Girls

Student Well-Being Video More Cities Take On ‘Period Poverty’ As a Way to Keep Kids in School
Many girls can’t afford the cost of menstrual products every month and end up staying home, missing class. Providence, Rhode Island has taken on this issue head on, seeing it as an equity issue for its mostly low income students. They have joined an increasing number of school districts, cities and states that offer free period products in schools for students who might need or can’t afford them. Officials say tackling this once taboo subject, is part of a strategy to keep children in school, healthy and ready to learn. It’s part of an effort to end what’s been called “period poverty.”
June 26, 2019
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Dressed in her shoulder pads and jersey, 8th grader Julie Michael, 13, holds her flute before playing the national anthem with the marching band at Seven Springs Middle School in New Port Richey, Fla. Julie is a kicker on the football team, and also plays linebacker and wide receiver.
Dressed in her shoulder pads and jersey, 8th grader Julie Michael, 13, holds her flute before playing the national anthem with the marching band at Seven Springs Middle School in New Port Richey, Fla. Julie is a kicker on the football team, and also plays linebacker and wide receiver.
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Student Well-Being Photos Tackling Football and the Flute
Julie Michael stood in the metal bleachers, flute poised at her lips, ready to play the national anthem with the middle school band.
Education Week Photo Staff, October 5, 2018
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Students Sofia Valdez, left, and Sophia Portolese, wear clothes that were once banned at Alameda High School in Alameda, Calif., one of many schools whose dress-code policies are in the news this year. Alameda High now allows students to wear ripped jeans and midriff tops.
Students Sofia Valdez, left, and Sophia Portolese, wear clothes that were once banned at Alameda High School in Alameda, Calif., one of many schools whose dress-code policies are in the news this year. Alameda High now allows students to wear ripped jeans and midriff tops.
Brittany Hosea-Small/The San Francisco Chronicle
Equity & Diversity Do School Dress Codes Discriminate Against Girls?
A spate of viral videos is sparking questions about whether school dress code policies unfairly single out girls.
Sasha Jones, August 31, 2018
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Education Opinion Strategies for Supporting Girls in Computer Science
By focusing on providing positive female role models for computer science in our schools, and supporting girls and young women in their endeavors, we can send a strong message that computer science is for everyone.
Douglas Kiang, June 19, 2018
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The Wyoming Girls School, which serves court-ordered delinquent girls ages 12-21, works to avoid most visible signs of security. But it makes use of its rural location—set just beyond the center of town in Sheridan, Wyo., abutting the town’s small airport runway—both for security and pedagogy.
The Wyoming Girls School, which serves court-ordered delinquent girls ages 12-21, works to avoid most visible signs of security. But it makes use of its rural location—set just beyond the center of town in Sheridan, Wyo., abutting the town’s small airport runway—both for security and pedagogy.
Kristina Barker for Education Week
Student Well-Being Photos Learning in a Corrections Facility: A Day at Wyoming Girls School
A stay in a corrections facility—often hours away from home, school, and everything familiar—is a shock to the system for any student.
Education Week Photo Staff, March 6, 2018
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Leadership, Sexism, Girls, and Education
There are good reasons why educators, more than most, have a responsibility to find where the 'isms' hide within them and how they become visible to others.
Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers, October 1, 2017
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Education Not Enough Girls
Ashley Weagraff doesn’t worry about the boys anymore. She is the exception. One of the few girls taking technology-related classes at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, N.Y., the 15-year-old fought back her initial anxiety and now works well with male students in a computer- enhanced technical drawing, design, and production class.
John Gehring, June 22, 2017
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School Climate & Safety Opinion Educating Girls To Be Entrepreneurs
As educators and leaders, we must tell stories about successful social entrepreneurs, so that when someone says the term "entrepreneur" we are as likely to think of Sarah Kauss and her S'well bottle as Steve Jobs.
Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers, October 25, 2016
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Eight Reasons to Empower Girls in Schools: Educators should embrace the educational value of youth activism, especially for female students, urges Colby College’s Lyn Mikel Brown.
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Equity & Diversity Commentary Eight Reasons to Empower Girls in Schools
Educators should embrace the educational value of youth activism, especially for female students, urges Colby College’s Lyn Mikel Brown.
Lyn Mikel Brown, October 11, 2016
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Education Commentary Changing Girls' Ideas About Scientists' Work
Study after study documents the fact that girls take fewer science courses than boys do.
Carole B. Shmurak, July 26, 2016
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Education Opinion Girls Score Higher on Technology and Engineering Test
Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reveal that 8th grade girls scored better than boys on an assessment focused on technology and engineering.
Matthew Lynch, June 7, 2016
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School Climate & Safety Commentary Policing Girls of Color in Schools
School resource officers and the schools they serve require a culture shift to reduce the discipline rates of girls of color, writes Rebecca Epstein.
Rebecca Epstein, May 31, 2016
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School & District Management Los Angeles District Approves Plans For Two Girls-Only Schools
One school, the Girls Academic Leadership Academy, will focus on STEM to increase the number of girls who take those classes and participate in STEM careers.
Denisa R. Superville, April 15, 2015
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Science Opinion Girls and Technology: Painting a New Picture
Programming is a creative, social endeavor. Girls need to know that.
Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers, November 30, 2014
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