Education & Education Reform

Programs to encourage greater diversity and inclusion, particularly in the leadership of educational institutions, are a central focus of NCRW’s work. We view affirmative action as an important component of efforts to level the playing field in all aspects of education – from access, to quality education, to teaching, tenure and administration. We have led important initiatives such as the Diversity in Higher Education Summit in 2006 and Ford Foundation-funded projects for diversifying the leadership of our member centers. Diversity and inclusion will continue to be overarching values that are central to our work and programs.

Re:Gender Resources

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Blog Posts

*By Kate MeyerLast week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal...
By Rylee Sommers-Flanagan*History is a collective story. It is selectively written, representing even unintended preferences of its author, and it is...
*By Julie Zeilinger Despite widespread satisfaction over the fact that women now constitute close to 50% of students in medical and law schools...
By Josephina Ragon* Last week, I waited eagerly on the steps of City Hall to get the latest facts on the status of black women and girls. The...

News

  • 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 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...


  • 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...