Education & Education Reform

Despite recent progress, women do not have equal access to educational opportunities. Socio-economic and racial disparities persist, particularly for immigrants and women of color. More effort needs to be focused on improving access to college preparatory and post-secondary education for low-income girls. Efforts need to include comprehensive sex education and teen pregnancy prevention as well as extended and flexible degree programs for single mothers. More focus is needed on making “hard sciences” (physics, chemistry, engineering) and technology more appealing to girls both in the classroom and as part of after-school activities.

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Blog Posts

*By Kate MeyerLast week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal...
In 2008, families in the lowest income bracket needed to sacrafice 55 percent of their annual income to send their child to a four-year public...
 *By Julie Zeilinger
By Josephina Ragon* Last week, I waited eagerly on the steps of City Hall to get the latest facts on the status of black women and girls. The...
By Rylee Sommers-Flanagan*This post originally appeared on the Health Justice Blog associated with the Health Justice Division of the New York...

News

  • July 18, 2010

    CBS: Authorities in  Syria have banned the wearing of the niqab, a face covering veil worn by some Muslim women in public universities.  The ban is an attempt by the government to discourage Islam and has forced over 1000 female teachers who...


  • June 26, 2010

    Seattle Times: The Al-Huda chain of Islamic schools across Pakistan is growing rapidly and gaining popularity among the many women who attend classes there. It was started by a woman and offers structured curriculum to its many students.  However...


  • June 23, 2010

    Ms. Magazine:  Title IX, a law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all levels of education marked its 38th anniversary today.  Most know it as a law that was used to increase women's participation in athletics, however,...


  • June 16, 2010

    National Women's Law Center: Last week, the College Sports Council released a report that claimed that Title IX and a "gender quota" has adversely affected men's soccer. In addition to misrepresenting data, the report does not look at how...


  • June 9, 2010

    Women's eNews: The Patsy Takemoto Mink Fellowship, named after the former Congresswoman from Hawaii, assists low-income women in gaining an education by awarding scholarships to needy women who are fighting for access to education. Mink strongly...