Tiny gender gaps in athletic participation can trigger lawsuits. Huge gender gaps in academic outcomes can pass unnoticed....


From ETS, a spinoff from their recent report and conference....


Most are boys, of course. Interesting option for those with Asperger's Syndrome or high-functioning autism....


An interview with John Martin, founder of Boys Read....


Great roundup from Education Week. In my book, the schools that did as well with boys as girls had flexible reading programs designed to reach all students. They also had "re-teach" systems designed to loop back and catch laggards (for the most part, that would be the boys)....


Next up: Denver. From the article: The school emphasizes business and mathematics and requires a course in entrepreneurship for all ninth-graders. "We focus on those because we think it allows students to be problem solvers and critical thinkers," said the school's chief curriculum officer, Keith Sanders. "But we still have a strong comprehensive curriculum." The study also is interactive and hands-on. "We create an environment that allows boys to move every six to 12 minutes," Hardrick said. "We keep their hands busy to keep them from needing to touch, reach out or creating other class disruptions." To foster a feeling ...


Sara Mead's 2006 paper from Education Sector questioning the "boy troubles" was a smash hit among national feminist groups that had been looking for facts and figures to counter the rising concerns about how boys were doing in school. One of their worries: if educators shift their focus to boys the special attention girls have been getting for nearly two decades will fade. Here, Mead is interviewed for a "retrospective" on that paper (I'm told it was the most requested reports Education Sector ever produced). Mead's central thesis, that boys aren't doing worse, girls are just doing better, is correct. ...


The highly regarded MDRC continues to follow the results of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program for high school dropouts, and the outcomes look good. Roughly 80 percent of the participants are males....


Best thing about this blog is that it is written by David Chadwell, who has been overseeing the single-gender school experiment in South Carolina (maybe he's weary of my skepticism about single-sex classrooms). Regardless, his blog is a welcome addition. I get the feeling this issue is only going to grow....


Boys charters in urban areas becoming a popular antidote to the boy troubles....


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