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June 13, 2018

Why Do Some of the Nation's Wealthiest Districts Have the Worst Gender Gaps in Math and Reading?

Nationwide, boys score better than girls on math tests, and girls outperform boys in reading. But those gender gaps aren't universal; in fact, a new Stanford University study suggests the size and the direction of these gaps vary from one school district to another.

December 21, 2017

Leslie Wolfe, Equity Researcher Who Scrutinized SAT, Dies at 74

The equity researcher was an early critic of using standardized tests for accountability.

March 26, 2015

What You Might Not Know About the Gender Gap in Reading

A new analysis peels back common wisdom about why boys may lag girls in reading achievement.

May 11, 2012

Study: Feminizing STEM Role Models Turns Off Girls

The push to promote more "feminine" role models for science, technology, engineering and math fields may backfire with middle school girls, according to a new study.

December 12, 2011

Researchers Probe 'Myths' Around Math Gender Gap

Comparisons of recent international test data undermine the evidence for several of the hypothesized causes of the math achievement gap between boys and girls, according to a new analysis in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

September 17, 2010

Better Education Attainment Saves Lives

Each additional year of schooling that a country's women attain cuts by nearly 10 percent the children who will die before age 5, according to a new study.

January 25, 2010

Study: Math-Anxious Teachers Affect Girls' Math Learning

The more anxious a teacher is about math, the more likely girls were to believe negative stereotypes about females' math abilities, a new study says.

July 01, 2009

Women on Par With Men in Principalship, Says Report

More than half the nation's principals are now women, according to one of five statistical reports released yesterday by the National Center for Education Statistics.


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