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
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.