Girls’ Education

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.
Girl looking out window of cement building (© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0670/Olivier Asselin)

When she’s a victim, it hurts everyone

November 25 starts 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. It's an opportunity to remind others that equality isn't just a right. It helps all.
African girl smiling (© AP Images)

A 10-year-old girl could decide our future

Investing in girls' education could boost some countries' economies by billions of dollars, a report says. The age of 10 is pivotal for girls everywhere.
Headshot of Wonder Woman with cape in raised left hand (Courtesy of Pete Sanders Group/PSG)

Can Wonder Woman knock out goal Number 5?

The United Nations has named Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Actress Lynda Carter says education is key.
Girls smiling in a classroom (Courtesy of Youth for Technology Foundation)

Nigerian girls to get 3-D training

Some 6,000 Nigerian girls will get training in 3-D printing, business skills, literacy and more to help them find apprenticeships or start businesses.
Five women wearing lab coats (Courtesy of L'Oréal USA)

Advice to girls from young women scientists

Women scientists get a boost from L'Oréal USA's For Women in Science grant, allowing them to continue their studies and mentor young students.
Michelle Obama on screen speaking to audience of girls (© AP Images)

Michelle Obama champions girls’ education via Skype

Michelle Obama gathered 45 girls from Liberia and Morocco to the White House October 11 for a special event promoting girls' education.