The Girl and the Typhoons: How She’s Taking Action On Climate Change In Her Community

The Girl and the Typhoons: How She’s Taking Action On Climate Change In Her Community

June 22, 2016 by

"We are the most vulnerable, in terms of disasters." French actress Marion Cotillard traveled to the Philippines to meet with children and young people on climate change. One of the girls she spoke with is Marinel who is taking action on climate change in her own community of Tacloban, a coastal city ... [Read More]

Danica McKellar Wants Middle School Girls To Know… “Math Doesn’t Suck”

Danica McKellar Wants Middle School Girls To Know… “Math Doesn’t Suck”

June 21, 2016 by

"Not everyone is going to have the experience that I did in the seventh grade where a teacher comes in and saves the day. So if I can be that for girls that makes me so happy." You might know her as Winnie Cooper from “The Wonder Years” (1988-1993) or as Elsie Snuffin in the fourth season of “The West Wing,” but did you know that Danica McKellar is also an internationally-recognized ... [Read More]

Six Best Friends Take Top Honors At Graduation

Six Best Friends Take Top Honors At Graduation

June 8, 2016 by

Meet the “Super 6”… Nancy Rivas, Yenifer Espitia, Daina Espinoza, Kimberly Fernandez, Jannet Gomez and Elizabeth Perez, who just made history at Compton’s Dominguez High School by sweeping graduation honors  as the valedictorians and the salutatorians. Best friends since middle school, the girls made a pact to all succeed, and do everything and anything to help one another to the top. In an interview ... [Read More]

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Tired Of Girls Being Singled Out, 11-Year-Old Challenged School Dress Code

June 3, 2016 by

By Amy Lappos -  In grammar school young women are groomed to dress a certain way to avoid “creating a distraction to young men.” At my daughter’s grammar school orientation Principal Mr. Ogyny began discussing the dress code and has three young women stand in front of the parents and students as examples of what not to wear to school. ... [Read More]

The Fascinating Story Of Marie Curie: The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize

The Fascinating Story Of Marie Curie: The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize

June 2, 2016 by

This short illustrated video of the fascinating life of Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867–1934) comes from Your Life, an industry-led and government supported campaign out of the UK that “aims to show the dynamic career opportunities available to young people by studying math and science.” Marie Curie has an amazing, albeit tragic life story. ... [Read More]

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Alissa Adams Takes Her High School To Task Over Outrageously Sexist Sign Hung In Library

May 5, 2016 by

In this latest, mind-numbing episode of "The Educator Body Police: Target... Young Women", someone at a high school in Arizona apparently thought it was a good idea to communicate the importance of following dress code policy using this outrageously sexist sign. Not only does it blame the "pretty cute" ... [Read More]

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High School Volleyball Player Fights Ruling That She Can’t Play On Boys’ Team

April 21, 2016 by

After 17-year-old volleyball phenom Anyela Aquino led her girls’ team to a city championship in the fall, she joined the boys’ varsity team to keep honing her skills through the spring season. Despite the fact that the coach and her teammates wanted her to play with them, ... [Read More]

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A Rugby Interpretation Of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

April 19, 2016 by

Lindsey Oliver, a senior and rugby player at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was given an assignment for her recent documentary film class. The concept was to create a visual interpretation of a poem, and Lindsey chose Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise.” Using her love of rugby to convey Angelou’s message of how, with self-respect and confidence, ... [Read More]

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