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Gender Stereotypes About Coding Ability Start as Young as 1st Grade, Study Finds- EDWEEK.COM

Experience programming robots can make young girls more interested in technology and more confident in their abilities in related subjects, a study published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology found.

But programming experience didn’t diminish girls’ gendered stereotypes about STEM ability. The 1st graders in the study, girls and boys alike, thought that boys were better at programming and robots.

This is the first study to find that children […]

Kathrine Switzer finishes Boston Marathon again, 50 years later

About a mile into running the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, Kathrine Switzer realized something…

For the last 50 years, she thought she was about 2 miles into running the 1967 Boston Marathon when Jock Semple, then the race director, tried to rip off her 261 bib number and throw her out of the race.

But on Monday when she ran the stretch of road where the incident happened, it turned out […]

Another sector for women and girls to consider for their careers-Entrepreneurship!

Worcester’s women entrepreneurs need to stop sailing solo
When I was about 11 years old, I walked to a local business across the street from my home in Quinsigamond Village and straight into a preview of my future. Just inside the doors, I overheard the owner of that business, Marge, talking about a business support group for the women in our neighborhood. I was so intrigued.

Whatever your gender or background, running […]

GIRLS OF ENERGY

Girls of Energy is designed to ignite curiosity and engage young minds across the globe and the Department of Energy is thrilled to showcase exceptional women who are conquering today’s energy challenges and creating tomorrow’s technology solutions.

Comprised of lesson plans, activities, and an engaging website, Girls of Energy highlights the importance of energy and how it improves the lives of our friends, neighbors, and family members. Exploring the cutting-edge energy […]

Depression Strikes Today’s Teen Girls Especially Hard

It’s tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. Kids become more aware of their environment in the teen years — down the block and online. The whole mix of changes can increase stress, anxiety and the risk of depression among all teens, research has long shown.

But a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests many more teenage girls in the U.S. may be experiencing […]

New State Profiles Show Far Too Many States Need Better Data on College and Career Readiness

Washington, D.C. – February 14, 2017 – Achieve today released updated college and career readiness profiles for every state along with a cross-state comparison report on K-12 and postsecondary education outcomes. These reports show that while a few states have improved their public reporting on indicators of student readiness for college and career, there is still a general lack of data transparency across states. Where states do report on these […]

THE PARENT CHECK-IN CLARK UNIVERSITY

For a limited time
Consultants at Clark University are offering a FREE 2-session Parent Check-In as part of a research study. Participants receive $100 or more just for participating. The Check-In is available to any parent or guardian of an 8-12-year-old who would like to get the most out of his/her parenting experience and find out if he/she is getting stuck in any common, tricky parenting situations.

 Discuss parenting questions […]

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

This month, the world comes together to raise awareness for bullying prevention and to reflect on where we have been, where we are now, and where we hope to be in the years to come. This year’s Bullying Prevention Awareness Month marks the 10th anniversary of its initiation by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center . Since 2006, the event has grown to an entire month of education and awareness activities, and is being […]

Shining A Light on Girls’ Education

This past Tuesday, October 11, was International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to celebrating and empowering girls around the world. To commemorate the day, the White House’s Let Girls Learn initiative and Glamour magazine hosted an incredible event to discuss the importance of empowerment and education (you can check out the video here). The event, featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, actress Yara Shahidi, and girls from all over the […]

Looks making a third of girls unhappy

A GROWING gender gap between boys’ and girls’ happiness has been highlighted by a report from the Children’s Society.

The Good Childhood Report, pub­lished on Wednesday, states that 14 per cent of girls in the UK are unhappy with their lives, and more than a third — 34 per cent — are unhappy with their ap­­­pearance.

These figures have been steadily rising over the past five years, since the Children’s Society began polling […]

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