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Title IX Promise Unmet for Pregnant Students

Title IX Promise Unmet for Pregnant Students | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Title IX is most often associated with school sports, but the gender-equity law applies to many aspects of schooling.

"Passed 40 years ago to ensure all students have equal educational opportunities, the law is most often associated with student athletics. But it was intended to apply to many aspects of students' schooling by strengthening the legal rights of pregnant teenagers, victims of sexual harassment, and others who may not get a fair shot at an education because of their gender."

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Helping STEM Grow: Knowledge to Fuel Innovation - STEM Education (usnews.com)

Helping STEM Grow: Knowledge to Fuel Innovation - STEM Education (usnews.com) | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
America is running out of people to do STEM jobs--but there's time to turn things around. (America needs more geeks.
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Study: Feminizing STEM Role Models Turns Off Girls

Study: Feminizing STEM Role Models Turns Off Girls | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Reporter Sarah D. Sparks spent the last five years writing about federal and state education regulations. Now covering education research, she can most often be found with a double-shot mocha in one hand and the latest academic journal in the other.

"There were twice as many boys as girls nationally performing at the highest level in science (2 percent versus 1 percent, respectively)."

"Rather, they believe the cognitive clash of two gender stereotypes—images of a successful feminine woman and a successful scientist—can convince girls who already feel disconnected from science that they will never measure up to "counter-stereotypic success."

Making a mental note to not put up images of girly scientists in my class, make sure they're just normal women actively involved in science!

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