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Girls education: The 2013 report card [infographic]

This infographic from Teach.com illustrates information gleaned from the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Education and Skills book on the topic,  Education and Skills 2.0: New Targets and Innovative Approacheswhich features an entire chapter devoted to this disparity across the world.

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Bringing Girls to STEM

IOWA CITY, IA (CBS2/FOX28) – Governor Branstad promised in his Condition of the State Address to increase education in science and math, promising that 60,000 new students would have access to STEM programs this school year. Part of that effort involved closing the gender gap in STEM-related professions, and the University of Iowa has already started to make progress.

Empowering girls is about rights, not just economics

It is only through championing a rights argument that we can make a sustained and effective effort for girls and women.

Teach a girl, enrich the world

CNN (blog) – They can be victors, like Malala, who captivated us when she bravely stood up for her right toeducation, changing the way we think about young girls 

‘Girl Rising’ screening at Hillsboro library, inspiring stories of young women and education

The words spoken by a narrator on the trailer for the documentary “Girl Rising” hold power and truth for Elizabeth Lopez, librarian at the Hillsboro Public Library.

Schoolgirls become young ambassadors for global school campaign

Maisie Le Masurier and Rebecca Unwin win Steve Sinnott award for the Send My Friend to School campaign

‘Girls Only’ GEMSET Club Ignites a Passion For Science

In an effort to encourage more Idaho girls to reach for the stars, the Discovery Center of Idaho,through its so called GEMSET program, is enabling female students to explore the sciences. Currently GEMSET, or Girls Exploring Math, Science, Engineering and Technology, is an invitation-only club that currently meets on Saturdays, once a month, at the Boise-based DCI.

Tour empowers girls with fun, education

In a society in which many of the normalcies in tween culture focus on sexuality and promiscuity – and push young girls to grow up too fast – the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair tour offers a fresh outlook on mother-daughter connectedness by teaching that being “crazy” can mean many different things.

How Empowering Women in IT Can Spur Economic Development

It’s a startling pair of statistics: When women are able to earn an income, they typically reinvest 90 percent of it back into their families and communities. And, for every year a girl stays in school, her future earnings will increase exponentially.

Are women really better at learning languages?

It’s dangerous to proclaim any characteristic as sweepingly male or female, but is there any truth behind this theory, asks Anne Merritt

Rwanda: Girls’ Forum to Address Female Students Concerns

‘Girls’ education priority to combat poverty, boost development’