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Huelsman, Mark; Engle, Jennifer – Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2013
Student parents face many challenges to accessing, persisting, and completing postsecondary education. While some of these challenges are unique to student parents--such as finding quality child care during class and work hours and juggling studying and academic assignments with parenting duties--others are typical of low-income and underserved…
Descriptors: College Students, Parents, Student Financial Aid, Paying for College
Kenney, Cynthia A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Title IX was enacted over 40 years ago, and although there have been marked increases in the number of girls and women participating in athletics at every level, gender equity in athletics continues to be a concern. This is especially evident at the community college level. Title IX requires equity in the areas of opportunities for participation,…
Descriptors: Females, Athletic Coaches, Sex Fairness, Educational Legislation
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Sayman, Donna M. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2013
This qualitative study sought to understand the experiences of Latinas enrolled in residential state schools of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Goals of the study focused on understanding experiences and identifying factors such as decisions to enroll, barriers and supports, and issues contributing to retention. These schools…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, STEM Education, Barriers, Enrollment Trends
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Stromquist, Nelly P. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
The implementation of non-discriminatory sex legislation provides theoretical and empirical grounds to examine responses by the state to gender equality. Tracing the trajectory of one such law in the U.S.--Title IX--over a period of 40 years, this study analyzes the extent to which the state: (1) acted as a unitary body, and (2) functioned to…
Descriptors: Gender Discrimination, Equal Education, Sex Fairness, Federal Legislation
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Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
Changes to Title IX allowing the growth of single-sex schools have garnered media attention promoting the benefits of separating boys and girls. Alternately, civil rights groups such as the ACLU continue to oppose any type of school segregation. Within this context, a private philanthropy, the Foundation for the Education of Young Women (FEYW) has…
Descriptors: Single Sex Schools, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Females
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Conger, Dylan; Long, Mark C. – Educational Researcher, 2013
This article uses Florida administrative data to evaluate the role that public high schools play in the growing female advantage in college enrollment. We first show evidence of gender sorting across public high schools that is beyond what one would observe if students were randomly assigned to their schools. Using regression and decomposition…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Public Schools, High Schools, College Bound Students
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2012
This data snapshot highlights several differences in educational opportunities between males and females from prekindergarten through higher education. The information herein, gathered from a variety of education data sources, shows that--despite the enormous progress made in ensuring equal educational opportunities since the passage of Title IX…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Sex Fairness, Educational Opportunities, Gender Issues
Washington, James – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Sports have become an integral part of the developmental experience of many of today's youth. Since the implementation of Title IX, more young girls and women have begun to play sports and see those sports as a possible career path. Tennis, basketball and soccer all have professional sports leagues for women, and many more sports offer women the…
Descriptors: Females, Injuries, Athletes, Sports Medicine
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Hill, Grant M.; Hannon, James C.; Knowles, Curt – Physical Educator, 2012
Since Title IX was enacted in the United States in 1972, Physical Education (PE) classes have become coeducational. This may be because educational leaders interpret Title IX to require coeducational-only classes. Research, however, indicates that for some students, coeducation classes may not be the most appropriate learning environment. The…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Statistical Analysis, Physical Education Teachers, Team Sports
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Kronholz, June – Education Next, 2012
A growing body of research says there is a link between afterschool activities and graduating from high school, going to college, and becoming a responsible citizen. Temple University psychologist Laurence Steinberg, whose book, "You and Your Adolescent: The Essential Guide for Ages 10-25," discusses afterschool activities. He suggested…
Descriptors: School Activities, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Parent School Relationship
Toporek, Bryan – Education Week, 2012
On June 23, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits gender discrimination in any federally financed education program or activity. Title IX is far-reaching, but the law is most often associated with school and college athletics. Title IX allows schools to prove their athletic…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Discrimination, Athletics, High Schools
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Vega, Stephanie; Crawford, Heather Glynn; Van Pelt, J-Lynn – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2012
This literature review presents insights from existing research on how teachers view their role in creating safe schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) students. Analysis of the literature shows that there are concerns for LGBTQI students' safety in schools, that educational settings operate from…
Descriptors: School Culture, Homosexuality, School Safety, Teacher Role
Kilman, Carrie – Teaching Tolerance, 2012
When Kristen Galles was a 7th grader in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she wanted to enroll in shop class. But there was a problem. At Harding Junior High School, only boys could do that. It is just how things were in 1976, which might sound absurd to 7th graders today. It was a time when girls were discouraged from taking math and science classes, when…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Sex Fairness, Team Sports, Females
Rowland, John W. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The allocation of resources and participation opportunities in intercollegiate athletics has been a debate among researchers for nearly 40 years. Title IX and traditionally male-dominated budgeting practices continue to be opposing forces that shape the financial and gender makeup of university athletic departments. In fact, the need to be Title…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Decision Making, Compliance (Legal)
Thiele, Margaret – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In 2008 the Michigan State Board of Education adopted new certification standards for teacher preparation institutions training elementary classroom teachers. Eight content areas were identified, one of which was visual and performing arts. Standard 1.5, Visual and Performing Arts states candidates are to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Education, Music Education, Education Courses
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