Are You Pursuing Your Dreams?

“Don’t be afraid to find barriers that haven’t been broken down and break them down.” — Nancy Lieberman, U.S. Olympic Medal Winner, 2009 Basketball Hall of Famer, WNBA coach, ESPN […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 27, 2010

Her Life Depends on It – Part 1

Fill in the blank. Girls who _______ have a reduced risk of breast cancer and osteoporosis, are less likely to smoke or use drugs, are less likely to take sexual […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 21, 2010

Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day

AAUW is partnering with the Washington Mystics to celebrate their third annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Sunday, January 24 at the University of Maryland, College Park. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   6 Comments   |   January 07, 2010

A Waste of $63,000

People call baseball America’s pastime, but it is a sport that numerous high schools nationwide treat more favorably than its female counterpart, softball. Over the last several years, numerous students […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 12, 2009

Title IX Compliance: Know the Score

It would be nice to believe that Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 has served its purpose and there is no longer sex discrimination in schools. We at […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 09, 2009

Title IX: Two Lifetimes of Activism

Editor’s note: This post was written by the AAUW members whose activism inspired AAUW’s new Program in a Box Title IX Compliance: Know the Score. Kathryn (Kathy) Braeman is a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   October 09, 2009

Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Yesterday, my colleague Tracy Sherman and I attended a major stakeholders’ meeting at the Department of Education. The topic was the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   September 29, 2009

Unwanted Exposure

Colleagues at work have been touting the benefits of yoga, and I finally got myself out of my desk chair yesterday to attend a beginner’s class at lunch. Crossing that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   September 01, 2009

Senate Introduces School Vouchers Bill

This week, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) introduced legislation to extend and expand the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, the nation’s only federally funded school voucher program. The program funnels taxpayer dollars […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   July 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Title IX!

Today marks the 37th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the federal legislation that prevents all federally funded schools from discriminating based on sex in education and school activities. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   June 23, 2009