The stunning success of Chicago's Urban Prep, the all-boys charter school, says two things: There's hope out there for urban black boys and we may have found the most effective model for single-sex education. Oh, there's a third thing: The campaign by feminists to curb single-sex education won't gain traction. Try to imagine Arne Duncan shutting down Urban Prep....


In truth, the United States is only running in the middle of the pack....


The famed education critic -- and creator of the Core Knowledge Curriculum -- gets a Washington Post blog platform to lay out his theories about literacy lapses. I'm guessing he's right....


The famed education critic -- and creator of the Core Knowledge Curriculum -- gets a Washington Post blog platform to lay out his theories about literacy lapses. I'm guessing he's right....


Mark Sherman ruminating in Psychology Today....


That's the headline for this article in Inside Higher Education about this week's gathering....


Reading experts from Ohio and Kentucky weigh in....


Here's a reporter from the Elon University student newspaper 'examining' the boy troubles and finding them exaggerated. Not once, however, does the reporter look at her own university. Several years ago Elon university officials took at look at their expanding gender gap on campus and miraculously found a way to start re-balancing its student body. Favoring males in admissions (and thereby discriminating against females) is now under investigation by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. (I was considering profiling Elon in my book.) If there are no boy problems, then why does Elon have to dig deeper into its ...


I don't usually pass along links to radio interviews, but this one gets interesting at the end. Here's a link to the interview that aired Monday on Southern California public radio, where I appear with Susan McGee Bailey, who wrote the original report from the American Association of University Women about why girls are getting shortchanged in school. I'm heartened to hear Bailey distance herself from the "pushback" movement that resists doing for boys with literacy what was done for the girls in math/science more than a decade ago. 'No boys were harmed' in the considerable effort made to ...


Basically, girls rule. But we already knew that....


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