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Girls Edge Out Boys on National Technology Assessment

Only 43 percent of 8th graders reached proficiency on the first NAEP in technology and engineering, but girls had a slight edge over boys. (May 31, 2016)

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Title IX: How Far We've Come
In this collection, Education Week examines the landmark federal law’s history, progress, and remaining barriers.

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Engaging Girls and Other Underrepresented Populations in STEM
Strategies for engaging students—in particular those who are less likely to pursue STEM careers—was discussed in this webinar.

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Title IX Turns 40: What's Left to Do?
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, Education Week writers discuss the academic, athletic, and social aspects of the law.

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The debate on restroom access remains unsettled, as multiple legal cases play out and enforcement of new federal guidelines is blocked for now.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
Amid the contentious debate over transgender restroom policies, Amira Hasenbush of the Williams Institute at UCLA delves into the relevant research.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
The number of civil rights complaints and investigations spiked dramatically during the Obama administration.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Only 43 percent of 8th graders reached proficiency on the first NAEP in technology and engineering, but girls had a slight edge over boys.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Monique W. Morris, author and researcher, discusses the plight of black girls, who are disproportionately turned out of K-12 schools.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
School resource officers and the schools they serve require a culture shift to reduce the discipline rates of girls of color, writes Rebecca Epstein.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
An escalating legal fight between the Obama administration and state officials could still leave federal funds at risk for the state's K-12 schools.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
A mix of social and cultural forces keeps many African-American, Latino, and low-income students off the track toward international math recognition.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
A federal appeals court ruling that Title IX protects the rights of students to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity could have far-reaching implications for schools.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week

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