AAUW Calls for Expansive Transparency and Accountability in the Implementation of No Child Left Behind Waivers to Ensure Student Readiness for College and Rewarding Careers

PRESS RELEASE: President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced plans to waive certain requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law by allowing states to apply for waivers of specific NCLB mandates, if they agree to conditions that improve college- and career-ready standards for all students. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 23, 2011

Tech Trek in the Spotlight

CBS News turned to AAUW member Marie Wolbach, founder of AAUW of California’s Tech Trek Science Camp for Girls, for an insider’s perspective on getting girls engaged in science, technology, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   August 01, 2011

D.C. Mayor, City Officials Join AAUW, Others to Speak Out against D.C. Vouchers

PRESS RELEASE: At 1 p.m. today, Thursday, April 14, 2011, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and other members of the National Coalition for Public Education will hold a press conference to discuss the impact of the FY11 federal budget deal on education in the District of Columbia. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 14, 2011

AAUW Opposes D.C. Voucher Bill

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) strongly opposes the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (H.R. 471), a bill the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on this week. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 29, 2011

AAUW Top Public Policy Adviser Available for Comment on D.C. School Vouchers

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women’s top public policy adviser, Lisa Maatz, is available to comment on today’s introduction of problematic legislation to expand the failed District of Columbia school voucher program. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   January 26, 2011

AAUW Collaboration Promotes Online Interactive Learning in Science and Math

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is collaborating with Howtosmile.org to encourage educators and parents to use a free collection of online science and math activities to make learning exciting for school-age children. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   January 05, 2011

AAUW to Participate in Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival on National Mall

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host experiments and hands-on activities at the first-ever USA Science & Engineering Festival expo October 23–24 as part of AAUW’s ongoing efforts to engage girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   October 21, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Title IX

Title IX celebrates its 38th anniversary today, while, simultaneously, a court battle is being waged over whether or not the Quinnipiac University competitive cheerleading squad is considered a sport for […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   June 23, 2010

AAUW Celebrates 38th Anniversary of Title IX with Calls for Greater Enforcement

PRESS RELEASE: On this 38th anniversary of Title IX, AAUW celebrates the progress made under the landmark civil rights legislation designed to break down gender barriers in education and athletics. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 22, 2010

AAUW Applauds Passage of America COMPETES Reauthorization Act

PRESS RELEASE: AAUW applauds the House of Representatives today for passing the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (H.R.5325), which contains a number of provisions to improve education and training in science, technology, engineering, and math and to reduce barriers that deter women from pursuing academic and career goals in these fields. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   May 28, 2010