New York Times does a great job of telling this story in Iowa....


NPR profiles an anti-gang program there. From the piece: At least 15 students who attend Chicago Public Schools have died by gunfire during this school year. The number is higher for kids who are either dropouts or go to other types of schools. Chicago police report that the number of school-aged children shot to death in 2010 was 70. More than half of those were gang-related....


About time, right? With boys graduating from high school at far lower rates, drawing most of the suspension/expulsion actions, earning lower GPA's, and wandering through life doped up on ADHD medicine, its about time the federal government stepped in to help out. Given President Obama's campaign to boost college enrollment/graduation rates, a federal civil rights campaign is logical -- 61 percent of those earning two-year degrees are women, 57 percent of those earning four-year degrees. So naturally, the feds are taking action ... on behalf of girls who aren't signing up for high school sports at the same rate ...


Why is this issue only written about abroad? The gaps are just as stark in this country....


Sax v. Eliot in the WSJ....


Tom Sticht takes the negative slant on that question....


Good story in the Times about boosting the number of women there. Good lessons for other universities, keeping in mind that universities such as MIT can skim off the top....


The president and CEO of the Center on Education Policy says it all here. If we don't boost reading and writing skills of boys, we're looking at serious economic consequences. From the commentary: .Females are graduating from high school at higher rates than males. Nationally, 72 percent of female students graduate from high school, compared with 65 percent of male students. • The gender gap in high school graduation rates is particularly large for students of color. Among African American youth, about 59 percent of girls and 48 percent of boys completed high school. Among Latino youth, about 58 percent of ...


Check out the American Council on CoEducational Schooling, where you'll find the latest arguments on why you should keep your child in a co-ed school setting. The director of communications is Lise Eliot, author of Pink Brain, Blue Brain, someone who frequently clashes with Leonard Sax from the National Association for Single Sex Public Education. I don't have a dog in this fight. I've seen single-sex schools that work well for boys, and I've seen traditional co-ed schools that work well for boys. To me, what's important is how you teach, what you're teaching and your attitude about whether it's ...


As Richard Kahlenberg points out in the Chronicle, the issue of colleges reaching deeper into their applicant pools to draw in male candidates muddies the political waters. The groups you would expect to complain the loudest about discrimination against women -- national feminist groups and the American Association of University Women -- are mute. Why are they okay with discriminating against females? After watching the issue for years I've come up with three explanations. First, liberals want to safeguard the freedoms granted to admissions officials to pick the freshman class they want, which includes putting the thumb down to favor ...


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