Education Equity
Afghan Girls Win Gold at International Science Competition

Afghan Girls Win Gold at International Science Competition

Three schoolgirls from Afghanistan won gold in biology at an international science competition hosted in Kenya last week.
Tennessee and Chicago Move Forward with Plans for Free Community College

Tennessee and Chicago Move Forward with Plans for Free Community College

Many Americans had not heard of the proposal to make 2 years of community college free until President Obama’s State of the Union address. Tennessee and Chicago, however, have long been working to make this plan a reality for their students.
Worldwide Attacks Against Schoolgirls Are on the Rise

Worldwide Attacks Against Schoolgirls Are on the Rise

Despite legal protections for gender equality, around 3,600 attacks against schools, students, and teachers were recorded in just the year 2012 alone.
Black Girls Matter: New Report Exposes Gendered and Racial Disparities in Education Too Often Erased

Black Girls Matter: New Report Exposes Gendered and Racial Disparities in Education Too Often Erased

A new report outlines the obstacles facing Black girls in America's school systems - and demands that advocate, policymakers, and educators do better to foster safe spaces for Black girls to learn and grow.
Sex Segregation is On the Rise in America's Public Schools

Sex Segregation is On the Rise in America’s Public Schools

Deliberate sex segregation is on the rise in public K-12 classrooms across the country, despite evidence that it is often illegal and educationally unsound.
PRESS RELEASE: FMF Study Shows Increase In Nationwide Single-Sex Public Education

PRESS RELEASE: FMF Study Shows Increase In Nationwide Single-Sex Public Education

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) just completed its second national study “Identifying US K-12 Public Schools with Deliberate Sex Segregation."
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.