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82 of the 300 Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 Were Released This Weekend

This past weekend, Boko Haram released 82 girls that were kidnapped in April 2014, The New York Times reports. The girls were among 300 students know... Read More »

Why the Trump Administration Needs to Let Girls Learn

Just two years after its unveiling, the former First Lady Michelle Obama’s signature girls’ education initiative is under threat. The Let Girls L... Read More »

Sixth Grader From Maine, Molly Neuner, Pens #IAmNotADistraction On Her Arm Revolting Against Dress Code

Sixth-grade student Molly Neuner from Portland, Maine, just spearheaded The King Middle School's biggest resistance against the school's sexist dress... Read More »

Angelina Jolie Can Now Add Professor to Her Resume

By Meredith Lepore Is there anything Angelina Jolie can't do? The actress and humanitarian can now add London School of Economics Professor to her... Read More »

Here's How These Young Women Hope to Use Solange Knowles' Album for Education

Inspired by Solange Knowles' album "A Seat at the Table" and the unruly transition into a new presidency, a group of women from Wake Forest University... Read More »

This 94-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Just Graduated With a Perfect GPA, and Plans to Pursue a Master's Degree

Amy Cranton, a great-grandmother from Honolulu just earned her bachelor's degree with a perfect 4.0 GPA at the age of 94. "It feels good to graduate,... Read More »

For the First Time, A School for Transgender Students Opens in India

History was made in India's transgender community as the first school for specifically trans students recently opened in the city of Kochi. Sahaj In... Read More »

14 Reasons Sex Education Needs To Be Mandatory In Schools

Sex and relationships education (SRE) is something young people in the UK receive in piecemeal. While state schools teach SRE as part of the National... Read More »

This Says It All: Introducing, the "Period Game"

A board game is the latest creative stride toward de-stigmatizing periods. "The Period Game," is a period-themed game created by Daniela Gilsanz and... Read More »

Did You Know Marie Curie Got Her Start at a Secret Women's University?

Scientist Marie Curie would have absolutely been a MAKER — her scientific research in the 19th century has forever changed the way we see the world.... Read More »

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