Tackling Boys' Reading Difficulties
The education gaps between boys and girls have long drawn attention. For a while, the focus was on girls lagging behind boys in math and science. More lately, attention has been focusing on how boys trail behind girls in reading.
The center's president, Jack Jennings, offers an overview in a commentary newly posted on edweek.org, and argues for systematic strategies to address the boy-girl reading gap.
When I reported the most recent NAEP reading scores recently, I noted that boys' scores were improving more quickly than were girls in recent years. The Center on Education Policy report examines the gender gap on state tests.