Girls’ Education

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Why is the game of chess on fire in America?

Thanks to a combination of a hit Netflix limited series and the pandemic, chess surged in popularity among Americans during the past year.
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Teen sisters donate books that give voice to Muslim girls

Mena and Zena Nasiri started a nongovernmental organization to donate books featuring strong Muslim women to schools — and the movement quickly grew.
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Exploring science with a new generation of girls

In the past, there were very few women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs, but today women hold nearly 3 in 10 of those jobs.
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Time honors Kid of the Year for tackling global challenges

One U.S. student is using science to tackle global problems, such as contaminated drinking water. Learn more about this Kid of the Year's innovations.
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Equipping teenage girls to be scientists or engineers

What happens when 100 girls from five different countries come together for a science and technology camp? Teamwork, friendship and skills-building
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Somalia’s next generation of storytellers

Somalia has long been known for its poets and storytellers. Learn about a U.S.-backed program using oral traditions to help strengthen literacy there.
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Coding in Wyoming: Girls’ app helps feed the needy

High school girls in Wyoming are changing the game of coding for their school — and helping their community in the process.
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5 ways the U.S. supports literacy around the world

Find out how the U.S. is helping to build a literate world where everyone has an equal chance to succeed in life and work.
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Young entrepreneurs learn that business can be sweet

How does a lemonade stand turn into a full-fledged business? Programs designed to inspire young entrepreneurs teach American children valuable skills.