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2014-06-19 23:07:09

Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, National Center for Women & Information Technology, MIT Media Lab, TechCrunch, and Seventeen join efforts to inspire girls to code. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Girls Inc. proudly announces that today, it joins Google and fellow supporters, including Chelsea Clinton, Girl Scouts of the USA, TechCrunch, Seventeen, Mindy Kaling, MIT Media Lab, and National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), to kick off Made with Code. The...

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2014-04-30 05:07:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most disturbing topics in education today is the seeming disparity between grades in math and science for boys and girls. A new study from the University of New Brunswick, however, reveals that girls have made higher grades than boys throughout their school careers for nearly a century, despite stereotypes. "Although gender differences follow essentially stereotypical patterns on achievement tests in which boys typically...

2014-03-25 08:27:40

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Once just a popular term, the word "selfie" has made itself legitimate once it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013 and it has legitimate benefits too! Research shows that taking a selfie has many positive effects. It is an empowering act that celebrates regular people and allows a person to control their image online. They take it, they post it, and they have the power to choose how they look. (Photo:...

2014-03-03 12:26:36

BOSTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Its education and awareness that is driving girl children in India to stand up against abuse and forced marriage As she talks about girl child empowerment, the grit and determination in her voice is unmistakable. She speaks with a vehement fervor advocating the importance of education to the children's collective council in her village, of which she is the Vice President. She is Shravani, 16. It is hard to believe that she...

2013-10-08 11:41:12

Modern ultrasound technology and economic pressure leads to female fetuses in the Ballabgarh area of northern India being aborted more often than male fetuses. Additionally, girls up to the age of five die more frequently than boys, which results in a gender imbalance in the area, according to Anand Krishnan, MD and doctoral candidate at Umeå University, who defends his thesis on 11 October. Anand Krishnan has completed work on the dissertation in an area called Ballabgarh Health and...

2013-05-14 23:00:58

Migration for majority of girls leads to greater autonomy and prosperity; Strong safety nets needed WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The Population Council today released Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls & Migration in the Developing World, examining the social and economic drivers of internal migration for adolescent girls in developing countries, and the links between migration, risk, and opportunity. The report focuses on the ways in which rural-to-urban migration...

Math Competitions: Boy Vs Girl
2013-02-26 05:19:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There has been a persistent idea that boys are better at math and in competitions than girls, and it has been around for a long time. A new study, led by Brigham Young University, reveals exactly why this idea has persisted: no one scheduled a rematch. The majority of math contests are one-shot events. Girls underperform relative to male classmates at these contests. The research team set up a rematch to test the validity of the idea...