In the US, girls are scoring lower on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) standardized tests even though their grades are higher. Is it "stereotype threat"? That is, are they performing badly because, as a supposedly less-able group, the pressure of the test is more intense? Lots to think about in this excellent article.
I'd like to know the gender breakdown for teachers in these advanced high school STEM classes - when I was young my high school STEM teachers were all men, but I hope things have changed since then.
Via Mary Williams