Annapolis, Maryland— On Women’s Equality Day, Governor Larry Hogan announced that US News and World Report named Maryland the number one state for gender equality.of First-ever analysis cites K-12 education as a key factor in achieving top national rankings.
“Every child in Maryland deserves a world-class education, regardless of where they happen to be raised,” said Gov. Hogan. “We are proud that Maryland leads the nation in expanding opportunities for women and girls. We’re especially pleased that Google’s efforts to close the gender gap have been recognized, and this is another example of how we’re changing Maryland for the better.”
education. according to report“Maryland takes the top spot in the education category of the rankings, ranks first among industry peers for the narrowest gender gap in 8th grade math and reading scores, and ranks first among four-year public colleges and universities. Ranked third in graduation rates, experts say Maryland has dropped from K.K. -12 Prioritize education.”
Governor Hogan has provided record funding for K-12 education each year of his eight years in office, totaling $55 billion. The Governor also Ptech programs that improve career paths for high school students, and boost Programs that help students in need attend nonpublic schools. In addition to his record K-12 investments, the governor has record-funded communities his colleges and his HBCUs.
The report also highlights state efforts to promote gender equality. STEM and computer science. In 2018, the Governor Access law First-ever partnership with Girls Who Code to help close the gender gap in computer science education Governor’s Coding ChallengeSince the 2014-15 school year, there has been a 776% increase in the number of women taking quality computer science classes in public high schools in Maryland. To further develop this trend, the governor earlier this year announced funding to provide. Universal Access to Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science in all high schools in Maryland.
Economy. according to US Census data, Maryland ranks among the top five states for the percentage of women-owned businesses. 2021, CNBC Maryland was named the most improved state for business due to the state’s visionary infrastructure policies. universal broadband.
Expression. report Note“Old Line’s high scores for representation and power are due in part to the representation of women in administrative positions.” contain a higher proportion of women than each of the
Overall, the best states for gender equality ranking are calculated using 13 indicators from 5 categories. economy; health; family planning and care; and representation and power.