Girls’ Education

Teenage girls and a woman sitting and smiling at someone on a stage (Aziza Ibragimova/Almaty Maker Space)

Their coding can change the world [video]

International Day of the Girl celebrates the achievements of young women on October 11. Meet a team of Kazakhstani coders who designed a winning safety app.
Astronaut placing helmet on teenage girl's head (Globo)

Meet NASA’s astronaut for a day … from Brazil

Follow 11-year-old Anna Paulla's trip of a lifetime to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas, with TV star Luciano Huck and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy.
Illustration of a girl writing math equations on a blackboard (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Math and science have no gender

In most countries, boys are more likely than girls to excel in math and science. That is starting to change, thanks to a push by countries and educators.
Malala Yousafzai, in red headscarf, holding microphone (© Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest U.N. peace messenger

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is now a U.N. Messenger of Peace, the highest honor bestowed by the U.N. chief on a global citizen.
Young woman wearing baseball cap and hijab swinging at a ball with a bat (© AP Images)

Batter up! These women are bringing baseball to Gaza.

Baseball has grown in popularity in the Middle East. In Gaza, interest in baseball turned out to be stronger among girls than boys.
Girls working in a lab (YouTube)video

Helping girls grow up to be engineers [video]

GoldieBlox — toys that combine construction projects and stories of a girl engineer named Goldie — foster spatial skills, and perhaps future engineers.
Three children seated on floor, playing ukuleles; other children seated in background (Courtesy of Khan Academy)

No homework or grades at this self-paced school

The founder of the online Khan Academy is reimagining how children are taught in bricks-and-mortar schools.
Alyssa Carson in space simulator (Courtesy of Alyssa Carson)

Inspiring the next generation of female space pioneers

Alyssa Carson has a big dream — she's training to be on the first mission to Mars. A new law aims to inspire young women like her to stick with science.
Three women talking at a table. (D.A. Peterson/Dept. of State)

What these young women took home to Africa after meeting Michelle...

Here are three women who met Michelle Obama during her trip to Morocco, and then visited her in Washington. They have plans to encourage girls to learn.