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AAUW, Women’s Foundation and Mayor James Announce Initiative to Help Close the Gender Pay Gap with Salary and Benefits Negotiation Training

AAUW Work Smart Kansas City is the first phase of an effort to empower 1 million women to successfully negotiate salary and benefits Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   August 20, 2018
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A Lifelong Connection to AAUW

Bani Singh Mahadeva, a 1954–55 AAUW International Fellow, began her relationship with AAUW in 1954. Today, 64 years later, Mahadeva is a Champion and a Legacy Circle member. Read more »

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AAUW Statement on Trump Administration Rescinding Diversity and Affirmative Action Guidance

Diversity and equal opportunity should be top priorities for U.S. education. Today’s decision by the Trump Administration to rescind the affirmative action and diversity in schools guidance is a major step backward in efforts to advance equity in education. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 03, 2018
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AAUW Announces 2018–19 Fellowship Awardees

AAUW has awarded $3.9 million to its 2018–19 class of 250 fellows and grantees. These recipients represent diverse backgrounds, locations, and areas of study but all aim to promote equity for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 02, 2018
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Congratulations to AAUW’s 2018–19 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

AAUW is awarding $3.9 million in funding to 250 scholars and projects to improve the lives of women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 02, 2018
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46 Years of Title IX: Fight for Equity in Education Rages On

Despite its equalizing intent, women and girls still do not have equal educational experiences or opportunities 46 years after Congress passed Title IX. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   June 21, 2018

Analysis: Women Hold Two-Thirds of Country’s $1.4-Trillion Student Debt

A new update to the Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans research report finds that women hold almost two-thirds ($890 billion) of the country’s $1.4-trillion student debt while men hold $490 billion.  The student loan gender gap has nearly doubled in the past four years, and women now graduate with an average of $2,700 more debt than men when earning a bachelor’s degree. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   May 21, 2018
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Still Separate, Still Unequal: The Role of Black Women and Girls in the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

More than sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka schools are more segregated than they were in 1968 and black girls have suffered greatly as a result. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   May 17, 2018

Advocates Convey Support for Civil Rights and School Safety to Secretary DeVos

During a roundtable discussion with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the School Safety and Climate Summit, civil rights advocates expressed their frustration about the absence of diverse communities in the conversation, their continued objection to anti-civil rights actions by the department, and their continued support for vital guidance on nondiscrimination in school discipline. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   April 04, 2018
Book cover for Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom, AAUW 2016–17 American Postdoctoral Fellow Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D.

Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D.: Chronicling Black Women on the Front Lines of Protest

In a watershed year when more women publicly rebelled against inequality, unified, agitated, showed up, organized, and raised their collective voices, women’s movements globally have moved to the forefront and are making history almost on a daily basis. Read more »