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Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Commitment to Raise the Global Ambition for Girls’ Education

Brookings – Rebecca Winthrop and Eileen McGivney

“Something we have been writing a lot about this year is the need to lift up the global ambition for girls’ education and coalesce behind an agenda that includes but goes beyond gender parity in school. For the past two decades, getting girls and boys enrolled in primary and secondary school in equal numbers has been a goal taken up by those working towards the world’s Education for All and Millennium Development goals. The progress toward these goals has been great.” (more)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

After Boko Haram: Hillary Clinton Promises Education For 14 Million Girls

Time – Eliana Dockterman

“Clinton and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced $600 million in private and public funding for global education.” (more)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Wage Gap Starts With Less Knowledge, and Lower Expectations

The New York Times – Ron Lieber

“The girls of America seem to know less about money than boys, earn less and have lower expectations for their earnings going forward. And their parents may be partly to blame.” (more)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What keeps girls from pursuing STEM fields

E-School News – Rachel E. Sherr

“Every student who has returned to school this fall should have the opportunity to prepare for the rapidly growing job opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math–also known as the STEM fields.” (more)

Counting on Girls

The Huffington Post – Julia Gillard

“In the midst of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, it is encouraging to reflect on one of the most important development priorities to emerge in the past 15 years — girls’ education.” (more)

Friday, September 19, 2014

How to get girls more interested in STEM subjects

The Washington Post – Valerie Strauss

“Why are girls underrepresented in STEM classes and careers? What can be done about it? Author Annie Murphy Paul discusses that in this post.” (more)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

International Literacy Day 2014: The State of Girls’ Education Today

The Huffington Post – Vanessa Thevathasan

“As we mark International Literacy Day, it is an opportune time to highlight the importance of literacy and the challenges ahead in promoting global literacy. The statics are shocking and reinforce the urgency behind today’s significance. According to the World Literacy Foundation, an estimated 67 million children still do not have access to primary school education.” (more)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Gentlemen, Preschool Is Calling

NPR Ed – MATT COLLETTE

“Experts hope New York City’s unprecedented pre-K expansion will lead more men to consider teaching small children…Men can play an important role in the development of young children. And experts say male teachers are particularly important role models for boys who grow up without father figures.” (more)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Why Investing In Girls Is The Smartest Move We Can Make

The Huffington Post – Staff Writer

“Lack of access to education and health care for girls around the world doesn’t just hurt girls — it hurts their families, communities and economies. Last month, UN Women released an infographic illustrating in numbers just how beneficial supporting young girls can be for a country’s economy.” (more)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

YA Lit And The Gender Gap in Education

The Huffington Post – Julie Drew

“More teens than ever before are reading fiction outside of school assignments, and half of adolescents surveyed say “they read books to ‘help you figure out who you are and who you could become.’” Young adults want to read — will read and are reading — good stories told well, fiction that speaks to their current young lives and that helps them to imagine how they could and should act upon the world as adults.” (more)