This time in Prince William County outside Washington. Wouldn't it be nice if these schools had some national research to guide them? But no, they are forced to find their own way.
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June 17, 2010
May 25, 2010
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 engagi...
May 21, 2010
Forbes does a decent job summing up the issues and recent evidence. What's lacking is a discussion of the controversies about "brain based" education. The piece points to the political debate (but misses the behind-the-scenes lobbying to curtail the single-sex public option): So far, the American...
May 19, 2010
If you're interested in single-sex public education, South Carolina is the place to watch, and David Chadwell's bulletin the reading material you need.
May 11, 2010
President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, thrived at an all-girls public high school in New York City, Hunter College High School. That can't help the behind-the-scenes campaign by women's advocacy groups to overturn the Department of Education's rules on allowing districts to form singl...
May 03, 2010
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?
May 01, 2010
Here's an article by a talented education reporter at City Limits, Helen Zelon. What do single-sex boys schools attempt to do, compared to the girls' schools?
April 27, 2010
Pretty much everything you need about the issue can be found in David Chadwell's newsletter.
April 09, 2010
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 gai...
March 29, 2010
The most valuable discussion about gender gaps continues to arise from Australia. Here's a discussion from the Sydney Morning Herald that includes some valuable research links. Also interesting is the debate about single-sex education. Based on nothing more than anecdotal hunch, I've long suspecte...