December 6, 2017

Stacking the Bench: Trump’s Dangerous Judicial Nominees

Federal courts decide legal rights and principles of critical importance to women, including the right to privacy, equal protection, anti-discrimination protections at work and at school, and protections for health and safety. Federal judges’ interpretation of

February 5, 2018

Black Women Built That: Anna Julia Cooper & Nikole Hannah-Jones

In honor of Black History Month, “Black Women Built That” is a series celebrating Black women leaders who have shaped our social, political and cultural life. Without their contributions, our country would be unrecognizable. We wouldn’t

January 11, 2018

Let Her Learn: Resources for Educators

You Can Make a Difference: Sign the Pledge Our Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout reports show that too many girls are being pushed out of school because of unfair discipline practices, or because they’re not

January 11, 2018

Let Her Learn: Resources for Policymakers

You Can Make a Difference: Sign the Pledge Our Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout reports show that too many girls are being pushed out of school because of unfair discipline practices, or because they’re not

January 11, 2018

Let Her Learn: Resources for Families

You Can Make a Difference: Sign the Pledge Our Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout reports show that too many girls are being pushed out of school because of unfair discipline practices, or because they’re not

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

December 1, 2017

The Miseducation of Black Women, No Lauryn Hill

Anti-blackness is a powerful force in our nation’s schools. It shapes policy, practices, expectations, and school culture. As renowned social and educational policy scholar Michael Dumas wrote, “The essence of anti-blackness in education policy: the Black

November 21, 2017

It’s Just My Face

Ishia Sillah is a high school student from Maryland. She’s passionate about writing, equal rights, and poetry. “Why are you so mad?” “I swear you always have an attitude.” These are a few of the things

October 10, 2017

The Risk of Being a Black Woman with a Voice

Jemele Hill was suspended from work yesterday for being a thoughtful Black woman with a voice. This suspension came just a few weeks after the White House said that her tweets were a “fireable offense.” Jemele’s

June 13, 2017

“We’re watching” & Other Thoughts Shared with Candice Jackson, Acting Head of ED OCR

Earlier today, I, along with my Law Center colleagues, met with Candice Jackson, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Jackson has been on the job barely two months, and

April 18, 2017

Let Her Learn: Resources for Students

You Can Make a Difference: Sign the Pledge Our Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout reports show that too many girls are being pushed out of school because of unfair discipline practices, or because they’re not

April 18, 2017

Trauma and Learning: A Student’s Perspective

Monique Magdaleno is a student at UCLA and an Engagement and Mobilization Intern at National Women’s Law Center. At 15 years old, I was groped by a stranger at my local park. I had just started

April 18, 2017

Five Ways Families Can Let Her Learn

For parents, guardians, and other family members of girls, our recently released reports highlight deeply troubling problems: school-aged girls face immense barriers to learning as a result of trauma, systemic inequality based on identity, economic status

April 18, 2017

Let Her Learn – What About Girls?

We’ve all seen the headlines about Black boys being pushed out of the classroom into the criminal justice system. The academic and other in-school struggles of boys have received lots of attention from both educators and