Minnesota Public Radio airs the debate, interviewing both Leonard Sax and Janet Hyde, a professor at the University of Wisconsin. Thanks to David Chadwell for a heads up on this one. (I'm on deadline with a commentary, so I haven't had a chance to listen; please flesh out with comments...thanks)...


A producer from NBC interviewed me for general background information, but I never saw what appeared on air earlier this month. Some more thoughts from a private school educator on the NBC piece and other related issues....


Nancy Grasmick is stepping down as Maryland schools superintendent. Grasmick has always been well aware of the decline in academic aspirations among boys. Plus, she identified the core of the problem, reading and writing deficits. It was Grasmick who pioneered the use of comic books to assist with reading instruction (okay, comic books give way eventually to graphic novels)....


Sound familiar?...


Interesting look at this issue in Economic Inquiry. From the press release: Educational Development Stunted by Teenage Fatherhood New Haven, CT--March 30, 2011-- Public interest in the issue of teenage childbearing has recently increased, largely due to increases in both the teen pregnancy rate and the teen birth rate. A new study from Economic Inquiry examines the negative educational and economic outcomes of teenage fatherhood, a topic far less researched than teenage motherhood. In their study the authors utilized the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a school-based, nationally representative longitudinal study of 7th to 12th graders in the United ...


Unparented elementary-age boys lashing out....


Oregon may offer some lessons for other rural areas where educators are trying to boost the college-going rate. This story doesn't break out numbers by gender...would be interesting to know that....


Want to study the impact of a government birth policy that has produced 37 million more men than women? Try China. An interesting new website, All Girls Allowed, has gathered the data on the impact....


Paucity of low-income students at elite colleges profiled at the Chronicle. (password protested). Truth is, those colleges are better at attracting low-income minorities than they are drawing in sons and daughters of the working class....


Interesting WSJ story on Portugal....


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