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March 26, 2015

Educators Can Boost Women's Role in Computing, Engineering, Report Says

In 2013, just 26 percent of computing professionals and 12 percent of working engineers were women, according to a new report.

March 19, 2015

Student Suspension Rates Drop in Chicago Schools, Study Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

March 18, 2015

Can Boys Help Girls Who Have Body Image Issues?

A UK child health expert is causing a stir by recommending that teachers tackle girls' body image issues by having boys discuss what they think is attractive.

March 16, 2015

Gender Gap in K-12 Ed-Tech Leadership Persists, Survey Finds

Women in K-12 information-technology leadership positions continue to face a pay- and prestige-gap, according to new survey information.

March 13, 2015

Minn. Lawmakers Attempting to Reverse Transgender Student-Athlete Policy

Republican lawmakers in Minnesota are attempting to override a policy that allows transgender student-athletes to participate on sports teams that align with their gender identity.

March 05, 2015

Study: Teacher Bias Affects Girls' Outcomes in STEM

A new study of Israeli students shows that teacher bias can influence girls' performance in STEM subjects and their decision to pursue further studies in the subject.

March 03, 2015

Biased Teachers Dissuade Girls From STEM Courses, Study Says

A new study shows that teacher bias can influence girls' performance in STEM subjects and their decision to pursue further studies in the subject.

February 11, 2015

Lawmakers Renew Push to Increase Protections for LGBT Students in Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has said that Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but advocates say a more specific federal law is necessary to provide certainty of students' legal rights.

February 10, 2015

D.C. City Councilwoman Asks if Planned Boys of Color Initiative Violates Title IX

The local elected official is concerned that the initiative, which focuses on improving outcomes for boys of color, may run afoul of federal law because it does not include girls.

December 08, 2014

Lawmaker Targets H.S. Sports League After Passage of Transgender Policy

State Rep. Joyce Peppin, who is set to become the state's House Majority Leader next month, disagrees with the Minnesota State High School League's new policy on transgender student-athletes.

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