Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Calll for e-Action: AAUW Report on Girls, Gender Equity & Education

Today, National AAUW released the most comprehensive analysis to date on trends in educational achievement by gender, race/ethnicity, and income. The report, Where the Girls Are: The Facts About Gender Equity in Education, presents a comprehensive look at girls’ educational achievement during the past 35 years, paying special attention to the relationship between girls’ and boys’ progress.
This report shows that girls and boys from the fourth grade through the end of college are making steady educational gains. It is also the first report to analyze gender differences within economic and ethnic categories.
Many media outlets are already reporting this story. You can help spread the word about AAUW’s new research by commenting on the stories and blogs, starting with those listed below.
As of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the Washington Post
story about AAUW’s report
was the second most e-mailed article on their website, and more than 70 readers had posted comments. Among other media outlets, we have already received coverage from
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
The Denver Post
The Hartford Courant
Upcoming television programs that will feature the AAUW report include PBS’ NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and To the Contrary. Check your local listings for these broadcasts today and Friday, respectively, featuring interviews with AAUW Executive Director Linda D. Hallman, CAE.

Blogs featuring the AAUW report so far include Education Week’s Eduwonkette, the American Council on Education, and Best Education Today. We encourage you to visit these sites and comment about the research or join the conversation on the AAUW Dialog blog. Welcome to citizen journalism!
Copies of Where the Girls Are may be downloaded free from the AAUW website, www.aauw.org.

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