Washington Post commentary offering advice....


Always a compelling topic, and one that may be labeling more males as sexual predators, argues this author in Philadelphia Magazine....


Suzanne Fields takes on the literacy gap....


Interesting insight behind the recent test results there, which showed a broadening academic gender gap. The national test had been reconfigured in ways that should have helped boys -- but didn't....


Westinghouse High School in one of Pittsburgh's toughest neighborhoods. Some classes are co-ed....


That's the conclusion of this Commerce Department report. Most interesting: the numbers show the gap is not closing. The report, "Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation," found that while the work force comprises 48 percent women, they hold just 24 percent of STEM jobs. At the undergraduate level, 2.5 million women hold STEM degrees compared with 6.7 million men. Among those degree holders, women are less likely than their male counterparts to work in related careers. Instead, women often move to education or health care professions....


A year ago, the MLK Academy for Boys was nearly shut down....


That's the case in Britain, as girls push even further ahead on national tests. From the BBC article: Boys dropped further behind girls at the top grade, with just 19.6% of their exam entries awarded A* or A, compared with 26.5% for girls. Last year there was a difference of 5.7 percentage points and this year it is 6.7. Andrew Hall, director general of AQA exam boards, said examiners were "scratching their heads" over the acceleration in the trend of two decades - especially as the gap is narrowing at A-level. "There will be something there ...


Pretty amusing piece, actually. Parents of boys will nod their heads in agreement. From article: When researchers asked young people about how talking about their problems would make them feel, boys responded that they didn't see talking about problems to be a useful activity, the study says. Boys didn't express angst or distress about discussing problems any more than girls. Researchers surveyed nearly 2,000 children and adolescents. Girls had positive expectations for how talking about problems would make them feel, such as expecting to feel cared for, understood and less alone, researchers said. Boys reported that talking about problems ...


Investigating possible discrimination against girls....


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