Equity and Excellence in Maine Schools

Supporting Gender Equity

Achievement differences between boys and girls in math and reading are more culturally based than they are biologically based as we see a decrease in achievement gaps in nations with greater gender equity.   Therefore, a step toward improvement of math scores for girls and reading scores for boys is to create a school and community culture of high achievement for all students.

  • Boys to Men - Mission is to reduce interpersonal violence, specifically male violence against women and girls, and support the development of emotionally fluent, civically engaged boys.
  • Hardy Girls Healthy Women - mission is to create opportunities, develop programs, and provide services that empower girls and women to experience equality, independence and safety in their everyday lives. 
  • AAUW of Maine - American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.  Links to scholarships included.
  • Maine Department of Education Resources

Research:

Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences Jan 2014 identify that gender bias continues to exist and limits women's access to careers in STEM fields.