As this columnist points out, nobody wants to see it in these terms. And yet gender plays as big a role as race. And here's an example of the myopia: Bob Hebert in the ny times. At Dropout Nation, RiShawn Biddle released a podcast calling for black men to rescue black boys....


Lise Eliot of Pink Brain, Blue Brain fame takes on Michael Gurian and co-writers over the science behind gender-based learning differences. Both pieces in Educational Leadership. Me ... I'm staying neutral in this fight. I've seen single-sex schools using gender-based teaching techniques work well for boys, and I've seen coed schools using none of those techniques work just as well for boys. To me it's less about teaching style than a determination to teach literacy skills in a variety of ways. Most of all, it's about refusing to let boys fall behind in literacy skills....


Interesting intervention efforts in Oakland....


Milwaukee columnist points out the dilemma: the high rate of fatherless families among blacks is likely to continue as long as black boys languish in school. It's the marriageable mate dilemma. What's the motivation for a black woman to marry a less educated black male? That's the same question now facing white women. Given that 57 percent of whites earning bachelors degrees are women, the education imbalance is obvious. How will they respond: marry 'down' or pass on marriage?...


I have to take issue with this Daily Beast article. Boys have plenty of self esteem; they just choose to invest that confidence in activities other than school....


My favorite part of this story: "conventional wisdom" holds that the Mormon influence explains the gender gap favoring males, but that's not necessarily the case. Really? No alternative explanation is offered here....


That's the question raised here. The answer, given the declining literacy skills found in urban black males, has to be: unlikely. One beacon for hope continues to be the rising number of urban charter schools aimed at black males. Here's an interesting one in the pipeline in Madison, Wisconsin, the Madison Preparatory Academy....


That's the latest calculation. What does unmentioned is that four times as many boys as girls receive the diagnosis....


Given the unfortunate reality that the federal Department of Education seems disinclined to underwrite research on what works/doesn't work in single-sex education, the best national resource may be David Chadwell's efforts in South Carolina, where he shepherds that state's large-scale experiment in the practice. The latest newsletter from Chadwell....


That's the message from these Canadian single-gender educators, responding to the newspaper series in Toronto about the boy troubles that described a medical college taking steps to alleviate the gender gaps....


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