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

  • May 31, 2010

    From Ms. Magazine:  The Obama administration recently released a report from the National Security Strategy that prioritized supporting the rights of women and girls.   The document also states that it will support the ...


  • April 16, 2010

    Increasing numbers of women are heading to business school due to a weakened economy, the flexibility the degree affords and an effort by universities to actively recruit more female students. According to the...


  • April 15, 2010

    A NEW fund dedicated solely to women’s causes was launched yesterday in Dublin by President Mary McAleese.

    The Women’s Fund for Ireland aims to address problems facing women and girls in Ireland including poverty, violence and...


  • April 12, 2010

    For decades, M.B.A. programs have failed to attract a critical mass of female students, even as admissions offices scramble to target their recruiting practices at women.

    The numbers of women pursuing...


  • March 28, 2010

    In Johannesburg last week nearly 300 rights advocates and politicians brainstormed for three days about how to make governments in 10 countries of southern Africa friendlier to women.  Gender Links, a nongovernmental organization based...