Recent Headlines


Girls’ Education Suffers When High-achieving Boys Are Peers

Cornell Chronicle

5/16/19—Teenage girls do worse in their education, careers and social lives when they have more high-achieving boys in their classes, according to a new study by two Cornell economists.


A New Report Shows How Racism and Bias Deny Black Girls Their Childhoods

Vox

5/16/19—“Black girls are not getting the benefits of being viewed as innocent.”


Anxiety Is Skyrocketing in Teens, so How Can We Help?

WKYC

5/15/19—There’s no denying it. More and more kids of all ages are experiencing anxiety.


Sorry Not Sorry

Harvard Business Review

5/13/19—Lots of us have heard the advice that we should stop apologizing so much, especially at work. But do women really say “sorry” too often?


It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About STEM Careers

US News & World Report

5/13/19—Girls especially should take advantage of STEM education opportunities long before college.


Addressing the Biases Plaguing Algorithms

Harvard Business Review

5/13/19—Executives lured by the siren-song of AI need to understand both the possibilities and risks endemic in AI and data.


Young Girls Deferring to Boys Hamper Decision-Making

Psychology Today

5/11/19—To cultivate leaders, young girls must develop confidence and speak up.


Making Playgrounds a Little More Dangerous

The New York Times

5/10/19—”I came to the counterintuitive conclusion that engaging in risk is actually very important in preventing injuries,” a researcher says.


Can South Africa Teach Us a Lesson in Fixing Gender Education Gaps?

OZY

5/8/19—The country hopes dedicated support networks can encourage female leaders.


Students With Disabilities Deserve Inclusion. It’s Also the Best Way to Teach

Education Week

5/7/19—Inclusion is not the same as thoughtlessly integrating disabled students without support.


Finding STEM’s ‘Gone Girls’: Why Women Innovators Need a New Deal

Knowledge@Wharton

5/2/19—A recent government report shows that despite their growing presence in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, women are largely absent on patents.


The Equality Act Doesn’t Threaten Title IX

The Washington Post

5/5/19—The April 30 Tuesday Opinion essay “Pass the Equality Act, But Don’t Abandon Title IX,” by Doriane Coleman, Martina Navratilova and Sanya Richards-Ross, fundamentally misunderstood the Equality Act and Title IX, the law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education programs.


Pass the Equality Act, But Don’t Abandon Title IX

The Washington Post

4/29/19—The Supreme Court on April 22 agreed to take up the question whether Congress intended for the word “sex” in employment discrimination law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.


Where Are the Black Women in STEM Leadership?

Scientific American

4/23/19—Today, Black women are working in every industry imaginable and doing jobs that, just a generation or two ago, we could only dream of. Yet the number of those working at senior levels in STEM fields remains distressingly low.