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 9, 2010

    Women's eNews: The Patsy Takemoto Mink Fellowship, named after the former Congresswoman from Hawaii, assists low-income women in gaining an education by awarding scholarships to needy women who are fighting for access to education. Mink strongly...


  • June 4, 2010

    Chicago Tribune: Three girls who were ordered to submit to a strip search in August of last year are now suing the Atlantic, Iowa School District.   The girls were among a group of five who were forced to strip during gym class after a...


  • May 31, 2010

    From Ms. Magazine:  The Obama administration recently released a report from the National Security Strategy that prioritized supporting the rights of women and girls.   The document also states that it will support the ...


  • April 16, 2010

    Scouting has come to New York’s private schools, a world known more for couture and expensive co-ops than for cookies and campcraft. Schools with newly formed troops include Chapin, Berkeley Carroll, Brearley, Dalton, Packer Collegiate, Spence...


  • April 16, 2010

    Increasing numbers of women are heading to business school due to a weakened economy, the flexibility the degree affords and an effort by universities to actively recruit more female students. According to the...