Education Equity
Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to Affirmative Action at University of Texas

Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to Affirmative Action at University of Texas

In a brief order issued on Wednesday, the Fifth Circuit indicated that the decision to refuse rehearing was 10-5.
Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Remain Missing as Boko Haram Leader Denies Ceasefire

Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Remain Missing as Boko Haram Leader Denies Ceasefire

A man claiming to be the leader of extremist group Boko Haram denied that successful ceasefire talks had taken place between the group and Nigerian officials laying out a plan for the return of over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in April. Now, their families are still waiting.
Instead of Returning Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls, Boko Haram Reportedly Abducted More Women and Girls

Instead of Returning Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls, Boko Haram Reportedly Abducted More Women and Girls

Despite Nigerian military officials last week announcing they had negotiated with militant group Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped in April, it appears the girls have not yet been released - and residents say more women and girls have been kidnapped since.
Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram To Be Released Monday

Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram To Be Released Monday

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria's military are reportedly negotiating the release of the nearly 300 young women and girls who were abducted by Boko Haram more than six months ago, ostensibly bringing an end to six months of activist efforts calling for their return.
Girl Activists Spoke Out at the United Nations on International Day of the Girl

Girl Activists Spoke Out at the United Nations on International Day of the Girl

The designated day was created to raise awareness that gender inequality is still alive and well, and is worse in developing countries.
African American Girls Fall Behind Their Peers in Educational and Economic Outcomes

African American Girls Fall Behind Their Peers in Educational and Economic Outcomes

African American girls are falling behind when it comes to educational outcomes and economic opportunities, according to a new study.
$92 Million Project Will Improve Higher Education in Afghanistan

$92 Million Project Will Improve Higher Education in Afghanistan

The US Agency for International Development announced a $92 million project to improve the higher education system in Afghanistan last week.
Study Finds Sexual Health Education Should Begin As Early As Age 10

Study Finds Sexual Health Education Should Begin As Early As Age 10

Children should begin receiving formal education about sexual health as early as age 10, according to a new study published in the journal Global Public Health. The study’s researchers note that although sexual health programs typically focus on older adolescents, sexuality and gender identity begin emerging between the ages of 10 and 14. Programs should therefore be refocused...
Lower Court Upholds Affirmative Action at University of Texas at Austin

Lower Court Upholds Affirmative Action at University of Texas at Austin

"This decision should stand as a declaration of the ongoing importance and legality of affirmative action efforts that holistically evaluate applicants for admission in higher education."
Department of Education Grants University Religious Exemption From Title IX

Department of Education Grants University Religious Exemption From Title IX

The US Department of Education recently granted George Fox University a religious exemption from Title IX to, effectively granting the institution permission to discriminate against transgender student Jayce M.
Nigerian Army Has Located Girls Abducted by Boko Haram

Nigerian Army Has Located Girls Abducted by Boko Haram

The Nigerian army announced yesterday that it has determined the location of the 200 girls abducted by extremist group Boko Haram more than one month ago, noting that they are still in the country.
We Must Keep the Momentum Strong for Women and Girls' Education in Afghanistan

We Must Keep the Momentum Strong for Women and Girls’ Education in Afghanistan

Afghan girls are once again attending school, at the primary secondary, and university levels, and they are proving that if given opportunities, they can thrive.
ACLU Calls for Investigation of Single-Sex Program in Florida Schools

ACLU Calls for Investigation of Single-Sex Program in Florida Schools

The ACLU filed a complaint this week against the Hillsborough County Public School district in Florida's single-sex classrooms, claiming they violate Title IX and calling for a federal investigation.
Single-Sex Education Benefits Challenged By New Study

Single-Sex Education Benefits Challenged By New Study

A study published in the Psychological Bulletin on Monday challenges claims of the benefits of single-sex education.
ACLU Seeks Investigation of Stereotype-Based Single-Sex Education Program

ACLU Seeks Investigation of Stereotype-Based Single-Sex Education Program

The program at Somerset Middle School relies on harmful stereotypes about boys and girls.
Happy Malala Day!

Happy Malala Day!

Girls Learn International, a project of the Feminist Majority Foundation, has been working to aid in Malala's effort for broader education around the globe for 10 years - and today they're honoring Malala as part of their 10th anniversary celebration, 30 Days of Sheroes.
A Women in Academia Mini-Roundtable

A Women in Academia Mini-Roundtable

It's clear that women still struggle to find standing in academia. Two FMF interns tackle the issue right at the line where the personal becomes political.
SCOTUS Decision Breakdown: On Affirmative Action and Workplace Harassment

SCOTUS Decision Breakdown: On Affirmative Action and Workplace Harassment

So much SCOTUS, so little time. Here's our take on two of the high court's decisions from Monday.

Berkeley Students Protest Anti-Affirmative Action Bake Sale

The group sold baked goods that were priced according to the race and gender of their costumers.

Single-Sex Education Deemed Ineffective by Researchers

Distinguished university researchers on the Board of the American Council for CoEducational Schooling (ACCES) provided evidence that placing children in single-sex learning environments is ineffective, misguided and may actually have harmful effects on children.  In “The Pseudoscience of Single Sex Schooling, in Science magazine they found that purposeful “sex-segregated education is deeply misguided and often...