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NCRW 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...

News

  • January 23, 2012

    Forty years after the passage of federal legislation used to prevent gender discrimination in college sports, female participation opportunities have reached a record high. 


  • January 17, 2012

     A National Science Foundation grant recently awarded to Gonzaga University is aimed at bringing more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, often called the STEM fields.


  • January 17, 2012

     A 7-year-old transgender child's inclusion in the organization prompted the girl's call for a boycott.


  • January 6, 2012

     It’s another engineering “design challenge” at Techbridge, an after-school program for girls that encourages interest in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—subjects. Close to 30 girls are here...


  • January 4, 2012

     Public colleges in New Hampshire are precluded from using affirmative-action preferences in hiring or admissions decisions under a new law that took effect on January 1 after being passed by the state's legislature last year with relatively...


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Blog Posts

By Quailan Pantin, Programs Intern                                            ...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 5:04pm
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Pew Research Center released a report in May 2013 titled, Record Share of New Mothers are College Educated.  The report explored changing educational trends among new mothers.  “New...
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 5:24pm
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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 criticism for its inability to find common ground...
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 4:20pm
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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 it’s only important to mothers; fathers...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:53pm
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By Allison FlambergThe Center for American Progress recently released a report on the education reforms Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law last month. Senate Bill 7 (SB 7) seeks to...
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 4:53pm
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