Education & Education Reform

Women and girls have made substantial progress in educational attainment. Today in the US women receive more than half of all college degrees – and have almost achieved parity with men in advanced degrees in law, medicine and other disciplines. But several gaps persist, and more importantly, disparities remain among diverse women according to race, income, immigrant status and other socio-economic factors. Improving access to quality education for all students including adolescent girls and mothers needs to become a national and global priority.

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By Quailan Pantin, Programs Intern                              ...
Pew Research Center released a report in May 2013 titled, Record Share of New Mothers are College Educated.  The report explored changing...
On July 1st, the interest rates for government-subsidized Stafford student loans doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Congress received a lot of...
Quality early care and education are truly a gifts that will keep on giving, not only to mothers, but to all of us.  We’re not saying that...
By Allison FlambergThe Center for American Progress recently released a report on the education reforms Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law...

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  • December 16, 2010

    New Jersey Institute of Technology: A new project funded by the National Science Foundation used social network mapping to expose collaborations between colleagues and how or whether this led to career advancement. Researchers concluded that women...


  • November 18, 2010

    Chicago Tribune: Incidents of male student athletes committing acts of sexual or domestic violence are on the rise. Concerned, the NCAA is consulting with the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes and is considering a new gender violence policy...


  • November 16, 2010

    Society for Research in Child Development: A new study published in Child Development shows that when teachers call attention to gender in preschool classrooms children are then more likely to express stereotyped views of boys and girls.


  • November 10, 2010

    LA Times: The National Women's Law Center has filled complaints against 12 school districts for violating Title IX, the federal law that states that "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in,...


  • November 9, 2010

    CNN: From 1996-2001, girls were not allowed to attend school in Afghanistan.  Although many girls schools have reopened, female educational institutions have come under attack, with buildings being burned and schoolgirls being poisoned.