That's the complaint from ADHD specialists. There are so many boys inflicted with ADHD that researchers lose track of the fact that girls can also be ADHD and their symptoms are very different. Weird....


That's the forecast made in the Department of Education's Condition of Education, released today. Here's the story in the Chronicle (password protected). What's interesting is that other reports, including a recent study from the American Council on Education, indicated that the college gender gaps have stabilized. Anecdotal evidence from community colleges suggested that the percentage of male graduates might be increasing. I believe I'm allowed to offer up a brief excerpt from the Chronicle story; Men's Share of College Enrollments Will Continue to Dwindle, Federal Report Says By Peter Schmidt Washington Women now account for a disproportionate share of the ...


Chicago's urban prep, where only four percent of the boys admitted four years earlier were reading at grade level, is an outstanding example of an urban boys charter school that works. Today, all those young men are headed to college. Excellence Boys Charter School in New York, is another. Study these two schools and you'll discover what works in all-boys urban charter schools. Here's a glimpse into Urban Prep. Take note of Urban Prep's emphasis: Urban Prep would focus its curriculum on literacy and language arts, making it mandatory that the youths learn public speaking skills. Boys typically score lower ...


The gender gap is overall average earnings that favors men is a frustrating issue. I see no connection between this and the boys/academic I issue I follow. But feminist groups see it differently, so the issue has to be addressed. The most outspoken of these groups see discrimination as the root cause of the earnings gap; economists tend to see personal choices as the cause. From my perspective, it all starts in college when men and women choose very different course of studies. Here's a contribution from The New York Times that may explain why men and women in ...


Yes, the nation's dropout rate is a huge obstacle to President Obama's goal to push the United States to the top of the international education rankings by 2020, but who's not graduating? Until the administration acknowledges it has a gender problem (and not just a race and income problem) we'll never turn the corner on achieving that goal....


Here's an opportunity to study gender learning differences -- assuming you think they're significant enough to study. These folks do. Their press release: DICK AND JANE IN THE CLASSROOM RTC LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS ON THE GENDERED BRAIN Helps Teachers Work with Gender Differences in the Classroom Randolph, NJ (May 11, 2010) - Do boys and girls learn differently? You bet they do! Now, The Regional Training Center (RTC), a leading provider of professional development programs for teachers in NJ, PA and MD, has incorporated the latest medical research behind these critical differences into a groundbreaking training program that ...


The evidence that single-sex schools will help boys is lacking, concluded the Calgary Board of Education. If anything, single-sex education helps girls more than boys, according to one educator quoted in the story, which is my observation from watching anecdotal material reported from schools engaging in single-sex experiments. The lack of research into what works, and doesn't work, with single-sex education is my biggest concern about the fast growing single-sex programs in the United States. It's possible that single-sex education is a good option for boys, and some inner-city, all-boys charter schools indicate that it can be highly effective. But ...


Raise them in a house with lots of books, according to the research described in this Chronicle story. Again, the key is literacy -- the ingredient missing in so many boys....


Great piece -- a book review, really -- in The New York Times....


Uh, yes. And Mark Sherman in this column in Psychology Today lays out the reasons....


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