Posts Tagged Education

Know Your Title IX logo

Do you know your Title IX?

We’re so excited that the Know Your Title IX site is now officially launched!

As Lori covered before, Know Your Title IX is a campaign started by our own Alexandra and a collective of survivor-activists and allies across the country. It aims to ensure that every college student in the U.S. knows that under Title IX they have a right to an education free from sexual violence–and gives them the tools they need to hold their schools to that.

Check out the website here. With legal resources, guidance on engaging in campus activism, hotlines for emergency care, suggestions for supporting a survivor, and personal advice after an assault, it’s a treasure trove of useful information every college student ...

We’re so excited that the Know Your Title IX site is now officially launched!

As Lori covered before, Know Your Title IX is a campaign started by our own Alexandra and a collective ...

dreamactivitists

Common Application now more accessible for undocumented students—just kidding

Ed. note: This post is by Feministing’s social media intern, Dahlia Grossman-Heinze. You can follow her on Instagram @grossmad and on tumblr.

At this year’s National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, Daniel Vargas, The Common Application’s Communications Director made an amazing announcement. Starting with this year’s Common Application, a universal college application accepted at more than 400 American colleges and universities, “Undocumented American” would be added as an option to select in the demographics portion of the application, and “Undocumented Status” would be added to The Common Application Inc.’s non-discrimination clause, which legally binds all the member institutions who accept the application.

The only problem? Vargas does not work for The Common Application—he’s an undocumented activist ...

Ed. note: This post is by Feministing’s social media intern, Dahlia Grossman-Heinze. You can follow her on Instagram @grossmad and on tumblr.

At this year’s National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, Daniel ...

9-year-old future president calls for Chicago’s public schools to stay open

At a rally to protest Chicago’s plan to close 53 public schools, 9-year-old Asean Johnson had some words for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Transcript here.

Black students make up about 40 percent of the Chicago public school population but 88 percent of the students who will be affected by the closures. Unfortunately, it looks like only five schools will be spared.

One silver lining is that Asean Johnson’s 2043 presidential campaign is off to a great start. And Emanuel better watch out–this kid is clearly gunning for him and I’d put money on Johnson winning just as soon as he’s old enough to run.

At a rally to protest Chicago’s plan to close 53 public schools, 9-year-old Asean Johnson had some words for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Transcript here.

Black students make up about 40 percent of the Chicago public school population but 88 ...

All Malala Everything

Let Malala Yousafzai be a reminder to all of us of strength, courage and unflinching determination to survive and succeed in a world that demands you to fail. The artists at Zen Pencils have created a beautiful and moving comic of Malala’s story, centering around her profound conviction of the right to educate girls in Pakistan.

As you may recall, Yousafzai was shot by Taliban gunmen for her advocacy work to educate Pakistani girls. Throughout her recovery, she has maintained her determination to secure her education so that she can continue to fight for the rights of girls in Pakistan.  She is a nominee for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. This week, after six month recovery in the hospital, Malala has ...

Let Malala Yousafzai be a reminder to all of us of strength, courage and unflinching determination to survive and succeed in a world that demands you to fail. The artists at Zen Pencils have created

The Feministing Five: Reshma Saujani

“We live in a society ashamed of failure.” Those are words from Reshma Saujani, who’s fighting to change that norm and leading by example. She’s founder of Girls Who Code, an organization helping girls in low-income neighborhoods succeed in technology and engineering. She was also the first Indian-American woman to run for Congress, with her 2010 bid for a seat in the House of Representatives in New York’s 14th congressional district. She didn’t win, but she’s not taking “no” for an answer. She believes: “If you haven’t failed yet, you haven’t tried anything.” And they’re not empty words. She’s running in this year’s race for New York City Public Advocate.

Did I mention she’s also a Next MAKER? It’s ...

“We live in a society ashamed of failure.” Those are words from Reshma Saujani, who’s fighting to change that norm and leading by example. She’s founder of Girls Who Code, an organization helping girls in low-income ...

Malala Yousufzai released from hospital


The Pakistani girls’ education activist who was shot in the head by Taliban militants late last year, was released from hospital in the UK today. According to a statement from the hospital,

She is still due to be re-admitted in late January or early February to undergo cranial reconstructive surgery as part of her long-term recovery and in the meantime she will visit the hospital regularly to attend clinical appointments.

Dr Dave Rosser, Medical Director at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Malala is a strong young woman and has worked hard with the people caring for her to make excellent progress in her recovery.

Obviously, I wish her a full and speedy recovery, and ...


The Pakistani girls’ education activist who was shot in the head by Taliban militants late last year, was released from hospital in the UK today. According to a statement from the hospital,

She ...

Quick Hit: More on that Swedish school that’s fighting gender bias

Children play in the garden of “Egalia”. Fredrik Sandberg / AP file

Remember that Swedish pre-school that’s fighting gender bias with totally common sense but nonetheless badass tactics like ‘treating everyone the same’ ?  Well if you were interested in that story, you should check out this piece as a follow up. Turns out things are going pretty swimmingly for the school that’s breaking ground and taking names when it comes to flouncing this whole “gender inequality thing”. This most recent profile offers some charming new details about the teachers’ efforts to provide the students with a gender neutral education including their use of the gender neutral pronoun “hen” (or no pronoun at all, substituting it ...

Children play in the garden of “Egalia”. Fredrik Sandberg / AP file

Remember that Swedish pre-school that’s fighting gender bias with totally common sense but nonetheless badass tactics like ‘treating everyone the same’ ?  Well ...

Virginia Lowers Expectations for Black and Latino Students

Virginia is one of dozens states exempt from the national No Child Left Behind laws, which aims to have all American children perform at grade level by 2014. The state has therefore created educational performance goals for students that make much more sense.

It’s now setting goals for kids based on their race.

In other words, I’M SO MUCH BETTER AT MATH THAN YOU ARE #modelminorityFTW!

While passing grades will remain the same for any individual student — for example, a 60 percent score is a passing whether you’re black or white — the state has set achievement goals for students in the state differently according to whether they are Asian, Caucasian, Latino, Black, or Disabled. In other words, Virginia hopes to have a ...

Virginia is one of dozens states exempt from the national No Child Left Behind laws, which aims to have all American children perform at grade level by 2014. The state has therefore created educational performance goals for ...

Load More