U.S. history curricula remain mostly male, writes Elizabeth Weingarten in The Atlantic. The campaign to include women’s “stories” stalled about 20 years ago. In 1971, groundbreaking research quantified just how underrepresented and misrepresented women were in U.S. high-school history textbooks, finding, for instance, that there was more textbook space devoted to the length of women’s skirts than to the suffrage movement.
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Fewer men are choosing college, reports Monte Whaley in the Denver Post. In 2015, 61.2 percent of Colorado’s female high school graduates enrolled in college, compared to 51.8 percent of males, the state reports. Adam Stark, who left college to pursue a music production career, poses outside a Denver night club where he DJs. Photo: John Leyba/Denver Post Nationally, “women hold almost 60 percent of all bachelor degrees, and women now account for almost half of students in law