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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 Approaches, which features an entire chapter devoted to this disparity across the world.
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.
It is only through championing a rights argument that we can make a sustained and effective effort for girls and women.
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.
Maisie Le Masurier and Rebecca Unwin win Steve Sinnott award for the Send My Friend to School campaign
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.
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.
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.
It’s dangerous to proclaim any characteristic as sweepingly male or female, but is there any truth behind this theory, asks Anne Merritt