NCWGE’s task force on pregnant and parenting students works to ensure that students who are pregnant or have children get the support they need to succeed in school. While the reasons girls drop out of school are complex, it is clear that pregnancy and parenting responsibilities are a significant factor, and the economic consequences of dropping out are devastating for these teens, their children, and our national economy. The task force advocates for better enforcement of Title IX’s prohibition of discrimination against pregnant and parenting students, for new research and data collection requirements to shed light on the problem, and for improved policies that help pregnant and parenting teens to complete their education. The task force is co-chaired by the National Women’s Law Center and the Healthy Teen Network.