Posts tagged "education"

Study Finds Female Students Are More Resilient Than Males

A study by Leeds Metropolitan University tested 1,500 students on their academic abilities and how they performed during their first year of university. What they found was that female students were more resilient than their male counterparts, and that students who were more resilient in their freshman year would go on to do better overall. For years now,…
By: College Candy / March 17, 2014

New Law Means If You Don’t Take Parenting Classes, Kids Can’t Finish School​​

All right parents, who thinks they need to take parenting classes? Wait, scratch that. Better question: who has free time to go take parenting classes? Four parenting classes to be exact? Parents in one part of the US might be forced to find the time ... or their kids will fail the sixth grade!
By: The Stir / March 5, 2014

Study: When The Rich Marry Each Other, It’s Bad For The 99 Percent

Forget about marrying rich if you're not rich already: a new study as found that the tendency to choose a spouse with the same income or education level has increased greatly in the past 50 years and it has actually affected the state of income equality in the U.S. …
By: Claire Hannum / February 28, 2014

RIP Society: South Carolina Wants To Pull Funding From Colleges For Teaching “Gay” Books

South Carolina legislators are trying to "punish" two colleges in the state for assigning books they don't approve of. The College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate incorporated "books on homosexuality" as required reading as part of their new student orientation. The books in question are Alison Bechdel's graphic novel memoir…
By: Claire Hannum / February 21, 2014

Tiger Mom Is Back To Explain Why You’re Inferior

The last time we checked in with "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua, she had just published a book, Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, which argued that strict Chinese-style "tiger mother" parenting is superior to permissive, indulgent Western parenting. The Yale professor explained how her two daughters were never allowed playdates or sleepovers and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2014

Frisky Rant: Why Highly Qualified Veteran Nurses Are Being Sent Back To School

What would you do if your employer told you that you had to go back to school for more training in your profession — even after years, maybe decades, working in a field you’ve already excelled in? Ask a nurse. New recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, a non-profit group that advises the government and…
By: Katie Oldenburg / December 4, 2013

Mommie Dearest: Don’t Turn Public School Vs. Private School Into A Battle In The Mommy Wars

This week, many kids, including my own, are headed back to school. And, like anything parenting-related, school brings along with it its own heaping pile of judgement. What school do you send your child to? Public? Private? Charter? Or do you homeschool or unschool? Regardless of what might work best for your…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 6, 2013

True Story: I’m Delaying Going To College

I can't say that it was ever my concrete intent to eschew college altogether, but by the time I graduated high school by the skin of my teeth (yet with inexplicable honors in Astronomy), disillusioned and perpetually anxiety-ridden, I knew with all certainty that I didn't want to see the inside of a classroom agai…
By: Rachel Krause / August 8, 2013

Study: Women With Higher IQs Are Less Likely To Have Children

Plenty of women decide early on that having children is not for them, while others realize later on that their lifestyle will not allow for the time, money, and commitment that raising a child demands. A new study, however, shows that the decision to not have children may have a lot to do…
By: Mary Odell / August 5, 2013

Malala’s Journey Will Become Documentary

Here's a film that will bring tears to your eyes: the story of Malala Yousafzai, the then 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was attacked by the Taliban for advocating on behalf of girls' education, is set to become a documentary! After being shot at last October in her head and neck while on her way…
By: Daley Quinn / July 17, 2013

Retaliation Complaint By UNC Sexual Assault Survivor Sparks Federal Investigation

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is currently facing three investigations by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights over the school's handling of sexual assault reports. The issues at UNC first became apparent when rape victim Landen Gambill (pictured here) was found in violation of the school’s honor code and faced the…
By: Mary Odell / July 8, 2013

We’re Madly Jealous Of Feminist Summer Camp For High School Girls

Summer camp is the quintessential summer experience for many, but at this Manhattan-based camp, there isn’t a campfire or s’more in sight. This is Feminist Camp. Created by Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner, the co-authors of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future, Feminist Camp aims to teach girls what being a feminist really means. Young wome…
By: Mary Odell / July 2, 2013

RIP Society: Mom Poses As Daughter In Converse, Low-Rise Jeans For High School Exam

Moms these days. In Paris, a 52 year-old mother-of-the-year named Caroline D. tried to help her 19 year-old daughter on the English portion of her high school baccalaureate exam by actually taking it for her. The whole thing. Now that’s a cool mom.
By: Alyson Penn / June 21, 2013

High School Principal Suggest Porn Stars Teach Sex Ed

Principal Mark Slater of The Leys in Cambridge, a prestigious boarding school in the UK, has an idea popular with 14-year-old boys the world over: students should be taught sex education by porn stars. Wait, what? Oh, he has his reasons! "I wouldn't rule it out — simply because of what they've done in their life…
By: Mary Odell / June 17, 2013

China Says Bras Can Help You Cheat?

Things I wish I knew in high school: my bra was a clandestine cheating machine. I wore those AAs every single day, but somehow its stealthy secrets eluded my wide-eyed naivety. Alas, “education chiefs” (not sure exactly what those are) in northeast China have outsmarted adolescent girls yet again. They’re nipping our deceitful ways in the…
By: Alyson Penn / June 9, 2013

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Opens Elementary School In Haiti

Who says sororities are all about boozing and boys? On June 15, Delta Theta Sorority Inc. will open an elementary school, the Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in the remote Haitian village of Chérette. Since Chérette is located about 96 miles from the Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, children there do not have access to a proper education or…
By: Mary Odell / June 7, 2013

“Princeton Mom” Susan Patton Speaks At Princeton: “A Woman Looking For A Husband In Her 30s Gives Off Total Desperation”

Earlier this month, the world met Susan Patton, a 1977 graduate of Princeton University, authoress of the world's snobbiest letter to the editor of The Daily Princetonian. Its utterly-sincere advice that female undergrads marry fellow Princetonians because they'll never find men as intelligent anywhere else in the world — followed by the new…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2013

Princeton Mom Warns Women Have A “Shelf Life”

Last week, the world met Susan A. Patton, Princeton grad of '77, whose uber-snobbish letter to the editor of the Daily Princetonian was heard 'round the globe. Patton's screed, penned to "the daughters I never had," warned the young ladies of Princeton that they should find their husbands now, in college, because men in the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2013

Princeton Grad Warns Undergraduates To Find Their Husbands Now, Because The Rest Of The World Is Too Dumb

Princeton graduates, in my experience, have been the most insufferable bunch of Ivy League braggadocios to ever walk this Earth. People I know who went to Yale, Harvard or Columbia don't need to advertise it. But if someone went to Princeton, just like if someone is a vegan, THEY WILL TELL YOU. Susan A. Patton,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 29, 2013

Teacher Murdered For Teaching At Pakistani Girls’ School

Two gunman murdered a teacher who taught at an all-girls elementary school in Pakistan this week in a drive-by shooting. Shahnaz Nazli was killed just 200 meters from where she taught, no doubt because she dared to educate girls, according to The Daily Beast. Her killing is the most recent tragedy in the battle for women's education in Pakistan,…
By: Sarah Gray / March 28, 2013