No "social engineering" needed at this point, advises the university president. But it could happen. That's a great euphemism -- "social engineering." First time I've heard that. Makes it sound like DePauw might execute a really cool science experiment. In fact, that's just a code phrase for discriminating against women in the admissions process....


A conservative take on the gender gaps....


I'm looking for examples of boys who lost interest in schoolwork -- but then became re-engaged through some kind of intervention. I'm open to different ages, race/ethnicity/type of intervention. I would prefer a parent/boy combination willing to speak for the record. If you don't know of individuals, but rather someone likely to know those parents/boys, please pass along that contact. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. I can be reached at [email protected] Thanks!...


That's the argument from this author, who lobbies for more boy-friendly classrooms....


As always, we're really only talking about boys....


Michel Martin takes us from the NCAA championships to the marriageable mate issue, in only a few graphs....


Washington Post described urban charters moving into preschool and hoping to correct academic problems early. But there are downsides, especially among boys, who may not be ready for an academic agenda....


Interesting piece in the New York Times about organizing mostly female workers -- and how many of those workers have become the primary earners in their families....


With single-sex school news from South Carolina and beyond, awaits you....


Not the black boys who persist through the charters schools, but those who leave. All the study author is really saying is that black boys have a higher dropout rate, which is not surprising. I still maintain that the elite charters, KIPP, Uncommon Schools, Achievement First, etc., offer the best academic opportunities for urban black boys. From the Education Week story about the study: KIPP charter middle schools enroll a significantly higher proportion of African-American students than the local school districts they draw from, but 40 percent of the black males they enroll leave between grades 6 and 8, says ...


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