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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Engaging Girls in Your STEM Program

The Huffington Post – Kiki Prottsman

“Even programs with the best intentions sometimes have difficulty attracting girls to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).” (more)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

How to Raise a Woman Scientist

The Huffington Post – Meg Lowman

“Although things have changed considerably for women in the world of science since the brave and bold Marie Curie began paving the way, there are still far too few women pursuing science careers…So how can we all help our daughters become scientists? First and foremost, parents play a critical role.” (more)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Educators still trying to attract more women to technology, science fields

The Globe and Mail – Kate Hammer and Caroline Alphonso

“Standardized test scores released Tuesday show that at the Grade 8-level girls have closed the gap in science and math, performing as well and sometimes better than their male classmates. But participation in those courses begins declining in high school and drops further in university: Females account for just 39 per cent of undergrads in math and physical sciences and only 17 per cent of undergraduates in engineering and computer science, according to data from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.” (more)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Report urges support for girls’ leadership roles

E-School News – Laura Devaney

“Educators are uniquely positions to help girls assume leadership roles and overcome stereotypes both in and out of school, according to a new report from the National Education Association (NEA).” (more)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Boys Are Much More Likely To Take On Leadership Roles In Science And Math Class, Say Teachers

The Huffington Post – Rebecca Klein

“When it comes to middle school and high school math and science classes, boys continue to reign supreme…Yet even as educators report seeing gender disparities throughout their schools, they may also be playing a role in perpetuating them…Evidence suggests that this kind of bias in the classroom can lead to students being pigeonholed into specific roles and fields.” (more)

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)