AAUW Responds to News of Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at Department of Education

AAUW has repeatedly said personnel is policy. It is our hope that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump will demonstrate the seriousness with which they regard the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) when they nominate a permanent assistant secretary for civil rights who moves through the Senate confirmation process. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 20, 2017
2017 AAUW Alumnae Recognition Awardee Tererai Trent, Ph.D.

The Power of Education

Her world was transformed by education, and now Tererai Trent, Ph.D., is bringing that right to girls in Zimbabwe. Read more »

Women’s Student Debt Crisis in the United States

Student loan debt is now a $1.3-trillion problem burdening 44 million borrowers. Experts are talking about the effects of student debt on the economy, but they aren’t talking about its disproportionate effects on women. Read more »

Research   |   Education   |   April 12, 2017

Six Tips from Women of Color Navigating Doctoral Programs

Studies show that women of color have made significant progress in completing college at higher rates and obtaining advanced degrees than in the past, but retention and completion at the doctoral level remain issues to be addressed. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 24, 2017
Woman raising her hand in a classroom.

Making Title IX History at the Office for Civil Rights

As we approach the 45th anniversary of Title IX in June 2017, AAUW is assessing the recent efforts of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and evaluating the tremendous positive effect it’s had in the past eight years with enforcing this longstanding civil rights law. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   December 12, 2016
2007–08 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Unoma Okorafor

Seeking Success for Girls in STEM

“Men need to understand the value of women and become advocates,” says Unoma Okorafor. ”Only then will we be able to expand the conversation.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 04, 2016
Tech Trek campers examine a robot at a 2016 New Mexico Tech Trek camp sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

How a Lockheed Engineer Makes Time to Volunteer with Girls

With more dedicated volunteers like Lockheed Martin employee Alison Nordt, we can hope to see more girls than ever grow up to be aerospace engineers, astronauts, and tech company CEOs. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 21, 2016
Doctorate degree, mortarboard, and tassle

A Guide to Navigating Doctoral Programs for Women of Color

This webinar is an open panel discussion for women who are interested in entering a doctoral program specifically in areas that are male dominated and/or lack colorful representation. Read more »

Event   |   Education   |   October 18, 2016
Women in India wearing googles and using fire tools to burn glass.

International Project Grants: Funds to Help You Support Women and Girls in Your Home Country

Regsiter for our webinar to learn more about International Project Grants, the application process, and ways that you can strengthen your application. Read more »

Event   |   Education   |   October 17, 2016

Newly Released Data Shed Light on Sexual Harassment in U.S. Public Education

“The information provided in the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) is vital to promoting Title IX compliance in local communities and finding out which schools don’t appear to be following the law.” Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   July 13, 2016