Education is the key to reversing the losses among black males, according to NAACP leaders meeting in Los Angeles. "We are losing a generation of our children," said Sandre Swanson, who heads the California Assembly's Select Committee on the State of Boys and Men of Color, at a panel discussion. "These young men need help and to know we care." The writer of the AP story, however, declined to point out that the NAACP recently joined the United Federation of Teachers in an attempt to block a plan by New York City officials to offer students more seats in higher ...


The popular Horrid Henry books hit the big screen....


Bloomberg TV's documentary on Rhee, which debuted earlier this week, just became available online. Rhee wrote the foreword to Why Boys Fail....


Interesting discussion in this American Enterprise Institute piece about economic/education changes. No discussion of gender -- but not too hard to figure out the implications....


For years, academics Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett have pushed back against the notion that boys are experiencing academic problems. The Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families just awarded their commentaries an honorable mention. Here's one part, another and the third. I kept looking for an explanation in their columns for why, in a time when college is the new high school, mostly girls are getting that message. Didn't find it. Does that mean the steep gender gaps we see in two and four-colleges are okay with them?...


Discussions about boys falling behind. Is it because schools ignore the fact boys learn differently? If that's the issue, then when did schools shift to teaching in ways that favor girls?...


Yes. New York Times makes another nice contribution to the debate....


Interesting commentary that contrasts two approaches to school suspensions/expulsions....


Hypertension and diabetes at the top of the list....


Debate over gender imbalances in high school sports heats up. From the A.P....


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