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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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...

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  • June 22, 2010

    Washington Post: Many families in Arizona are choosing to leave the state after the passage of SB 1070. Many parents are quitting their jobs and pulling their children out of school, as they prepare to move out of a state in which they face the threat...


  • June 21, 2010

    Forbes: More women than ever before and getting their M.B.A.'s and seeing it as a way to open doors to a number of opportunities.  However, rather than making traditional career choices such as finance and consulting, many women are also choosing...


  • June 17, 2010

    Atlantic: "Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. For years,...


  • June 16, 2010

    WeNews: "News stories abound about girls suddenly outperforming boys in the very early grades, obscuring the fact that increasingly more boys than girls are taking "gifted" tests. Either way, Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers say...


  • June 16, 2010

    National Women's Law Center: Last week, the College Sports Council released a report that claimed that Title IX and a "gender quota" has adversely affected men's soccer. In addition to misrepresenting data, the report does not look at how...