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Teacher campaigns against clothing line Lululemon, and for positive images

Amy Yam is an avid runner, a yogi, a mother of two boys, a mathematics teacher. She's also a feminist who works at The Ellis School, an all-girls ...

Math teacher responds to Lululemon co-founder

<i>Dear Lululemon,</i><p><i>This is not an angry letter. This is a beautiful montage of pictures, drawings, and poems written by women with strong minds and</i> …

Design Thinking in Schools K12 Directory

Design thinking is a powerful way for today’s students to learn, and it’s being implemented by educators all around the world. This site is a …

Want Your Daughter To Be A Science Whiz? Soccer Might Help

Girls who were more physically active at age 11 did better at school as teenagers, a study finds. And the most active girls really aced science.<p>It's become pretty much a given that children do better academically when they get regular exercise, even though schools continue to cut or even eliminate …

The Active Classroom for Girls

At The Ellis School we believe that active learning helps girls to visualize, hypothesize, and improve their intuition about conceptual models of …

Penn Hills eighth-grader among nation's top science students

Emma Burnett of Penn Hills has not only met the President of the United States, but also has a minor planet in our solar system named after her.<p>Not …

Ellis named a Design Thinking Leader

“Ellis faculty and administrators have embraced design thinking across disciplines and grade levels because the process empowers girls to become …

Reunion 2013

Malala Yousafzai: The Girls' Hero

<b>Malala Yousafzai is a Woman of the Year because... "By targeting her, extremists showed what they feared most: a girl with a book. Malala embodies the power of education to build peace. She is truly a role model for the world."</b><p><b>—Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations</b>__<p>For most of us, …

Central banks need more women at the top

Don't Call Me a Tomboy. Call Me an Athlete. - Girls' Globe

The Collins American-English Dictionary defines ‘tomboy’ as <i>a girl who behaves or plays like an active boy</i>.<p>So what does it mean to play ’like a boy?’ …

A New Perspective For Moms

Ada Lovelace

<b>Ada Byron Lovelace</b> (1815-1852) was one of the most remarkable visionaries in the history of science. Her friend Charles Babbage invented the …

Middle School House Games

International Day of the Girl: October 11, 2012

The 100 Best Websites For Women, 2013

<i>With additional reporting by Kate Taylor</i><p>We couldn’t be happier to present the fourth annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites for Women than we are today—for this year more than any other this has been true collaborative effort by dedicated staffers, contributors and ForbesWoman readers. For that …

We Need More Women in Tech: The Data Prove It

Male dominance in the field is bad for women, and bad for the industry, as well.<p>Across the technology sector there is a major disparity between men and women.<p>While 57 percent of occupations in the workforce are held by women, in computing occupations that figure is only 25 percent. Of chief …

19 Signs You Went To An All-Girls School

All-girls' schools are weird and wonderful places.<p>I spent 14 years in London single-sex schools before crossing the pond for college, and I'll readily admit that it's not for everyone. Hundreds of pre-teen and teenage girls all in one place can be overwhelming, if not downright scary, and of course …

Kerry Washington: 'I Was Really Lucky Because I Went To An All-Girl School'

How did Kerry Washington learn to value her intelligence over her looks?<p>By attending an all-girls school.<p>The "Scandal" actress opened up about her experience at an October 2 panel at the Paley Festival in New York. She told the audience:<p>I was really lucky because I went to an all-girl school and …