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Ninth graders Angela Alexy, Zoe Doyle, and Sarah Retallick use Instamorph to mold a custom phone cord holder at Pennsbury High School in Falls Township, Pa., on March 19, 2018. Bucks County schools are involving girls in STEM programs.
Ninth graders mold a custom phone cord holder in a STEM program at Pennsbury High School in Falls Township, Pa. Women’s interest in computer science mostly starts in high school, according to the Girls Who Code/Logitech report.
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Future of Work The Key to Getting Girls Interested in STEM Could Be Their Teacher
A majority of women surveyed said that a teacher had the greatest influence in their decision to pursue a career in technology.
Lauraine Langreo, August 17, 2022
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Student Well-Being Schools Must Protect Pregnant Students. Proposed Federal Rules Would Spell Out How
The U.S. Department of Education's proposed Title IX rules clarify the rights of pregnant and parenting students and employees.
Libby Stanford, August 1, 2022
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Ninth graders Darci Hamer, left, and Avery Stimmel make small adjustments to the path of their robot at Pennsbury High School in Falls Township, Pa., on March 19, 2018. Bucks County schools are involving girls in STEM programs.
Ninth graders make small adjustments to the path of their robot at Pennsbury High School in Falls Township, Pa.
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Future of Work Want Girls to Pursue STEM Learning? Hear What Female NASA Scientists Have to Say
Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM-related careers.
Lauraine Langreo, July 19, 2022
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A screenshot from the game, Minecraft Dungeon.
A screenshot from the game, Minecraft Dungeon.
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Future of Work Want to Get Girls Interested in STEM Careers? Try Minecraft
Two teachers in Louisiana started an after-school club to get girls interested in STEM.
Lauraine Langreo, June 29, 2022
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Monique Lopes, 16, far left, dresses with unidentified football players at Pepin High School prior to practice Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, in Pepin, Wis.
High school girls get ready for football practice at Pepin High School in Pepin, Wis., in a 1999 photo.
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Equity & Diversity 5 Ways Title IX Transformed School Sports (and More)
On the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights law, here are five ways it transformed sports and schooling and still does.
Apoorvaa Mandar Bichu, June 22, 2022
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Scales of justice and Gavel on wooden table and Lawyer or Judge working with agreement in Courtroom, Justice and Law concept.
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Law & Courts A Charter School Made Girls Wear Skirts to Promote 'Chivalry.' An Appeals Court Says No
A federal appeals court said the charter school's policy violates the Constitution and that Title IX applies to dress codes.
Mark Walsh, June 15, 2022
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Black Girls Misunderstood
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Why More Teachers Need to See the Beauty and Brilliance in Black Girls
Black girls are often accused of being loud or having an attitude. We need teachers to change that harmful perspective, because it matters.
Bola Delano-Oriaran, March 28, 2021
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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.”
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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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Alameda High School students Henry Mills, left, and Kristen Wong sit together on the school's campus in Alameda, Calif. on Aug. 23, 2018. The city's school system relaxed dress codes to allow midriff-baring shirts and short shorts, among other once-banned items.
Alameda High School students Henry Mills, left, and Kristen Wong sit together on the school's campus in Alameda, Calif. The city's school system relaxed dress codes to allow midriff-baring shirts and short shorts, among other once-banned items.
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School & District Management 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.
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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 & Ann Myers, October 1, 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 & Ann Myers, October 25, 2016
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