"Today is my last day of school and my first day on Twitter. Graduating from secondary school (high school) is bittersweet for me. I'm excited about my future, but I know that millions of girls around the world are out of school and may never get the opportunity to complete their education."Read More
Georgetown Law Center Study Illuminates the Disturbing “Adultification” of Black Girls by Adults with Authority
We've long known that black boys are seen as older than they are by those in authority, whereas white boys manage to be seen as "boys" well into their twenties (and even thirties), and that this particular manifestation of racial bias affects how black boys are punished for behavior and infractions that would, in white boys, be tolerated or excused because they're "just kids." A new study out of Georgetown shows that the same "adultification" is true for black girls.Read More
The Department of Education is scaling back its civil rights investigations, removing Obama-era guidelines that looked for systemic issues of discrimination. This is bad news for America's students, but the Commission on Civil Rights is on the case.Read More
"I am shocked that you cannot come up with one example of discrimination that you would stand up for students," said Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA), when Betsy DeVos could not imagine a single situation where she would deny federal dollars to a discriminating school.Read More
Feminist Alert: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Is Sending Women to College Through Formation Scholars Program
Ethereal queen of feminist pop music Beyoncé Giselle Knowles is caping for her fellow women with a scholarship program that would send four bright young minds to college.Read More
Another day, another laughably (if it weren't so upsetting, that is) ignorant statement from Betsy DeVos.Read More
Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Think Her Job Should Exist, Wants to Send Kids to Some Kind of Schools “That Haven’t Even Been Invented Yet”
This should go well.
Our new education secretary wants to send students to some kind of school that hasn't been invented yet. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHAT IS YOUR JOB?Read More
Donald Trump focused in on a misguided discussion of autism with educators and Betsy DeVos.Read More
Shame! Shame! Shame!
Betsy DeVos tried to visit a Washington D.C. middle school today, and, well, she didn't exactly get the warmest welcome.Read More
Right on the heels of Betsy DeVos' confirmation as Education Secretary, some Republicans are attempting to do away with the department entirely.Read More
No, really. Literally anyone?
We may have found a new winner for the title of Trump's Worst Nomination Yet.Read More
Listen, Idris, you don't have to impress me. I'd let you be my Valentine without you having to do anything for it. But you just can't help being socially conscious AF, can you? *sigh* Well, I'll tell you something right here and now, Mr. Elba...nothing gets me hotter than raising money for girls' education.Read More
Seeing Michelle Obama's face and hearing her voice cracks as she tells you she believes in you is what we all need right now.Read More
The California State Board of Education voted on new curriculum for social science courses that includes “a study of the role of contributions” of “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.”Read More
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a test given to eighth grade students in public and private schools nationwide every two years to test their proficiency in various subjects and allow for policymakers and school districts to track skills over time and adjust their policies and teaching methods accordingly. In 2014, NAEP included a test that measure literacy in technology and engineering for the first time, and the results were finally made public today.Read More
The Obama administration is issuing a directive to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity.Read More
"Messages that said that, as a girl, my voice was somehow less important."
Google Argentina shared a video from the Obama visit to Argentina, where Michelle Obama and Argentinian First Lady Juliana Awada spoke about the importance of education to young girls.Read More
Yesterday, Malala Yousafzai spoke to world leaders encouraging them to pledge $1.4 billion this year to help educate Syrian refugee children, highlighting the fact that the 700,000 refugee children currently living in camps in Jordan, Lebanon, and other neighboring countries are out of school. This is of particular importance for Syrian girls, who are often seen as financial burdens to their families, and so are married off at 12 or 13.Read More
Ladies, Gentlemen, and non-binary people of Arizona, listen up! This is, Sylvia Allen, aka the woman who has just been appointed to lead the Arizona State Senate committee that oversees education legislation.Read More
It's amazing to me that this is actually still a "serious discussion" that's happening. But apparently, too many college educators still completely misunderstand trigger warnings, how they're supposed to function, and what they actually do. Here's what they don't do - hinder academic freedom.Read More