Betsy DeVos Wants the Office for Civil Rights to “Return” to a “Neutral” State

The Education Secretary outlined a more lenient approach to civil rights in line with her other policy shifts watering down protections for women, people of color and trans folks within her department.

A Gap Between Girl Power and Girlhood in the Classroom

The notion that girls are treated equally as boys and that girl power stories are the norm does not line up with the reality of everyday sexism in America. A new study is proof.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Meet With Alleged Rapists About Campus Sexual Assault Policies

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be meeting with so-called “men’s rights activists” and accused rapists Thursday about campus sexual assault policies.

Kenya’s Education Act Now Provides Girls in School With Free Sanitary Pads

Kenyan girls miss 3.5 million days of school per month due to their periods.

Fighting for Black Girlhood

A new study reveals that among a slew of other biases, American adults think black girls are less innocent and less in need of protection than white girls.

Nine Gains for Women Made Possible by Title IX

With the passage of Title IX—45 years ago today—came the advancement of women and girls, and the pathway to further victories against sex discrimination.

Five Betsy DeVos Remarks That Exemplify the Trump Administration’s Disregard for Civil Rights

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has launched a two-year investigation into the Trump administration, citing “grave concerns” not only with its policies, but with the remarks made by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Women in Central Asia Are Fighting for Education Despite Threats of Violence

In places like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, the women’s movement is just taking hold—and those movements are complicated by years of war, competing tribal beliefs and a history of using violence as punishment for disobedience.

Not Going Back: Education Equity and Title IX

Republicans are determined to reverse the Obama administration’s use of Title IX to hold schools accountable for addressing campus sexual assault.

Q&A: Tina Lu, Future Head of Yale’s Historic Pauli Murray College

Appointed as the first Head of Pauli Murray College in July, Yale Professor Tina Lu talked to Ms. about role models, history, scavenger hunts and the excitement and challenges of her upcoming role.

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