Category: education

As we obsess over our newest iPhone or technol…

As we obsess over our newest iPhone or technological advancements, there are basic advancements to be made for women

What do people think pro-choice is? Do they se…

What do people think pro-choice is? Do they seriously think we’re holding women down and forcing them into abortions?!? Educate yourself fool!!!

Peggy Cooper Cafritz (1947-2018) was a civil r…

Peggy
Cooper Cafritz
(1947-2018) was a civil rights activist and philanthropist from Alabama,
active in Washington, D.C. Although she was born in a well-off family, the racism
she experienced throughout her life still shaped her worldview.

She attended George Washington University,
where she studied law and organised the Black Student Union, working to
integrate fraternities and sororities. She was one of the founders of the Duke
Ellington School of the Arts, and served on the DC Commission on the Arts and
Humanities.

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Patty Hill (1868-1946) was a school teacher from Kentucky.
She is remembered for composing the melody to the ‘Happy Birthday’ song, along
with her sister Mildred, in 1893.

She was
dedicated to the cause of progressive education for children, and was the
President of the Association for Childhood Education International. She was
also a founder of the National Association for Nursery Education, which still exists
today as the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Dorothea Beale (1831-1906) was an important fi…

Dorothea
Beale
(1831-1906) was an important figure in female
education in the United Kingdom. She was the Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College,
as well as the founder of St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

She studied in Paris and London, after
which she started teaching maths at Queen’s College. She was elected Principal at
Cheltenham in 1858, chosen out of fifty candidates. She also served as
president of the Headmistresses’ Association and was devoted to a number of
causes, mainly regarding female education and the right to vote.

Evelyn Wood (1909-1995) was the developer of t…

Evelyn Wood (1909-1995) was the developer of the speed-reading
system, which allowed for the increase of the speed of reading up to five times
while increasing retention. The system was further developed into a successful
business with over 150 outlets across the United States.

She studied English and Business, and developed her speed-reading method
in 1959. She was capable of reading around 2700 words per minute, compared to the
average of 250-300.

Nabawiyya Musa (1886-1951) is one of the leadi…

Nabawiyya Musa (1886-1951)
is one of the leading Egyptian feminists of the 20th century. She
was a dedicated advocate for female education and sexual empowerment in her
country, going against traditional norms.

In 1907, she was the first girl in Egypt to
finish high school. She went on to become a teacher and promoted equal
opportunities in education, eventually becoming a lecturer at the newly-founded
Egyptian University. Her advocacy also focused on ending sexual violence
against women and empowering them to be a part of the workforce and Egyptian
society.

Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz (1822-1907) was a pion…

Elizabeth
Cabot Agassiz
(1822-1907)
was a pioneer of female education and academic endeavours. Among other
accomplishments, she was the co-founder and first president of Radcliffe
College.

In 1869 she became one of the first female
members of the American Philosophical Society. From 1879 onwards, the so-called
“Harvard Annex” for female education grew under her care to become Radcliffe College
and offer women the same academic possibilities as men.

Betty Campbell (1934-2017) was the first black…

Betty Campbell (1934-2017) was the first black head teacher in
Wales. She held this position at the Mount Stuart Primary School in Cardiff.

Born in a
low-income, working-class family, she nevertheless won a scholarship at the Lady
Margaret High School for Girls, which paved her way towards a teaching career.
She was a member of the Commission for Racial Equality and was awarded an MBE
for her services to education.

Marva Collins (1936-2015) was an educator who,…

Marva
Collins
(1936-2015) was an educator who, in 1975, founded the Westside Preparatory
School in an impoverished area of Chicago. By doing this, she offered black
children from low-income families the possibility to receive a proper education.

Her school became an instant success, and operated for more than 30 years
under her and her daughter’s leadership, until 2008. She was asked by two
Presidents to be Secretary of Education, but refused each time in favour of focusing
on the individual needs of her students. She was awarded a National Humanities
Medal in 2004.