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Celebrate Women's History Month at Scholastic
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To celebrate Women's History Month this year, Scholastic News Online brings you news and interviews with some of today's outstanding women, as well as a look back at the accomplishments of women throughout history. You'll find it all here—from the stories of women fighting for their voting rights to advice for girls from leaders today.

Women's History Month is a time to highlight the contributions of women to events throughout history. This annual celebration comes from the first International Women's Day in 1911. The day, now observed each year on March 8, is a time of global recognition of the economic, political, and social achievements of women.

In 1978, a school district in California participated in Women's History Week. In response to the popularity of the event, Congress passed a formal decree, or ruling, recognizing Women's History Week as a national holiday. Several years later, Congress legally expanded the celebration, making March what we know today as Women's History Month.

Check out these Scholastic News Online stories that celebrate the determination and courage of women.

Visit Scholastic's Online Activity on Women's History Month for a look at more women leaders, a historic time line, and activities.

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