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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
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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 »

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Trump Administration Rejects Transgender Complaints under Title IX

AAUW CEO Kim Churches issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement concerning transgender student bathroom complaints. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   February 12, 2018

AAUW Announces 2017–18 Awardees

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has announced awards of $3.7 million to its 2017–18 class of fellows and grantees. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   November 16, 2017
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Three-Fourths of Schools Report Zero Incidents of Sexual Harassment in Grades 7-12

AAUW and other organizations have long been skeptical of schools’ low reporting rates when it comes to sexual harassment and bullying. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   October 24, 2017

Department of Education Rescinds Crucial Title IX Guidance

AAUW issued a statement concerning Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement concerning interim policy at the Department of Education to rescind crucial Title IX guidance. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   September 22, 2017
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AAUW Responds to Department of Education Title IX Announcement

American Association of University Women Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches issued the following statement responding to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement concerning the future of Title IX enforcement. Read more »