Education & Education Reform

Women and girls have made substantial progress in educational attainment. Today in the US women receive more than half of all college degrees – and have almost achieved parity with men in advanced degrees in law, medicine and other disciplines. But several gaps persist, and more importantly, disparities remain among diverse women according to race, income, immigrant status and other socio-economic factors. Improving access to quality education for all students including adolescent girls and mothers needs to become a national and global priority. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

The Ever Increasing Majority of Women Graduates

According to a recent OECD report, Higher Education to 2030, women will become an even larger majority of the graduate talent pool in only one decade. Companies are already having to ensure that they don’t swing the gender balance too far in favor of women. However, it must be noted that women primarily study the social sciences, while men study engineering.
 

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Perceived Barriers: Gender Equity in College Coaching and Administration

The third study conducted by the NCAA to measure career aspirations and perceptions of careers in intercollegiate athletics among females. It also seeks to provide NCAA policymakers, conference offices and member institutions with detailed information on the perceptions and concerns of female student-athletes, coaches, administrators and officials regarding careers for females in intercollegiate athletics.
 

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http://www.ncaapublications.com/Uploads/PDF/Barriers22461795-87bd-44ff-b94a-0dd11b9ee83c.pdf

Financial concerns of first-year college students have wide impact

More first-year college students have concerns about their ability to finance college than at any time since 1971, according to the CIRP Freshman Survey, UCLA's annual survey of the nation's entering students at four-year colleges and universities. Such concerns are part of an overall picture of the impact of the economic downturn on the experiences of entering college students.

More than half of incoming first-time students in 2009 reported "some" concern about financing college, and more students were turning to loans to pay for college ? 53.3 percent in 2009, up 3.9 percentage points from 2008 and the highest level reported in the last nine years.

Girls Inc. Alumna Describes Impact of Girls Inc.

Damary Bonilla, an alumna of Girls Inc. of New York City, answers the question: what does a world full of Girls Inc. girls and women look like?

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Tell Me PSA - School

The award winning Girls Inc. "Tell Me" PSAs feature girls telling adults what positive messages they need to hear.  

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ING Foundation and Girls Inc. Launch Innovative Investment Challenge for Girls Ages 12-18

New York, NY — February 12, 2009

NCRW Policy Brief: Education

Despite gains in educational achievement for women and girls over the last decade, the gap continues to widen for low-income women and women of color. Access to education is key to women’s economic security and well-being. More vigorous efforts are needed to ensure sufficient support programs at the state and federal levels for low-income women and women heads of households.
 

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NCRW Fact Sheet: Women and Educational Disparities--A Call to Action

Today, women are more likely than men to attend college after high school, and are as likely to graduate with a postsecondary degree.  However, the gains made by women have not translated into earnings and higher wages in the labor market.

DUAL-CAREER ACADEMIC COUPLES: WHAT UNIVERSITIES NEED TO KNOW

Based on the partnering status of full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty in thirteen top U.S. research universities, Dual-Career Academic Couples explores the impact of dual-career partnering on hiring, retention, professional attitudes, and work culture in the U.S. university sector. It also makes recommendations for improving the way universities work with dual-career candidates and strengthen overall communication with their faculty on hiring and retention issues.

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http://www.stanford.edu/group/gender/ResearchPrograms/DualCareer/researchstudies.html
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