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Q&A: COVID-19 and Paid Leave

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South Asian mother tends to a sick child.Deniz Çivril, Ph.D., discusses ongoing studies by our Women in the Workplace Research Initiative related to the COVID-19 pandemic, paid sick leave, and paid parental leave.

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NIOST Study Offers Strategies to Engage Girls in STEM

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An adult woman teaches a diverse group of girls about computers in an informal learning setting.Researchers from our National Institute on Out-of-School Time share findings from a STEM program for girls in rural Pennsylvania.

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Research Transformed into Action for Student Parents in Oregon

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Oregon student parent with her son and mother.Law student and single-mother Michaela Martin celebrates her graduation from Oregon State University with her mother and son. Martin created and championed SB 564 to support Oregon student parents. Photo courtesy of Michaela Martin.Autumn Green, Ph.D., shared her research and personal experience with Oregon lawmakers regarding a bill that would collect data on student parents.

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Virtual Social Change Dialogues Bring Critical Issues to the Forefront

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Headshots of panelists from the Wellesley Centers for Women spring 2021 Social Change Dialogues. Experts from WCW, Wellesley College, and beyond discussed ways that the U.S. can work to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing.

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Furthering Racial Justice Through Conversation

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04 SEED seminar webSEED Co-Directors Gail Cruise-Roberson and Emmy Howe share lessons from SEED on how to have difficult conversations within our communities.

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Family Communication About Dating is Changing During the Pandemic

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10 dad son serious conversation webA recent study highlights changes in the ways parents talk to their teens about dating and relationships during COVID-19.

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What NIOST Has Learned About Delivering Quality Virtual Learning Experiences

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09 young girl on computer webResearchers share lessons from their observations of 200 hours of online academic and general enrichment programs.

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COVID-19 Has Compounded Challenges for College Students Who Are Parents

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08 women with laptop and baby webAutumn Green, Ph.D., has created a number of helpful tools for student parents.

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Project Director Testifies Before Boston City Council on Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Education

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07 kamilah drummond 2020 webKamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., CAGS, testified at a hearing on reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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