Pretty much everything you need about the issue can be found in David Chadwell's newsletter....


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICIALS AND WHITE HOUSE STAFF ADVANCE PRESIDENT'S FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE AT UPCOMING FORUM IN LITTLE ROCK U.S. Department of Education officials Peter Groff, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and John Wilson, Jr., Executive director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities will join with White House staff next week in Little Rock, Ark. to advance President Barack Obama's fatherhood initiative. The White House Forum on Responsible Fatherhood will bring together experts, practitioners, and fathers from Arkansas and across the country. The forum will be held at Arkansas Baptist College ...


Finally, the "pushback movement" -- those who scoff at the idea that boys are faring badly in school -- has an answer for the steep verbal score gaps recently reported by the Center for Education Policy. Actually, the answer from these leading feminist academics -- Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett, both of whom I once debated -- is a little difficult to understand. You'll have to read it yourself. Roughly translated, I think their argument is: 1. The gaps are minor. 2. If # 1 isn't true, then serious gaps exist only among minority boys. 3. If #1 and #2 fail ...


The Academy of Game Design and Development....


From The Wall Street Journal. Thanks to Scott Steinbrecher for spotting this one....


Start a Real Men Read chapter in a local school....


Based on my travels, this is the kind of teaching that works with both boys and girls. Here's a schoolwide example of teaching that works: teach, assess, teach, assess. That's what I found working in the Broad Prize schools I toured....


Reading this AP article about South Koreans -- you'll never guess the gender of the addicts cited -- is sobering. Still, I think of all the parents who told me their sons first became discouraged by school, then became addicted to video games......


Pedro Noguera was the keynote speaker at this Catalyst-sponsored conference. No one has an exact answer for why schools are failing black and Latino males, he said: The way we socialize boys might be implicated in this," Noguera said. "The women's movement was very clear that what we have to fight against is the narrowness of gender roles... (but) there has been no corresponding movement among men. Noguera also said the problem will not be easy to fix. "Let's not pretend that if we create one more mentoring program, we're going to solve this," Noguera said....


Applause all around for the administration for its decision to return to truer accounting on Title IX. It's an opportunity to quit pretending what this issue is all about. Many of these universities are in trouble with athletics not because they offer unequal athletic programs but because their offerings don't match the gender balance -- or imbalance -- that exists on the campus. If a college is 60 percent female, then 60 percent of the athletic offerings should be geared toward women. At some point, and it appears that point has not yet arrived, someone in the administration will need ...


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