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Leaders on Loan sessions are based on training AAUW received from the National Coalition Building Institute, Arlington, Massachusetts.
In the AAUW Educational Foundation's 2001 report, Hostile Hallways: Bullying, Teasing, and Sexual Harassment in School, statistics showed that seven in 10 students (69 percent) said their school had a policy on sexual harassment, compared to less than three in 10 (26 percent) in 1993.
She credits her tenure on ASAE's Key Professional Associations Committee in the early 1980s with helping her resolve legal and logistics issues at AAUW.
The Santa Clarita Valley branch of AAUW also raised funds with a large sale of used books.
Several women contacted AAUW members (some of whom work at the university) and reported that they had entered school and that the educational program had a strong impact on their decision.
These women represent the unique and diverse fabric of AAUW (American Association of University Women): they are long-time members, new members, donors, grant recipients, fellows, and friends united in the fight for women and girls.
Girls actually do very well in math and science during the younger years, but for some reason, when they get to high school, it just goes (down),'' said Gina MacDonald, a Santa Clarita attorney and member of AAUW.
The AAUW follow-up report in 1998, Gender Gaps: Where Schools Still Fail Our Children, indicates that although progress has been made in areas such as the increased enrollment of girls in math and science courses, gender bias in public schools is still very alive: "For girls an equitable education is in many respects still an elusive goal, in sight yet out of reach" (Executive Summary 7).
In AAUW focus groups, girls have declared that they have little interest in pursing information technology careers because they perceive that these careers involve spending all day sitting in front of a screen.
The AAUW surveyed 1,632 students in grades 8 to 11, and 85 percent of girls and 76 percent of boys said they had experienced some form of sexual harassment in school.
Other reports may be obtained from: American Association of University Women, AAUW Sales Office, P.
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.
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