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Will keeping legos from boys lead to more gender equity in STEM?

A kindergarten teacher in Washington state watched for years as the boys played with building blocks and the girls played with dolls and crayons until she had enough.  153 more words


Peace Corps Honors Volunteers Who Engage Men and Boys in Gender Equity Activities on International Men’s Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 20, 2015 – In honor of International Men’s Day yesterday, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers who are working with their communities to educate and uplift men in order to reduce gender-based discrimination and foster a culture of mutual respect and understanding. 178 more words


The Equity Traps within Act 77: Flexible Pathways and Personalized Learning Plans

In Vermont we are actively working as a state to adopt a number of exciting and meaningful school transformation initiatives. One of these involves creating Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs) for each student, starting this year in the seventh grade, that will be a dynamic process to help guide students through multiple pathways towards their post-secondary aspirations. 1,442 more words

Death rates and women of childbearing age in the US

We’ve posted a number of times recently on violence against women and the way it affects women’s health and wellbeing. The statistic that violence against women is the leading preventable contributor to death, disability and illness in Victorian women aged 15–44 ( 1,013 more words


"Strong Female Characters"

Last night I posted the following image about strong women on my Facebook Page:

I like what it has to say about women and our responsibility to provide young girls with positive role models, but I cringe a little because I’ve also come loath the term, … 373 more words