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Nadiya Holley, the quarterback for the Ballou High School flag-football team, eludes opponents during a game this spring. The District of Columbia schools, as well as those in New York City, offer the sport—the closest equivalent to football for girls.
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New Opportunities for Girls, But Gender Gap Remains

More K-12 girls than ever are involved in sports since passage of the 1972 law, but the gap between boys and girls remains huge. (June 12, 2012)

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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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Despite having relatively strong representation on school boards, women serving on those panels tend to yield to their male counterparts on policy decisions, according to a new book.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Following concerns around accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, the International Society for Technology in Education has made significant changes to the code of conduct for its conference.
June 19, 2014 - Education Week
The connection between male students and their teachers is crucial, Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley write.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
A new law that requires schools to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity faces a recall effort.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
Elementary school is a good setting for educators to abandon gender stereotypes and labels of their students, writes Sheryl Boris-Schacter.
June 19, 2013 - Education Week
A national survey shows that high schoolers' interest in STEM careers is growing and so are gender gaps.
February 5, 2013 - Education Week
New research suggests that female teachers' comfort with math particularly affects their female students.
January 15, 2013 - Education Week
Educators enlist outside partners in formal and grassroots efforts that boost morale, achievement, and students' sense of security.
January 4, 2013 - Quality Counts
December 3, 2012 - Education Week
The first computer-based version of the national assessment also examined the use of word-processing tools by 8th and 12th graders.
September 14, 2012 - Education Week

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