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Are Boys Really Struggling?

There’s been a burst of concern on the education scene this year about boys and whether they’re falling by the wayside in school. For decades the focus has been on girls and how they’re being short-changed by classes like math, that may be structured in favor of the opposite gender. Then, this year, folks started worrying about boys instead, with a cover story in Newsweek raising the level of concern. But an article in the October issue of the American School Board Journal says don’t believe the hype. It argues that researchers are finding boys doing just as well as they always have.

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