The Shriver Report – Education

Special Edition

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To Strengthen American Infrastructure, Empower American Women
It’s official: the quality of America’s infrastructure is devastatingly average. The American Society of Civil Engineers – which issues a report card for the systems of water, transportation, energy, and public facilities throughout the U.S. – bestowed a cumulative average of ‘D+’ upon our country last year.  → Read More
My Story
Age of Consent
Eleanor Roosevelt was sadly mistaken. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent,” she said. With all due respect, Mrs. Roosevelt, I never really consented to anything. At age five, I never knew that I even had a choice. There were only the taut, puppeteering strings of intimidation and coercion, and the inherent inferiority that dwells inside those who endure the silent shame and denigration of sexual abuse.  → Read More
Quick Click Fix For Change
There are lies, damn lies, and statistics, Mark Twain infamously said. But some statistics do make you wonder. Consider these: percentage of women and girls in the United States: 51; percentage of women in the US Senate: 20; percentage of woman CEOs at Fortune 500 companies: 5.  → Read More
10 Reasons Why America Needs 10,000 More Girls in Computer Science
As temperatures rose in the Southeast earlier this month, another tragic story about a child forgotten in a hot car made its way around the news cycle. In response, 17-year-old Courtney opened her laptop and built Guardian Angel, a mobile app that reminds parents to check the car seat before exiting the vehicle.  → Read More
The White House Summit on Working Families: Real Conversations about Real Families
If you’ve ever closed your eyes in utter defeat and frustration –
if you’ve ever not managed to be in two places at once –
if you’ve ever felt like a failure both as a mom or dad, and as an employee –
…. The White House Working Families Summit was the place for you on Monday June 23.  → Read More
Working on a Dream: Reflections on The White House Summit on Working Families
In the late 1940s, my grandmother found herself a single mother of three, living far from family in Washington, DC, where she had moved to be a Government Girl during the war.  → Read More
Meditation and Mindfulness for Our Teens is Urgent
The integration of meditation and mindfulness practices into the lives of our children is becoming urgent as we look for solutions to better support their strong mental development. It is not just high levels of stress and anxiety that should prompt homes, schools, and institutions to learn about effective methods and applications.  → Read More
The City-Festo: 10 Ways To Move Your City Forward
A guide to implementing smart policies that support the modern family and lift men & women off the brink. Adopt it, post it, implement it, live it.  → Read More
(WATCH LIVE) White House Summit on Working Families
On Monday, June 23rd, President Obama will host the first ever White House Summit On Working Families to spark a national conversation about the modern family and identify solutions that are both good for employers and workers.  → Read More
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