American Association of University Women (AAUW) -- many good reports about gender equity and related issues in education and schools.
Gender Pay Differences: Progress Made but Women Remain Overrepresented Among Low Wage Workers -- a 2011 U.S. government study that documents continuing wage and income disparities between men and women.
The Income Disparity of Women in the Creative Class -- From this 2011 analysis: "Women hold slightly more than half (52.3 percent) of creative class jobs, and their average level of education is almost the same as men. But the pay they receive is anything but equal. Creative class men earn an average of $82,009 versus $48,077 for creative class women. This $33,932 gap is a staggering 70 percent of the average female creative class salary. Even when we control for hours worked and education, creative class men out-earn creative class women by a sizable $23,700, or 49.2 percent.
They Call It the Reverse Gender Gap -- This New York Times article discusses the recent phenomenon of women reaching or even surpassing the pay rate of their male counterparts.
Equity and Careers: Progress and Promise -- a 2002 digest about gender patterns in career choices and stereotypes -- "The United States has witnessed significant progress for girls and women in education over the past 30 years. Success is evident in completion rates in postsecondary education, participation in sports, and representation in some professional fields. ...However, serious inequities persist, and in some cases, gender disparities have grown."
The Gender Wars in Education -- a good discussion and critique of the perspective that pits the needs boys and young men against those of girls and young women, a perspective that tries to create a zero sum game in which a step forward for young women in education is seen as a step backward for young men.
Where the Girls Are: The Facts about Gender Equity in Education -- provides a comprehensive overview of female students’ educational achievement from elementary to high school over the past 35 years -- explores the relationship between girls' and boys' progress and analyzes differences between students of various socioeconomic statuses and races/ethnicities.
Title IX Info -- a website dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the status and pursuit of the many issues and concerns addressed by this important piece of legislation.
The Myra Sadker Foundation - Promoting Gender Equity -- a site in honor of researcher/author Myra Sadker, with excellent materials and links to other great sites.
Gender Differences in Educational Achievement within Ethnic and Racial Groups -- a research summary of findings about the intersection of gender and ethnicity/race in education.
Gender Equity: Still Knocking at the Classroom Door -- a 1999 update by David Sadker about ways in which gender bias is still at work in schools and education.
Middle School Voices on Gender Identity -- a 1995 report based on interviews with 2,000 middle school students that reveals the degree to which gender stereotypes influence and limit adolescent development.
David Sadker's Website -- a collection of good articles by noted gender equity researcher David Sadker.
Teacher Education and Textbooks: The Unfinished Gender Revolution -- a 2003 article about how teacher education textbooks generally fail to address issues of gender equity.
An Educator's Primer to the Gender Wars -- an article discussing current debates over how best to address the needs of both boys and girls, young men and young women, in schools.
School Gender Gap -- a video that explores the reasons why males lag behind females in school achievement.
Single Sex Schools: A Good Idea Gone Wrong? -- a 2004 article raising good questions about the revitalized interest in and current governmental support for single sex education.
The Trouble with Single-Sex Schools -- a 1998 article in the Atlantic Monthly.
Single-Sex Schools No Cure All -- a 2003 California study.
Single-Gender Classrooms -- This YouTube video follows a single-sex classroom teacher and explain how she provides different teaching styles for boys and girls.
The Case for Single-Sex Schools -- a 2003 article in the Christian Science Monitor.
National Association for Single-Sex Public Education -- an organization dedicated to promoting single sex education.
AAUW's Position on Single-Sex Education -- a position statement by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and a discussion of their 1998 review of the research, published in a report, Separated by Sex: A Critical Look at Single-Sex Education for Girls.
K-12 Single-Sex Education: What Does the Research Say? -- a summary review of the research.
Girls Write Now -- "New York’s premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls." Their mission is to "provide a safe space for girls to explore and develop their creative, independent voices, and learn how to make healthy choices in school, career and life."
About Girls' Difficulties in Science: A Social, Not a Personal Matter -- a good article.
Association for Women in Mathematics -- "The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences."
Taking Stock: Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We're Going -- a 2002 article that explores differences in white and minority women's progress in science, math and technology.
Biographies of Women in Math -- a great resource for learning about the contributions and histories of women in math.
Encouraging Girls in Mathematics and Science -- a good chapter about issues and valuable educational strategies.
Girls Go Tech -- a site that promotes the involvement of girls and young women in science and math -- includes information and tips for girls, young women, and parents.
Through the Glass Wall: Computer Games for Mathematical Empowerment -- gender equitable and educationally rich computer games and activities.
Annotated Web Resources about Gender Equity and Math/Technology Instruction -- lots of good links.
Engineer Girl -- a website dedicated to promoting engineering as a profession for young women -- includes information about possible careers, profiles of women engineers, relevant computer games and progrms good readings, and more.
