The President urged Hampton graduates to level racial education gaps. What he could not have failed to notice in the audience was that 64% of Hampton graduates are women. Seems like closing racial learning gaps should start with closing the racial gender gaps....


New study from Brookings laid out in Inside Higher Ed. President Obama's goal of pushing the United States to the top of world education attainment by 2020 seems distant, which again raises the question: why does the gender gap get ignored? That's the low hanging fruit here....


Perhaps, but the evidence offered here is not only odd but unconvincing....


That's the headline atop this WSJ piece. Thanks to Scott Steinbrecher for passing it along. And what kind of marriageable mate do these men make?...


In my book I write about a promising experiment in Maryland schools that melds the two. Here's another interesting idea called Bitstrips for Schools. Says Shahan Panth from Bitstrips: We didn't develop our comic-making software with boys especially in mind, but since going online 7 months ago, we've heard from many, many teachers that it's doing wonders to motivate boys who are usually disruptive or indifferent to start paying attention, take an interest in writing and reveal their creativity....


But under her tenure the state botched a probe into the boy problems, allowing it to get steered into an exercise in political correctness. It's all in Why Boys Fail. An interview with Susan Gendron....


The American Enterprise Institute has graciously arranged a forum session on the gender gap issue May 17 4-5:30 p.m. I'll be on a panel with (thoughtful) skeptic Sara Mead, AEI scholar Christina Hoff Sommers (author of The War Against Boys) and possibly a college admissions officer to discuss the challenges they face. Plus, the always-interesting, sometimes-terrifying Rick Hess will oversee the event. If you've never been to an AEI forum you've missed something unique. Adjust your travel plans accordingly. Here's the info: Richard Whitmire's Why Boys Fail The Unexpected Gender Gap in Education Book Forum Date: Monday, May ...


From the Philadelphia Daily News....


Progress at a Pittsburgh school? That's claimed here. To me, this only renews the need for federal researchers to step in with medical-style research and determine what works and what doesn't work. And this from Asheville. Not for academics?...


Sax's latest book, Girls on the Edge, looks at the downside of the generation of alpha girls emerging. (Sax always makes feel like a complete slacker.) If you have password access, Mark Bauerlein has a great column about the book in the Chronicle....


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