Recent Headlines


Is the President Making Middle School Worse?

The New York Times

1/11/19—In Virginia, school bullying is up in regions that voted for Trump.


Girls Match Boys in Confidence at Single-Sex Schools, Study Finds

The Sydney Morning Herald

1/11/19—Girls’ confidence tends to fall below boys’ from about the age of nine, and the gap doesn’t close until they are elderly. But ground-breaking Australian research has found one group bucking that trend — girls at single-sex schools.


Congress May Now Have Historic Female Representation, but Women in Leadership Still Have a Long Way to Go

Brookings

1/9/19—Last week, the 116th U.S. Congress was sworn in. Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, the country has much to celebrate in its historic increase in representation by women, from 19 percent in 2017 to 24 percent in 2019, lifting us—finally—to the world average (24 percent) of women in national parliaments or congressional bodies.


Harvard’s War on Single-Sex Clubs Has Opened a New Battle Over Sex Discrimination

Mother Jones

1/9/19—When Rebecca Ramos first joined the Delta Gamma sorority during her freshman year at Harvard University in 2014, she wasn’t sure how involved she wanted to get.


These 5 Trends Will Dominate Stem + Education in 2019

Forbes

1/8/19—While 2018 was a momentous year for STEM education, with scientists and teachers running for office in unprecedented numbers and a steady stream of news reports on the value of a STEM degree, 2019 is gearing up to be even bigger.


Why Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs Struggle to Grow – and How to Help

The Conversation

1/8/19—Africa has seen the highest growth among businesses run by women in recent years. This would appear to be good news: entrepreneurship is arguably crucial for job creation and economic growth.


The Next Revolution in Education: Design Thinking

Forbes

1/8/19—A defining feature of the last century was that most jobs were relatively clear cut (banker, electrician, teacher, etc). In our own time, however, people increasingly have careers that are underscored by a theme.


Girls Are Still Missing School Because of Period Poverty. There Is an Answer.

The Guardian

1/8/19—Just over a year ago, more than 2,000 people braved the December chill and stood together outside Downing Street to collectively shout for an end to period poverty in the UK.


The First Program to Train High School Girls with Blockchain Skills

Forbes

1/7/19—Blockchain is meant to lower barriers for people around the world. Yet, in the early days, Bitcoin had a diversity issue: 90% of Bitcoin users in a CoinDesk survey in 2015 were male.


Link Between Social Media and Depression Stronger in Teen Girls Than Boys, Study Says

CNN

1/4/19—Though social media can be a helpful tool for teenagers to learn and connect with friends, experts have long warned that too much Snapchatting or Instagramming can come with downsides.


When It Comes to Women in STEM Roles, the Results Are Golden

Forbes

1/3/19—With the Golden Globes coming up next week, conversation has turned yet again to the importance of representation for women in Hollywood—both in front of the camera and behind it.


How Women Used Civil Disobedience to Change American Politics

The Washington Post

12/27/18—Smash! Smash! Smash! Patrons of the Carey Hotel bar in Wichita, Kansas may well have heard that sound on Dec. 27, 1900 as Prohibition activist Carrie Nation smashed up liquor bottles and glasses with a hatchet, causing several thousand dollars’ worth of damage before she was arrested.


Early Takeaways From the Ad Council’s New STEM Diversity Campaign

All Together

12/19/18—Replacing a long-standing, single-client model with a broad-based coalition, the Ad Council’s new public service campaign aims to inspire girls to pursue STEM education and careers.


The Five Success Skills Every Student Should Master

Education Week

12/11/18—Imagine education as a forest. We love to identify and categorize trees.


The Misguided Priorities of Our Educational System

New York Times

12/10/18—We spend too much money on college students and not enough on everyone else.