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Encouraging Girls in Math and Science - This practice guide formulates specific and coherent evidence-based recommendations that educators can use to encourage girls in the fields of mathematics and science. The target audience is teachers and other school personnel with direct contact with students, such as coaches, counselors and principals. The practice guide includes specific recommendations or educators and the quality of evidence that supports these recommendations. (Diane Halpern, Joshua Aronson, Nona Reimer, Sandra Simpkins, Jon Star and Kathryn Wentzel, Institute for Education Science, September 2007)...

Minorities in Higher Education Twenty-Second Annual Status Report: 2007 Supplement - This special supplement to 2006’s 22nd edition presents the latest data on high school completion and college participation rates, educational attainment rates, and degrees conferred. In each case, information is included for the racial and ethnic groups for whom data is available for the years reported. (Bryan Cook and Diana Cordova, American Council on Education, 2007)...

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities - This report profiles current conditions and recent trends in the education of minority students. It presents a selection of indicators that illustrate the educational achievement and attainment of minority students compared with each other and with White students. In addition, it uses data from the 2005 American Community Survey to detail specific educational differences among Hispanic and Asian ancestry subgroups. (Angelina KewalRamani, Lauren Gilbertson, Mary Ann Fox, and Stephen Provasnik, U.S. Institute of Education Sciences, 2007) ...

The Truth About Boys and Girls - This report argues that recent reports and articles declaring a crisis in the educational gains for boys are incorrect and that "[t]he real story is not bad news about boys doing worse; it’s good news about girls doing better." (Sara Mead, Education Sector, June 2006) ...

Addressing Achievement Gaps: The Progress and Challenges of Women and Girls in Education and Work - This Educational Testing Service (ETS) Policy Note presents highlights from the ETS Achievement Gap Symposium on the Progress and Challenges of Women and Girls in Education and Work. Topics include: (1) historical and contemporary contexts, (2) assessments with girls and women in mind, (3) achievement throughout the educational pipeline, (4) women in math and science, (5) understanding ethnic diversity, (6) transforming educational technology and computer science and (7) the world of work. (ETS, Fall 2005)...

Final Report of the NGA Task Force on School Readiness: Building the Foundation for Bright Futures - This report from the National Governors Association Task Force on School Readiness “sought to identify actions that governors and states can take to support families, schools, and communities in their efforts to ensure that all children start school ready to reach their full potential.” The policy framework is organized by the concepts of ready schools, ready communities, ready families, ready children, and ready states. The report offers recommendations that governors can review in the context of their states. (National Governors Association, 2005)...

School Readiness: Closing Racial and Ethnic Gaps - This issue of The Future of Children focuses on school readiness as a way to understand racial and ethnic gaps in education outcomes. A related brief can be found here: http://futureofchildren.org/futureofchildren/publications/docs/15_01_PolicyBrief.pdf. (Brookings Institution and Princeton University, Spring 2005)...

Trends in Educational Equity for Girls & Women: 2004 - This report evaluates the education status and trends of girls and women through numerous indicators linked to preprimary through postsecondary education, and such outcomes as employment and median earnings. Among the findings: Females were more likely to matriculate in college immediately after high school; were, among 16-to-24-year-old full-time college students, more likely to be employed, though they were less likely to work 35 or more hours a week; were more likely to complete a bachelor’s degree; and were more likely to enroll in adult education. However, in 2000, the median earnings of males and females differed considerably, both among workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher, and those with a high school diploma or GED. An executive summary also is available. (Catherine E. Freeman, National Center for Education Statistics, November 2004)...

Differences in the Gender Gap: Comparisons Across Racial/Ethnic Groups in Education and Work - This report finds that children start kindergarten with different levels of reading and math skills, often related to gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and age. Gaps in achievment, using National Assessment of Educational Progress data, show that females in all racial/ethnic groups scored higher, on average, than males in reading, writing and civics. An advantage was found in science for Hispanic and white males. In mathematics, essentially no differences between males and females were found. (Richard J. Coley, Educational Testing Service, 2001)...


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