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.

Urban Girls Jump Into the Title IX Gap

Thirty-seven years after the passage of Title IX, urban girls of color lag behind the general surge in female sports. A double-dutch season starting this month in New York schools is one effort at catching up. First of two parts.

Sex Harassment Faces Title IX Legal Test

Title IX is often equated with equal opportunity in athletics but the 1972 law also addresses sexual harassment. If the Supreme Court decides to hear a case involving a star college soccer coach it could clarify this aspect of gender-equity law.