The Importance of Maker Education for Girls

Ed Surge – Angi Chau “As the director of a maker lab at Castilleja School, an independent all-girls school for grades 6-12, I, along with my team, have witnessed dramatic changes in skills and confidence that can occur when we give young women not only the...

Girls face ‘sharp rise in emotional problems’

BBC – Smitha Mundasad “The number of schoolgirls at risk of emotional problems has risen sharply, an English study in the Journal of Adolescent Health suggests. Scientists analysed questionnaires completed by 1,600 pupils aged 11-13 in 2009, comparing them...

The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM

Harvard Business Review – Joan C. Williams “By now, we’ve all heard about the low numbers of American women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Some argue it’s a pipeline issue – that if we can interest more young girls in STEM subjects,...

The Gender Gap in Reading

Education Next – Tom Loveless “This week marks the release of the 2015 Brown Center Report on American Education, the fourteenth issue of the series. One of the three studies in the report, “Girls, Boys, and Reading,” examines the gender gap in reading....