Schoolgirls Can Find Protection in Title IX

In this intro from “Hey, Shorty!” Joanne Smith recalls how the rape of an 8-year-old catalyzed the co-authors’ work to end violence against girls in public schools. The book offers a manual on applying Title IX, which prohibits gender discrimination in education.

India’s Bikes for Girls Wheel in Higher Literacy

As part of a push to help its schoolgirls, India’s Bihar state gives a bicycle to every one with good attendance who reaches eighth grade. Officials say this and other efforts have helped lower girls’ drop-out numbers by 1.5 million in five years.