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Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11, 2016 by

Today is the inaugural International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day that was established by the United Nations to recognize women's contributions to the field, with the goal of achieving "full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls." According a recent study conducted in 14 countries by the U.N., women and girls continue to be excluded from participating ... [Read More]

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11-Year-Old Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks Drive, Because Representation Matters

January 21, 2016 by

We know that girls can change the world, so when we heard about 11-year-old Marley Dias, and her campaign to collect #1000BlackGirlBooks, we were totally inspired. It all started when Marley, who loves to read, came home from school one day frustrated by the ... [Read More]

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Girls Who Code To Host Record Number Of Summer Programs, Giving $1 Million In Scholarships

January 21, 2016 by

2016 is going to be the summer of girls… more specifically, the summer of Girls Who Code. That’s because the national non-profit founded by WYSK Reshma Saujani is teaming up with a record number of major companies and foundations for its annual Summer Immersion Program this year and providing $1 million in scholarships ... [Read More]

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Report Says 10% Of Recent U.S. College Grads Think Judge Judy Is A Supreme Court Justice

January 20, 2016 by

Though she might wear a similar lace jabot to Ruth Bader Ginsberg (a.k.a. The Notorious RBG), Judge Judith Sheindlin (a.k.a. TV’s Judge Judy), is not a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. But a new report released by a higher education advocacy group revealed, among other stats, that nearly 10% of college grads surveyed ... [Read More]

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Karyn Tripp Creates Awesome Periodic Table Battleship Game To Introduce Her Kids To Chemistry

January 19, 2016 by

Karyn Tripp is a homeschool mom of 4 kids and the founder of Teach Beside Me, a blog focused on educating young children. As a former teacher, Karyn has developed a knack for coming up with some very clever, imaginative ... [Read More]

This 6-Year-Old’s Sign Language Version Of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer May Be The Best Thing Ever

This 6-Year-Old’s ASL Telling Of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Is One Of The Best Things Ever

December 21, 2015 by

This is Shaylee, a delightful 6-year-old with some seriously amazing storytelling skills! Shaylee, who was born deaf, is a native signer and the daughter of Sheena McFeely and Manny Johnson, who are also deaf and teach American Sign Language (ASL) on their website ASLnook. ... [Read More]

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Pride And Prejudice Book-In-A-Year Calendar Gives Literary Treats Every Day

December 4, 2015 by

Although many of us depend on our electronic devices to keep track of our day-to-day activities, there’s still nothing like taking pen to paper and writing things down on an actual calendar, and there are some great ones for 2016! One of our favorite finds is the Pride and Prejudice 2016 Read a Book-In-A-Year Day-to-Day Calendar. ... [Read More]

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She Gives Clothes A Second Life To Fund Music, Art, P.E. Programs In Schools Across America

December 2, 2015 by

Stacey Boyd has spent her entire career in education, as a teacher, a principal, and an entrepreneur. She saw firsthand how programs like music, art, and P.E. helped students succeed, but how hard it was to get funds to support those programs and how easy it was for them to get cut. So three years ago, ... [Read More]