UN: Schoolgirls Facing More Threats

Attacks against girls attending school or seeking access to education appear to be increasing around the world despite legal protections of gender equality, the United Nations said in a report issued on Monday and reported by the NYT. The report, posted on the website of the United Nations Human Rights Council, said attacks on schools have occurred in […]

Girls Outperforming Boys Academically

A new report from Dr. Gijsbert Stoet of the University of Glasgow in Scotland and David C. Geary of the University of Missouri found that in 2009, high school girls performed significantly better on an international standardized test in 52 out of 74 studied countries.  As reported by the Huffington Post, the study notes the results extend to strict Muslim […]

Girls more likely to be bullied at school but more likely to cyberbully others

Girls are more likely to be bullied at school than boys, according to a study of high schoolers. Girls are more likely than boys to be bullied through rumors or being left out on purpose. And girls may be more likely than boys to cyberbully. Around 1 out of 4 teens was bullied during a […]

Women’s Colleges in a Global Context

While the number of women’s colleges in the U.S. and Europe continues to shrink, women’s institutions are growing in size and number in other parts of the world. In a new book, Kristen Renn, a professor of higher, adult and lifelong learning at Michigan State University and associate dean of undergraduate studies and director of […]

College Tuition Up 1200% in Past 36 Years

Tuition expenses have ballooned 1,225 percent in the past 36-years, compared with a 634 percent rise in medical costs and a 279 percent increase in the consumer price index.

States Fight to Keep School Bake Sales

National Journal’s Marina Koren reports that states are pushing back on the federal regulations for public school cafeterias. Specifically, they’re fighting nutrition standards that would considerably alter one of the most sacred rituals of the American public school system: bake sales. Twelve states have established their own policies to circumvent regulations in the Healthy, Hunger-Free […]

Education Key in Advancing Women

Girls with little or no education are far more likely to be married as children, suffer domestic violence, live in poverty, and lack a say over household spending or their own health care than better-educated peers, which harms them, their children, and communities, a new report by the World Bank Group finds.

College Debt Keeps Grads From Buying Homes

The share of twenty-five-year-olds with student debt continued to increase in 2013, with average student loan balance reaching $20,926, according to a new report by Liberty Street Economics. For those twenty-five-year-olds with student loans, student debt now comprises 69 percent of the debt side of their balance sheets. Given the increased popularity of student loans, […]

Scholarship Program to Promote STEM, Women in Engineering in 2014

Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions for a wide range of industries around the world, is unveiling a new internship and scholarship program to undergraduate students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Intertek Scholarship Program will award five scholarships up to $10,000, paired with an internship at an […]

Study: 4 In 10 Finish College Where They Start

From the AP’s Philip Elliott, “Fewer than half of all students who entered college in 2007 finished school where they started, and almost a third are no longer taking classes toward a degree anywhere, according to review released Monday. The dire numbers underscore the challenges that colleges confront as they look to bring in more […]