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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.