4000 Years of Women in Science -- biographies, other links, and more.
Equal Mathematics Education for Female Students -- guidelines for better math instruction for females.
The International Alliance for Women in Music -- This organization works to build awareness of women’s contributions to all aspects of musical life by increasing and improving musical opportunities for women.
California Women's Law Center -- information about sex discrimination and schools.
Number of Female Faculty Increases -- a 2004 follow-up article that looks at what has happened at MIT since a study of gender bias there was made public in 1999. Progress has been made, but female faculty are still, generally, a very small minority.
Trends in Educational Equity of Girls and Women: 2004 -- useful data from the National Center for Education Statistics.
Gender Equity for Males: What about the Boys? -- a 2000 report on the importance of addressing gender issues for males, too.
The War Against Boys -- an excellent commentary by David Sadker about the view that a concern for discrimination against women has led to a "war against boys."
ZeAndre Orr and Brooklyn's Jazzy Jumpers -- a great video about a couple of boys who have broken the stereotype that double dutch rope jumping is only for girls -- it also shows the amazing athleticism of the young women doing this stereotypically female sports activity.
Where Ballet Is a Boy Thing -- a NYTimes article about boys breaking stereotypes being involved in music theatre and dance.
Reducing Gender Stereotyping and Homophobia in Sports -- a lesson plan that "asks students to identify and discuss homophobia and gender stereotyping in athletics, and to think about how to combat these attitudes and behaviors at their own schools."
Women's History Month -- activities and information to complement classroom topics.
Voices from the Gaps -- a great website about "women writers of color" -- good bios and links.
Gender Equity Issues in Athletics -- one of the best sites about this important issue.
Title IX: Gender Equity in Education -- gives a broad overview of what Title IX; content and history. It also gives statistics and statistics on progress that has been made in gender equitable education.
Title IX -- a good site about this critical legislation by the Women's Sports Foundation.
Women's Sports Foundation -- an organization that promotes the lifelong participation of girls and women in sports and fitness -- includes research and good links.
Women's Basketball Coaches Association -- a national organization with a membership of 5000.
Instrument Selection and Gender Stereotypes -- a 2008 article that presents a good literature review on this important topic, an area where stereotypes dominate unless countered with education and good supports.
Boys to Men: Sports Media Messages about Masculinity -- a national study of how sports programs and commercials communicate powerful images of masculinity.
National Women's History Project -- excellent resources on women and gender issues.
Female Nobel Prize Laureates -- good resources about these women highly regarded for their work and contributions.
Connecting Gender and Disability -- a 1999 digest of research about intersections of gender, disability and race -- "Discrimination is an enduring issue for all people with disabilities. Women and girls with disabilities, however, are subjected to double discrimination: sexism as well as disability bias. ... women and girls of color with disabilities face a third layer of bias in the form of racism."
New Moon Network -- an international magazine "for every girl who wants her voice heard and her dreams taken seriously."
Dads and Daughters -- useful curriculum ideas and research.
Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Manhood -- a brief summary of some of the key ideas in a book of this title, by William Pollack. Pollack writes: "Research shows that male infants are more emotionally expressive than female infants. However, as a boy ages, his emotional expressiveness decreases. Why? Because 'The Boy Code'--society's definition of what it means to be a boy--demands that boys suppress or cover up their emotions. As a result, boys develop a "mask of masculinity" to hide their shame, vulnerability and the other feelings they cannot express publicly. The inability to show true emotions hardens a boy until, ultimately, he loses touch with them.The book describes and addresses something Pollack calls, "The Boy Code", which he explains, is "society's definition of what it means to be a boy--demands that boys suppress or cover up their emotions. As a result, boys develop a "mask of masculinity" to hide their shame, vulnerability and the other feelings they cannot express publicly. The inability to show true emotions hardens a boy until, ultimately, he loses touch with them."
Breaking the 'Boy Code': New Movement Advocates Adapting Schools and Society to What Works for Boys -- an article about the work of the Supporting Our Sons organization to counter macho stereotypes
Gender Roles: Interviews with Kids -- this video shows just how early and solidly children begin to adopt “typical” gender stereotypes.
News Report on Single-Gender Classrooms -- video showing positive findings as to student performance, self-esteem, and class choices in single-gender classrooms.
Intersex Society of North America -- a worldwide network uniting intersex people who have been victimized by the medical community.
What if It’s (Sort of) a Boy and (Sort of) a Girl? -- article recounting intersex activist Cheryl Chase’s personal story about how the medical community decided her gender for her by giving her unnecessary gender reassignment.
Should Your Schools Dress Code Address Transgender Students? -- this article references how schools have and should address transgender students and dress code violations.
Student and Gender Identity -- this website provides educators with resources regarding gender and student identity including communication with families and creating inclusive classroom environments.
Legal Protections for Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender-Nonconforming Employees -- This article outlines employee rights and gives advice for creating a safe and inclusive working environment.