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AAUW Welcomes Department of Education Guidance on Gender Equity in Career and Technical Education

Recent U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidance clarifies existing legal obligations for recipients of federal education funding to ensure that all students, regardless of their sex or gender, have equal access to the full range of career and technical education (CTE) programs offered. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   June 16, 2016
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AAUW Statement on Release of Department of Education Data on Gender Equity in Public Schools

The U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for 2013–14 includes several important, school-specific gender equity data points that are helpful to advocates, parents, students, educators, and Title IX coordinators at schools nationwide. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   June 07, 2016
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AAUW Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Zubik v. Burwell

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court opted not to answer important legal questions in Zubik v. Burwell, a critical case dealing with women’s access to birth control. AAUW […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   May 27, 2016
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Getting Real about Empowering Women and Girls

There’s a lot of lip service given to women’s empowerment lately, but some organizations are the real deal. AAUW’s programs work to break through anything that stands in the way of women’s and girls’ opportunities. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   May 23, 2016
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Impressive Speaker Lineup Set for College Women’s Leadership Conference

Franchesca Ramsey of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore will give a keynote address at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park, an annual event that draws students from across the country. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   May 20, 2016

AAUW Statement on New Overtime Compensation Rule

AAUW applauds the U.S. Department of Labor for issuing its final rule on overtime compensation protections. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 18, 2016
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Your New and Improved AAUW Leader Essentials

Leader Essentials are how-to resources that help you build the skills you need to be an effective leader and advance AAUW’s mission. We are proud to announce AAUW’s new Leader Essentials and a new structure for resources on the AAUW website. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   May 18, 2016

AAUW Statement in Support of Guidance to Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

Transgender students have the same rights as their peers, and AAUW supports this guidance, which will help schools make that promise a reality. Read more »

AAUW Launches Initiative to Close the Pay Gap in the Nation’s Capital

Over the next five years, AAUW Work Smart in D.C. will teach more than 15,000 women how to evaluate, negotiate, and articulate their worth confidently in the job market. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 12, 2016

AAUW and Washington, D.C., Mayor Collaborate to Close the Gender Pay Gap

AAUW is working hard on many fronts to close the gender pay gap. A key effort is empowering women to know their professional worth and encouraging them to learn how to negotiate for a fair salary. We’re proud to announce our collaboration with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives, and the Younger Women’s Task Force Washington (DC) Chapter to bring our salary negotiation program, AAUW Work Smart, to the nation’s capital. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 12, 2016