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.

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Re:Gender Resources

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Increasing Student Aid—Making Higher Education Accessible to Women and Low-Income Students
    As wages continue to stagnate and tuition costs rise, college education has become out of reach for...

  • NCRW Background Paper: Reinvesting in Women and Families
    Based on available research, it is clear that while the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Welfare Reform and Education
    The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 pushed many poor women into jobs but without sufficient training or...

  • NCRW Policy Brief: Education
    Despite gains in educational achievement for women and girls over the last decade, the gap...

  • 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...

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Blog Posts

By Quailan Pantin, Programs Intern                              ...
Pew Research Center released a report in May 2013 titled, Record Share of New Mothers are College Educated.  The report explored changing...
On July 1st, the interest rates for government-subsidized Stafford student loans doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Congress received a lot of...
Quality early care and education are truly gifts that will keep on giving, not only to mothers, but to all of us.  We’re not saying that...
By Allison FlambergThe Center for American Progress recently released a report on the education reforms Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law...

News

  • September 6, 2010

    ABC News:  One in four college women--will be the victim or rape or attempted rape before they graduate.   Victims often face additional injustice according to a report from The Center for Public Integrity which found "students...


  • July 27, 2010

    Inside Higher Education: A federal judge ruled against a Connecticut university for attempting to use competitive cheerleading to meet its federal Title IX requirements.  Adocates think that misconceptions about the sport affect how people view...


  • July 18, 2010

    CBS: Authorities in  Syria have banned the wearing of the niqab, a face covering veil worn by some Muslim women in public universities.  The ban is an attempt by the government to discourage Islam and has forced over 1000 female teachers who...


  • June 26, 2010

    Seattle Times: The Al-Huda chain of Islamic schools across Pakistan is growing rapidly and gaining popularity among the many women who attend classes there. It was started by a woman and offers structured curriculum to its many students.  However...


  • June 23, 2010

    Ms. Magazine:  Title IX, a law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all levels of education marked its 38th anniversary today.  Most know it as a law that was used to increase women's participation in athletics, however,...