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The Three Lessons You Can Learn From Ruth Bader Ginsburg About Ambition

Forbes

11/12/18— Last week, Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office at the Supreme Court and broke three ribs.


No Longer Just Male or Female: D.C. Schools to Give Families a Third Option With ‘Non-binary’

The Washington Post

11/12/18— The District’s public school system is slated to become among the first in the nation to let families select “non-binary” — rather than male or female — when indicating the gender of their child on enrollment forms.


Women Actually Do Govern Differently

The New York Times

11/10/18— Fed up with the government shutdown in 2013, Senator Susan Collins took the floor, presented a three-point plan and implored colleagues on both sides of the aisle to work with her. As soon as she walked off, her phone rang. The first senators to call her, she said, were women…


A Record Number of Women Will Serve in Congress (With Potentially More to Come)

NPR

11/7/18— After Tuesday’s elections, a record number of women will serve in Congress come January 2019.


Surprising Support for the Term ‘Feminist’ on the Campaign Trail

The New York Times

11/6/18— Asked whether she was a feminist, Amy McGrath, the former Marine fighter pilot running for Congress in Kentucky, was emphatic: “Hell yeah, I’m a feminist.”


In Single-Sex Schools, Gender Stereotypes Are Void

Tes

11/6/18— On her recent visit down under, the Duchess of Sussex commented on how much she had benefited from attending an all-girls school, describing her experience as “empowering”.


Female Politicians From Around World Mark Century of UK Women’s Suffrage

The Guardian

11/5/18— A young Bosnian MP who denounced her uncle’s war crimes, a member of the Syrian opposition and a Gambian women’s rights campaigner are among the female parliamentarians who will sit in the House of Commons chamber this week.


Losing a Race for Congress Inspired Girls Who Code’s Founder to Tackle the STEM Gender Gap

Adweek

11/4/18— Sometimes you have to fail first to learn how to succeed. Reshma Saujani knows all about both.


Why We Need to Nurture Entrepreneurship in Young Girls

Stanford Social Innovation Review

11/1/18— Existing programs that promote and support women’s entrepreneurship help address the inequality that currently exists, but they don’t reach women early enough.


A ‘University’ Model for High School

Edutopia

10/22/18— In small-town Wisconsin, four schools cluster on one campus, fostering a culture of experimentation and self-directed learning for both students and teachers.