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Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month with Scholastic News Online!

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Getting to Know You
Getting to Know You
by Laura Leigh Davidson and Dante A. Ciampaglia
Scholastic News Online | March5,2009
As the President's top foreign affairs adviser, the Secretary of State must travel the globe to do her job. Since taking office in January 2009, Secretary Hillary Clinton has traveled to China, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, and the Middle East.
Military Milestone
Military Milestone
by Laura Leigh Davidson
Scholastic News Online | November17,2008
Ann E. Dunwoody is the first female general in history to receive four-stars. Dunwoody's promotion was recently made official in a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Uniting Kids Against Racism
Uniting Kids Against Racism
by Madison Hartke-Weber
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January20,2009
On the day before Barack Obama's inauguration, author Ruby Bridges has good advice for his daughters who are now in the spotlight: "Stay humble and think about the contributions you can make to your community."
Construction Worker Caroline Lewis
Construction Worker Caroline Lewis
by Samantha Roberts
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March22,2007
Imagine working a thousand feet in the air, repairing a smokestack. Caroline Lewis does this for a living! Lewis is a perfect role model for Women's History Month.
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio
by Jaqueline Parker
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March22,2007
To Pam Iorio, the Mayor of Tampa, Florida, Women's History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions of women throughout history.
Filmmaker Anne Aghion
Filmmaker Anne Aghion
by Juliette Kessler
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March22,2007
From the terrifying genocide in Rwanda to the frozen landscape of Antarctica, documentary filmmaker Anne Aghion chooses extreme situations for her films.
A Woman of Firsts
A Woman of Firsts
by Maya Finkelstein
Scholastic News Online | March15,2007
Tenley Albright was not only the first American woman to win the Olympic gold metal in figure skating, but was also one of a very few women of her generation to become a surgeon.
Tuskegee Pilot Chrystal Cole
Tuskegee Pilot Chrystal Cole
by Robyn Haynes
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March13,2007
Like Amelia Earhart in her day, Chrystal Cole knew early on that she had to fly. Earhart discovered her desire to soar at a state fair when she was 10. Cole was in the sixth grade when she got her inspiration to fly from Earhart!
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
by Chelsea Lollar
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March6,2007
In her office, the first woman Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, meets her constituents, her allies, and her adversaries. Today she sits on a dark blue couch in the center of her airy and light filled office to talk to Scholastic News.
CBS Anchor Katie Couric
CBS Anchor Katie Couric
by Jacob Wieseneck
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March6,2007
There's a lot to celebrate this Women's History Month. One of those things is that Katie Couric has become the first solo female anchor of the evening news for a major network.
Golfer Tracy Hanson
Golfer Tracy Hanson
by Jimmy Pitenis
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March6,2007
Tracy Hanson fell in love with golfing when she was 10 years old. Today, she is an excellent golfer, ranking 69th in the top 100 for the most amount of money earned in 2006.
First Woman Firefighter
First Woman Firefighter
by Maggie Lautenslager
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March1,2007
To be a New York City firefighter is one of the most heroic careers a person can have. It is also one of the most dangerous, especially since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. So is it too dangerous for women? People used to think so.
Women's Rights: Past, Present, and Future
Women's Rights: Past, Present, and Future
by Brianna Suslovic
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March1,2007
Seneca Falls, New York, is the birthplace of women's suffrage and celebrating the Seneca Falls Convention is an important part of Women's History Month.
Giddy-Up!
Giddy-Up!
by Janie Norez
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March1,2007
The only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West is the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas.
Mountain Climber Stacy Allison
Mountain Climber Stacy Allison
by Grace Choi
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March,2007
Stacy Allison is the first woman to climb Mount Everest, which is just one of her many accomplishments.
Women's Professional Football
Women's Professional Football
by Hayley Livingston
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March,2007
The New York Sharks, a women's professional football team, is starting their eighth season in the IWFL's (Independent Women's Football League), Eastern Division of the National Conference.
Governor M. Jodi Rell
Governor M. Jodi Rell
by Jack Greenberg
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March,2007
How would you like to come face to face with the Governor of your state? Recently, Scholastic News Online met the Governor of Connecticut, M. Jodi Rell, for an exclusive one-on-one interview for Women's History Month.
Chief of Police Nannette Hegerty
Chief of Police Nannette Hegerty
by Madison Lindeman
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March,2007
Milwaukee Chief of Police Nan Hegerty thinks it shouldn't matter if a man or a women is head of a police department. She just wants to help people, and so far she's done a great job.
Turning Science Fiction into Scientific Reality
Turning Science Fiction into Scientific Reality
by Annie Vernick
Scholastic News Online | October20,2006
This is an article about world-famous robotics pioneer, Cynthia Breazeal.
Making Women's History
Making Women's History
by Ezra Billinkoff
Scholastic News Online | March,2006
Scholastic News Online caught up with Gloria Steinem in Philadelphia after she delivered a lecture at the University of Pennsylvania on feminism, or the belief that men and women should be treated equally.
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