Girls Dress Up as ‘Hidden Figures’ Characters for Black History Month School Project

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After a Milwaukee teacher assigned a project for Black History Month, three little girls dressed as the three women spotlighted in the new movie, “Hidden Figures.” The girls dressed as Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson, the trio of black women featured in the movie “Hidden Figures” who helped NASA send astronaut John Glenn into orbit. They totally nailed it. (HuffPo)

At Age 6, Girls Are Less Likely to Identify Females As ‘Really, Really Smart’

Girls in the first few years of elementary school are less likely than boys to say that their own gender is “really, really smart,” and less likely to opt into a game described as being for super-smart kids, research finds. The study comes amid a push to figure out why women are underrepresented in STEM fields. (MindShift)

Phil the Groundhog Says Six More Weeks of Winter

A large crowd turned out to see Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day Thursday, waiting to learn whether the animal saw his own shadow on Gobbler’s Knob. Phil was in an unusually feisty mood, but once he settled down, he saw his own shadow, which means we’re in for six more weeks of winter. (NPR)

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Girl Scouts Are Fighting Sexism In Central Park

After learning that there are no statues of real women in Central Park, a New York City Girl Scout troop turned outrage into action. During their park visit, the 10-year-old girls discovered “to their great disbelief and outrage” that while there are more than 20 statues of actual historical men in Central Park, there are none honoring real women. Now they’re pledging to invest cookie profits toward equal representation in the park. (HuffPo)

Boy Scouts Allow Transgender Children to Join

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Young boys across America join the Boy Scouts to build character – and now transgender children are welcome to join that experience. The organization will now accept boys based on the gender a parent puts on a child’s scouting application, ending a policy of accepting boys based on the gender on a child’s birth certificate. (Washington Post)