This year, a group of state education officials say they are urging schools to recruit more girls.
But the federal government’s Race to the Top program says it has yet to determine how many girls are being recruited, and many of the schools have said they’re not seeing a difference in girls participating.
The push to recruit girls has been spurred in part by a new federal rule aimed at promoting girls’ STEM careers, including math and science.
It requires schools to make a significant investment in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field and is expected to result in significant job gains for girls in the future.
But a federal government report last year found that while a few states have seen significant job growth for girls, more schools are struggling to meet the goal.
The Obama administration recently released a list of 50 states and the District of Columbia with the most outstanding math achievement gaps.
In addition, the Department of Education said that the states where girls’ graduation rates are highest have also seen significant growth in girls’ participation in STEM fields.
But not all of the states on that list are making significant progress toward meeting the Obama administration’s goal of 100% girls in high school.
States that are still lagging in that regard include New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
“What we need to be focusing on is whether these states have the resources to meet that goal,” said Dr. Barbara Hall, a University of Illinois professor of education and director of the Race to Change Initiative, which is tracking school recruitment.
In 2016, the National Center for Education Statistics released its National School Desegregation Progress Report, which ranked states by percentage of girls participating in STEM.
The report found that states with higher percentages of girls graduating from high school are more likely to see girls continue to excel in the STEM fields they are interested in in college and later in the workforce.
Despite the positive results for girls who are graduating high school and college, many states still lag far behind the nation on gender parity.
Some states, like Louisiana, have seen a significant jump in the number of girls enrolled in high schools, but there’s still a long way to go in reaching 100% female participation.
Dr. Hall said the National School desegregation Report is not a final measure of how much progress has been made, and the National College Equity Index that the White House released last year is not an accurate indicator of what’s happening at schools across the country.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the share of girls in school enrollment in the United States is up from 17.1% in 2000 to 25.1%.
But according to the report, this number has dropped by about 10% since 2000.
That report said that since 2000, there have been an average of 19.5% girls participating at each grade level in the public school system, which includes both public and charter schools.
But while some states have increased enrollment, many others have seen their graduation rates decline.
Hall said the federal Race to The Top program was supposed to be designed to increase girls’ enrollment.
But, she said, the program has not provided much help, with some states seeing declines that can’t be attributed to Race to Top.
She also noted that schools are making gains, but the number is still too small to make significant progress in the areas of STEM, math and other STEM fields, and girls are still far behind in the overall education system.
But, she added, the Obama Administration’s Race To The Top rule, which was set to be implemented in 2019, has led to some positive results, including the doubling of the number, and a rise in the percentage of students in school that are girls.