Recent Headlines


COVID-19: Women Front and Centre

The Financial Express

4/1/20—One thing is clear about the COVID-19 pandemic, as stock markets tumble, schools and universities close, people stockpile supplies and home becomes a different and crowded space: this is not just a health issue.


Why We Need Women’s Leadership in the COVID-19 Response

Thomson Reuters Foundation News

4/1/20—Solving health emergencies like the coronavirus demands the best minds the world has to offer – including women.


My Gymnastics Coach Used to Fat-Shame Girls, and It Shaped the Way I View My Body

PopSugar

4/1/20—”Fat girls don’t flip fast,” the gymnastics coach I had throughout elementary and early middle school told us as she explained how to get enough height in our tumbling passes.


How Women In STEM Combat Interruptions and Idea Appropriations

Forbes

3/31/20—Women, especially in business and STEM-related fields, are frequently interrupted in meetings when they share noteworthy ideas and valuable information.


How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School

Education Week

3/30/20—Tens of millions of students are dealing with massive upheaval to their educations and daily lives with their schools shuttered indefinitely to thwart the spread of the coronavirus.


Virtual Education Dilemma: Scheduled Classroom Instruction vs. Anytime Learning

Education Week

3/30/20—With schools shut down across America, K-12 teachers faced with a question many likely thought they’d never have to ask: When and how often during the school day do my students need to see me?


How History Can Bring Us Hope Right Now

CNN

3/28/20—In 2020, Women’s History Month comes amid a time of social upheaval and global fear over the coronavirus pandemic and resulting political turmoil.


A Gender Lens for COVID-19

Project Syndicate

3/27/20—Gender is often an ignored factor during health emergencies, even though women comprise 70% of the global healthcare workforce. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the most effective policy responses will be those that account for how the crisis is experienced by women and girls.


School Closures — Let’s Talk STEM for Parents

Forbes

3/27/20—School closures as a result of COVID-19 present challenges to the continuity of education for children as teachers and parents are scrambling to make sense of what they can support at home.


Remote Learning Can Be More Than a Bandage

Real Clear Education

3/27/20—School districts across the country are rushing to replicate their in-person schooling models any way they can, as students and teachers are kept home by lockdowns aimed at slowing the spread of COVID—19.


US Justice Department: Don’t Treat Trans Athletes as Girls

The New York Times

3/25/20—The U.S. Justice Department is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in interscholastic sports.


Helping Kids Who are Feeling Isolated and Anxious After Schools Shut Down

The Hechinger Report

3/25/20—Experts suggest finding other ways to connect, including video conferences and even snail mail.


Dear Music Teachers: Please Stop Asking How to Create a Virtual Choir Video

Midnight Music

3/23/20—Right now, I’m a member of a number of music teacher Facebook groups and everyone is scrambling to move their teaching to an online format.


Great YouTube Channels for Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers for Learning From Home During COVID-19 School Closures

Fordham Institute

3/19/20—Parents who will be homeschooling (temporarily) while schools are closed because of COVID—19 can only do so much to keep kids learning, so do your parents a solid and use this time to find subjects that get you excited!