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Cultural and Global Issues: Gender Equality

Grade 9
Articles with Reading Levels: 9.0-9.9
Grade 10
Articles with Reading Levels: 10.0-10.9

Article Name: Researchers: Teachers Begin Favoring Boys in Math as Young as Kindergarten
Source: PBS via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 1030)
Author: Victoria Pasquantonio
Date Published: November 2, 2016 
Guiding Question: How does teachers favoring boys in math and science affect how girls perform in those subjects?
Grade Level: 9.4

Article Name: Lawmakers Launch Group in Congress to Focus on Black Women's Issues
Source: CQ- Roll Call via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 1050)
Author: Marissa Evans
Date Published: March 31, 2016
Guiding Question: What is the purpose of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls?
Grade Level: 9.0

Article Name: Poor Girls are Leaving Their Brothers Behind
Source: The Atlantic 
Author: Alana Semuels
Date Published: November 27, 2017
Guiding Question: Why are girls from low-income families more likely to complete college than boys?
Grade Level: 10.9

Article Name: Feds rescind transgender bathroom guidance despite pushback from DeVos
Source: Education Dive 
Author: Tara Garcia Mathewson 
Date Published: February 23, 2017
Guiding Question: What changes has the Trump administration made to transgener rights in schools?
Grade Level: 10.3

Article Name: U.S. Women Delay Marriage and Children for College
Source: Population Reference Bureau 
Author: Mary Mederios Kent 
Date Published: N/A
Guiding Question: How is education helping determine when women get married and have children?
Grade Level: 10.7

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Article Name: Freedom, Opportunities Rise for Girls and Women, but Unfairness Abounds 
Source: LA Times via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 820)
Author: Alexandra Zavis
Date Published: March 15, 2015
Guiding Question: What progress has been made for women and girls since 1995 UN meeting on women's rights?
Grade Level: 6.1

Article Name: Girls as Young as Six Believe Men are Smarter than Women 
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 980)
Author: Maria Danilova 
Date Published: February 2, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the ways in which girls start to believe they are less intelligent than boys?
Grade Level: 8.9

Article Name: India Tries Coding Camps, Craft Centers and All-girls Schools to Fight Illiteracy
Source: The Hechinger Report 
Author: Liz Willen 
Date Published: October 16, 2017
Guiding Question: How is using coding to advocate for gender equality?​​​​​​​
Grade Level: 12.5

Article Name: Plan Would Make Changing Birth Certificates Easier for Transgender People 
Source: Chicago Tribune 
Author: Haley BeMiller 
Date Published: March 15, 2017
Guiding Question: What are the benefits of the Illinois plan to make changing birth certificates easier for transgender people?
Grade Level: 12.9

Article Name: Florida superintendent of the year reflects on women in leadership
Source: Education Dive 
Author: Tara Garia Matthewson 
Date Published: March 16, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the reasons Jenkins lists that may be keeping women out of top education positions?
Grade Level: 11.5

Article Name: Fort Worth-Based Federal Judge Blocks Obama Transgender Guidelines​​​​​​​
Source: Texas Tribune 
Author: Kiah Collier
Date Published: August 22, 2016
Guiding Question: Why did Texas argue that the Obama administration's transgender guidelines were not legal?
Grade Level: 14.5

Article Name: Boy Scouts Allows Transgender Kids Into Boys-Only Programs
Source: Associated Press via Newsela 
Author: Claudia Lauer 
Date Published: February 2, 2017
Guiding Question: How are the Boy Scouts of America promoting gender equality in their single-gender programs?
Grade Level: 12.3