AAUW State College Updates & News

January 2021, Issue 1 Branch Bulletin

Attached is Issue 1 of the January 2021 AAUW State College Branch Bulletin. Key Upcoming dates: January 12 - Used Book Workshop closing for donations January 14  - Branch Diversity program (click here for more info) January 18 - Awards nominations...

Nonprofits Face Future with Optimism

The year has been a tough one and our community nonprofits have found themselves stretched to the limit. Forced to do without traditional fundraising events, organizations like AAUW State College are finding new ways to communicate their online programming and...

December 2020 Branch Bulletin

Attached is the first issue of our newly formatted branch newsletter, the Branch Bulletin.  There is lots of important news, and we are very excited to introduce our new website! Key January dates: January 12 - Used Book Workshop closing for donations January 14  -...

November – December Newsletter

Your AAUW State College November-December E-news is now available. Highlights include: Important info on voting proceduresComing branch programsRe-designed branch website coming soonUsed book sale and workshop updatesEducation Committee and Fair Districts updatesMuch...

Meet A Member – Ann Echols

I joined AAUW's Blacksburg Branch in 1993 when I was a graduate student at Virginia Tech. At the time, I was pursuing a degree in education and I had heard about AAUW's gender gap research. I was interested in how, I as a teacher, maybe favoring male students...

More Accountability Needed for PA Charter Schools

The last 15 years have seen a dramatic charter school growth; online charter enrollments alone increased 75% between 2006 and 2011. A new report from Stanford's Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) was released this month titled "Charter School...

Voting Rights

AAUW is committed to open and fair elections, nonpartisan voter education efforts that will promote equitable political participation and representation in appointed and elected office, and the expansion of voting rights. Our democracy works when everyone can fully...

Economic security for women is non-negotiable.

Money is power, and women will never be equal to men until they achieve full parity in earnings and wealth. In recent decades, American women have made significant strides toward economic equality: They make up nearly half the U.S. workforce, and two-thirds of women...

Are Cyber Charters Making the Grade?

BY CAROL HODES, MARY DUPUIS, AND CINDY HALL Across the nation and right here in the Centre Region, online charter schools are growing in popularity as a choice for parents and guardians, and children. However, along with the advantages that cyber charters present to...

Pennsylvania Schools Work; Advocate for Our Schools

Do you know that Pennsylvania ranks 46th in the state's share of K-12 education funding? Most states cover 47% of school costs, but PA contributes only 38%. State funding for classroom costs has declined since 2013 by $155.3 million. Increases in state education...