Recent Headlines


All-Girls School Students More Interested in Construction Careers

The Sydney Morning Herald

3/7/19—New research has found that most females who are offered enrollment in construction degrees have been to all-girls high schools.


Girls Have Always Been Better at School. Now It Matters More.

Bloomberg

3/6/19—The higher-education gender gap has become a major factor in American political and economic life, and it yawns even wider in other rich countries.


Why Education Reformers Must Have the Courage to Talk About Family

Education Week

3/4/19—In a recent brief, the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child stated that “The science of child development shows that the foundation for sound mental health is built early in life, as early experiences—which include children’s relationships with parents, caregivers, relatives, teachers, and peers—shape the architecture of the developing brain.


At All-Girls School in Fort Worth, Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tells Students to Be Confident

Texas Public Radio

3/4/19—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth on Monday. She joined Democratic Congressman Marc Veasey and Principal Tamara Albury on stage to talk to students about leadership.


New STEM Initiative is Partnering with Girl Scouts and ‘Project Runway’ to Inspire Future STEM Trailblazers

Mashable

3/4/19—Many girls think, “I’m not a math person” or “I’m not a science person,” but Nicole Small, president of the Lyda Hill Foundation, wants to prove them wrong.


Closing the Gender Gap in the Tech Industry

CBS News

3/3/19—Despite efforts from companies and universities, the number of women majoring in computer science is declining. A non-profit is trying to change that by offering coding lessons to girls as early as kindergarten.


Girls in Tech: Confronting the “Middle School Cliff”

CBS News

3/3/19—Two successful women in technology say getting more women into their field requires focusing on girls’ education all the way back in elementary school.


Is Your School a Safe Learning Space?

The New York Times

2/28/19—What makes an ideal learning environment for you—physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally?


Feminism is Creating Opportunities for Girls. But What About Our Boys?

The Washington Post

2/26/19—I was at a women’s leadership summit in October when a woman rose to ask a panel of female leaders and activists a question.


Dear Therapist: I’m Worried the College-Admissions Process is Rigged Against My Son

The Atlantic

2/18/19—He has grades and test scores that I think should qualify him for the Ivy League—but he’s also white and upper-middle-class.


The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know

The New York Times

2/12/19—The College Board came up with a surprising conclusion about keys to success for college and life.


Girlhood

Harvard Ed Magazine

Winter 2019—After years of social gains and with bright futures within reach, why are things still so difficult for middle school girls?