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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Google To Promote Coding For Women, Minorities

Education News – Jordan E. Wassell

“With only 17% of its tech employees being women, 1% African-American and 2% Hispanic, Google has rolled out a new initiative to pay for three months of continuing education for women and minorities in the tech industry, reports Seth Rosenblatt for CNET.” (more)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Ethiopia: Teaching a Girl Teaches a Community

All Africa – Erna Solberg and Graca Machel

“In 1990, the Italian World Cup was played to the sound of Luciano Pavarotti’s Nessun Dorma. In that same year, 12.6 million under-fives died from largely preventable diseases, and 104 million children of primary school age were out of school.” (more)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Colleges Work to Engage Women, Minorities in STEM Fields

U.S. News – Delece Smith-Barrow

“In June, the Association of American Colleges and Universities announced 20 schools were ​selected ​to participate in Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM, ​ also known as TIDES. The new initiative aims to help faculty learn how to better engage women and underrepresented minorities, such as African-Americans​ or Hispanics, in STEM, as well as create curriculums​ that are more inclusive for these students. The program’s primary focus is to ​foster change for students interested in computer science.” (more)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Verizon joins the battle for girls in STEM

The Christian Science Monitor – Lisa Suhay

“Verizon is leading a new campaign to help remind parents that girls are born explorers and should be encouraged to follow their instincts toward science, without pause.” (more)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

‘Let Girls Learn’ Focuses On Equality in International Classrooms

Education News – Kristin DeCarr

“Let Girls Learn, an initiative started by the US government, is receiving backing from such celebrities as Anne Hathaway, Tyler Perry and Alicia Keys as it focuses on helping girls around the world receive an equal education in a safe environment.” (more)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fathers Educating and Empowering Daughters

The Huffington Post – Ed Gragert

“As a parent, that awesome moment 28 years ago when my daughter was born is forever etched in my memory. For months before her birth, her education was one of the paramount issues in planning for her childhood and beyond. I, like fathers everywhere, wanted her to have every opportunity to develop into the adult of her dreams.”(more)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Education’s Great Divide: Girls Outperforming Boys

Psychology Today – Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., L.P.C.

“Why are girls doing better than boys in the classroom? The authors of the study offer many explanations, but social and cultural factors were most predominant. It seems parental and societal expectations of the sexes could play a large role in how these youth perform academically.”(more)

Monday, June 9, 2014

How to get more girls into math and science? Chevron has ideas, and is writing big checks

The Albany Business Review – I-Chun Chen

“Corporate dollars can go a long way toward encouraging girls to get involved in science and technology, engineering and math. Just ask Linda Kekelis to tell you about a girl named Aileen.”(more)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sport builds girls’ confidence, says schools leader

BBC – Judith Burns

“Girls should take part in competitive sport to build confidence and resilience, the leader of a group of girls’ schools will argue this week.”(more)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Houston STEM camp aims to help break gender and career stereotypes


“There are many more women pursuing careers in engineering now than several decades ago, but the gender gap remains wide. Last year, the Society of Women Engineers analyzed research on engineering and gender and found that increases in the number of women in the profession had slowed or stopped altogether.”(more)