Gender + Sexuality

What More Could Sally Ride’s School Have Done to Prepare Her to be an Astronaut?

Listen to this 1983 interview with astronaut Sally Ride by Gloria Steinem. What stands out to me most is both…

Is Captain America a Woman? No. This Data Viz of 34,000 Comic Book Characters Shows Us Why That’s a Problem

Graphic novels and comic books are becoming increasingly popular in schools. New York City public schools even officially recommended Black Panther for…

How Women Took Over Education Administration

All I’m going to say is the Nation at Risk report was published in 1983, triggering decades of aggressive reforms…

Women Scientists on the Rise in Children’s Drawings

What children choose to draw, how they perceive the relationship between gender and possibility, is a powerful measure of our…

Shel Silverstein’s “simple secret of lasting love”

Love ain’t no missing piece to be found. I adored reading this book to my son when he was younger.…

Those Are Bullet Holes in the Children’s School

This picture shows students in Iraq attending school, the bullet holes in the building a heartbreaking reminder of the risks…

Teacher Suspended for Giving Birth to Child! (In 1913, but Still.)

Education is one of the fields that looks today a lot like it did a century ago.  (Though, I will…

Eminem on Writing, Rhyming, and English Class

Whether his name makes you wince or smile, Eminem has established himself in hip-hop and pop culture by linguistically out…

Teach Like a Dancer

Look at this image.  The great choreographer Martha Graham leading a master class in dance.  We might not all be dancers,…

When Disney Made a Film About Menstruation

An estimated 105 million students watched this 1946 film about menstruation.  There’s so much one could say about this, but…

Don’t Be Unseemly, Ladies. Men, Court Away.

I had heard before about unbelievable rules for teachers back in the day.  But I hadn’t seen them till now. (There’s…

This Proposed Lego Set Honors Women In NASA [via HuffPo]

More than 40 American women have flown in space, and many others have worked at NASA as cosmonauts, analysts, researchers…

A Timeline of Racial Injustice in Education

This timeline from RaceForward does a solid job capturing some of the key moments in race and education in the…

Genes can have up to 80% influence on students’ academic performance [via The Conversation]

The idea that academic performance is innate might sound innocent, but it can quickly result in educators and officials “writing…

NYC Students Tackle Gender…with Caitlyn Jenner

Brooklyn high school students have unique opportunity to confront Caitlyn Jenner about the challenges youth face understanding gender, in their…

A School District’s Warning Against Homosexuality

Narrated by a police officer, the film was produced as a collaboration between local law enforcement and Inglewood School District…
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