I was cruising through links today and ended up on the Education Next site where I noticed a "most popular" list of linked articles. At the top was the boys debate I had with Susan Bailey, executive director of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, who was principal author of the 1992 AAUW report How Schools Shortchange Girls. For those who missed it nearly a year ago, here's a second chance....


Not necessarily, as Peg Tyre (author of The Trouble with Boys) writes in the Times. And guess who earns the better grades?...


Interesting piece in Education Week (password access) about international research regarding what helps boys learn. It's all about forming relationships with teachers. Frankly, that surprises me. I always thought those bonds would mean more to girls. From the commentary: As it happens, we now have better insight into the relative disengagement of boys from schooling and the corrective measures that dedicated teachers can take. In an international survey I recently conducted with Richard Hawley that reached 1,000 teachers and 1,500 adolescent male students in six countries, including the United States, we solicited narratives of "most effective practices" and "most...


The Boys Initiative, an outgrowth of the Men's Health Network, will take a broad look at the problems boys and men are having. An explainer from the blog creators: Welcome to our new blog. The Boys Initiative is an outgrowth of the Boys and Schools program, launched by the Men's Health Network in 2006. The mission of the Boys Initiative is to ensure that boys are prepared for rewarding and fulfilling lives that include economically valuable employment, successful relationships and marriage, responsible fatherhood, contribution to their communities and emotional health and happiness. The Boys Initiative is a novel effort to ...


Afro columnist assesses the social damage from the widespread failure of black males. I continue to believe that advocates for black males weaken their arguments by making this a "black" issue. There are strong threads connecting what's happening to black boys and white boys, especially white boys from blue collar families. Yes, those white boys are faring better academically, but not well enough in this time of "college as the new high school." If you examine this at the instructional level, you'll find academic solutions that would help both groups. A broader net will win broader support for action....


Tim King explains in the Hechinger Report....


As always, David Chadwell delivers. Ok, it's only about South Carolina, but that's where most of the nation's single-sex experiments are playing out....


Trying single-sex at Normandy High School in St. Louis. My question: what's the backup plan?...


The Economist offers up this great profile of the dwindling marriage (and childbirth) rate in Japan, informing us that in Japan lesser educated males deemed not suitable marriage material are called "parasite singles." Some things are shared across cultures: the parasite singles live with their parents....


Interesting debate here. If regular public schools were doing 'right' by black males, I could see the merit in their objections. But these urban all-boys charters are turning into lifesavers for black males....


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