New Gender Equity Curriculum

Date: Wed Feb 02 2000 - 15:10:18 EST

Hi all,

     Somehow in the technical problems we've been experiencing, the text of
     the press release I sent earlier was deleted. Sorry about that, and
     here it is.


                                                         News Release

               For Immediate Release Contact:
               01/03/00 Paula M. Fleming



                New Gender Equity Curriculum Strengthens Students' Ability
                                    to Value Diversity

               The Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Equity Resource
               Center at Education Development Center, Inc., in Newton,
               Massachusetts, announces the publication of Raising the
               Grade, a collection of fun and interesting activities that
               will strengthen sixth through twelfth graders' ability to
               work together effectively across the diversity of gender,
               race, national origin, and disability.

               The curriculum examines gender bias issues, the role media
               plays in defining gender roles, and nine areas of education
               directly affected by Title IX:
Access to Higher Education
Career Education
Learning Environment
Math and Science
Sexual Harassment
Standardized Testing
Treatment of Pregnant and Parenting Teens

                    Designed to be used throughout the learning period, on
               its own, as part of a thematic unit, or across the
               curriculum, Raising the Grade will help students recognize
               that they can take action to make gender equity a reality in
               all areas of their lives.

                    The curriculum will cost $17.00 and will be available
               from the Women's Educational Equity Act Equity Resource
               Center at 800-793-5076.

                    The national WEEA Equity Resource Center at EDC is
               funded by the United States Education Department. Its
               mission is to work with schools, community organizations,
               businesses, and individuals to publish and market
               gender-fair education products; to disseminate the latest
               resources for multicultural gender-fair education; and to
               provide direct assistance to school systems, administrators,
               and teachers who are working toward acceptance of all people
               without regard to gender, race, class, language, or

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