high school

High School Swaps Homecoming Royalty for Gender-Inclusive 'Liberty Leaders'

Two Iowa high schools have announced they've phased out homecoming kings and queens in favor of a gender-neutral approach. And other schools across the country are already following suit.
Sirin Kale

The Photographer Documenting Schoolgirls In Northern Nigeria

Rahima Gambo wanted to depict Nigerian schoolgirls in a more realistic and nuanced way than Western presentations of the Chibok schoolgirls, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014. Now she's been nominated for a prestigious photography prize.
Sirin Kale

Rihanna Has Raised Millions for Girls' Education—and She's Just Getting Started

At the Diamond Ball, in her advocacy, and writing in a new Guardian op-ed, Rih is supporting education initiatives for children across the globe. Nothing but respect for our commander-in-chief.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Is Spending her 21st Birthday Organizing with Indigenous Brazilian Girls

In the last year, women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai attended Oxford University, launched a digital publication, and traveled the world to fight gender discrimination and help girls go to school.
Noa Azulai
The Privacy and Perception Issue

How Being Radically, Unapologetically Open About Sex Freed Me

I spent a decade building a separate life as an A-grade dress-wearing, dick-sucking moral vagrant. Then I realized that the secrecy only served to deepen my shame.
Tom Rasmussen

For These South Sudanese Refugee Girls, Education is Everything

“There’s an urgent need to empower refugee girls socially and economically. It’s through education that they can achieve transformation at a personal level and that will also benefit the country of their origin.”
Sarita Santoshini
reproductive rights

California Colleges May Soon Be Required to Provide Abortion Pill on Campus

It can be prohibitively hard for college students to access abortion care. A bill being heard in Senate committee today would change that for students at California public universities.
Kimberly Lawson
Sex Ed

Fourth Graders in Los Angeles Could Define the Future of Sex Ed

The country’s second-largest school district is testing a new sex ed program that could decrease gender-based violence by teaching kids about stereotypes, communication, and puberty starting at nine years old.
Lauren Young
Unscrewing Ourselves

The Podcasts Covering the Kinks, Pleasure, and Personal Stories that Sex Ed Doesn't

Without a federal standard for comprehensive sex-ed, people are turning to podcasts for frank discussions about sex.
Mallory Schlossberg
sexual violence

This Drama Workshop Is Teaching Kids About Sexual Harassment—And How To Challenge It

How do you educate schoolkids about complicated issues like sexism and sexual violence? The answer might lie in a unique drama workshop being trialled in London and northeast England.
Sirin Kale
Sex Ed

Teachers Forced to Report All Teens Having Sex in Oregon School District

The Salem-Keizer school district in Oregon mandates that all school employees report students to law enforcement or state officials if they find out they’re sexually active. Some students are petitioning to change the rule.
Kimberly Lawson
Unscrewing Ourselves

What Happened After California Revolutionized Sex Ed

Advocates of LGBTQ-inclusive, comprehensive sex education see California as a beacon of hope, but putting the Healthy Youth Act into practice hasn't been without its challenges.
Steven Blum