A teacher smiles at the students sitting with her at a round table covered in papers.

7 Teacher Resources That Address Gender Equality

Teaching women’s issues doesn’t have to be saved for Women’s History Month. In that spirit, we’ve pulled together some of our resources that can help educators engage students in important conversations about gender. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 29, 2014
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Why I Don’t Call My Daughter a Tomboy

As a dad, I have a personal stake in this issue. But I think we all need to be mindful of the language we use to refer to young girls — subconsciously, we may be perpetuating gender bias. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   August 12, 2014
Home ec students learn to sew in 1961.

Feminism and Home Ec: An Unlikely Partnership?

When it started, home ec was something quite different from what you might remember of learning how to cook casseroles and hem skirts. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   July 31, 2014
AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz presented Rep. George Miller with an AAUW Title IX Champion award and a letter from AAUW of California. “These 37 words changed everything,” Miller said of Title IX.

Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller Toasted as Title IX Champions

Next year Congress will lose two of its most devoted advocates for educational equity, because Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) are retiring. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 18, 2014
Cathryn Garrett smiles and points to a sign that reads, "Don't worry about a thing."

Cut Girls’ Sports? Not on Her Watch!

When avid lacrosse player Cathryn Garrett heard that her high school was planning on cutting the girls’ team because “there wasn’t enough interest,” she decided to prove them wrong. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 12, 2014
Harassment began when I was 11-years-old written in sidewalk chalk on the street.

In School or in the Street, Sexual Harassment Is a Daily Problem

“I was walking by, and they were yelling stuff like ‘hey you, hey sexy’ and stuff. And I’m like, what the heck? I was 14 at the time. These guys were in their 20s.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 03, 2014
Florida 2013 Tech Trek

AAUW and Verizon Foundation Join Forces to Teach Girls about App Invention

This summer AAUW and the Verizon Foundation are set to launch an initiative to teach girls about apps at AAUW’s weeklong science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) summer camps for rising eighth-grade girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   May 29, 2014
Sarah Wyatt with a group of kids in a lab.

To Tech Savvy and Beyond: AAUW Member Sends Her Research into Space

Sarah Wyatt celebrated her 11th birthday by watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon in 1969. This December Wyatt will send her own research into orbit as part of NASA’s latest round of flight experiments. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   May 28, 2014
girls with laptops

Your Daughter Can Build Apps, Not Just Use Them

Has your high school student ever created a smartphone app? How about built a website from scratch? These tasks are very doable for teenagers, yet our college-bound students are reporting abysmal numbers on their exposure to computer programming — just over 20 percent for students who took the SAT in 2013. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   May 07, 2014
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Largest School Districts Improve Compliance with Bullying and Harassment Reporting

According to an AAUW analysis, more of the nation’s largest public school districts are now complying with federal requirements to report incidents of sex-based bullying and harassment. In the second […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   April 24, 2014