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Education Department to Curtail Civil Rights Investigations

On June 16, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education announced its decision to narrow investigations into civil rights violations at public schools and universities. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   June 22, 2017
Jaclyn at her college graduation with her sister Bethany.

Even with a Scholarship and Parents’ Help, She Faces a 25-Year Student Debt Burden

The financial burdens of young people have changed making the decision to go to college and paying for it very different today than it was a few decades ago. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   May 31, 2017
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Newly Released Campus Sexual Violence Data Don’t Tell Full Story

An American Association of University Women (AAUW) analysis of data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education shows that 89 percent of college campuses reported zero incidents of rape in 2015. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   May 10, 2017
Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans research report cover

Watch the Research Launch of “Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans”

AAUW’s new research report, Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans, takes a close look at the disproportionate effects of student debt on women. Our research launch will feature a presentation of the findings by report author Kevin Miller, Ph.D., followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. Read more »

Event   |   Education   |   May 24, 2017

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 »

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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