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ERIC Number: ED569220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Status of Women in Education: Achieving Gender Equity for Women and Girls
Mobley, Pamela Rios
National Education Association
In 2005, the National Education Association (NEA) began publishing a series of reports on the status of underserved groups in education. This report on the status of women and girls is based on the principle that every student has the human and civil right to a quality public education. America's public schools are expected to serve the needs of an increasingly diverse student body. Gender equity and the achievement of high standards for all students are fundamentally linked. All students can benefit from programs and strategies that build on their strengths and encourage them to explore meaningful possibilities for their futures. On April 4, 2009, the National Education Association hosted its first "National Summit on the Status of Women in Education." The Summit brought together advocates from the community, women's organizations, academia, and NEA to discuss what can be done to address critical issues facing women and girls. Through a series of moderated discussions, summit participants and presenters worked together to outline policy recommendations for issues pertaining to education (girls and graduation and girls in math and science), social relationships (girls and sexual harassment), and women's rights (girls' athletics and single-sex education under Title IX legislation). This report draws on the presentations, discussions, and resources from the Summit. [This report was written with Sabrina Holcomb.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972