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September 01, 2011

Where Boys Can Be Boys

Interesting profile of a new boys school in Calgary. I especially like the description of the library: Principal Garry Jones, himself a father of two boys, has already spent much of August inside the school, preparing classrooms and building a unique, boy friendly library. Teachers and kids will c...

August 28, 2011

No Differences Between Girls and Boys?

That's the conclusion of a new book, The Truth About Girls and Boys, written by 'boy troubles' skeptics Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett. Title sound familiar? They just reversed the "boys and girls" in Sara Mead's famous Education Sector piece. Can't help but wonder how Mead feels about that. (I...

August 25, 2011

Single Sex Working in Pittsburgh

Westinghouse High School in one of Pittsburgh's toughest neighborhoods. Some classes are co-ed.

August 25, 2011

Toledo Boys Academy Succeeding

A year ago, the MLK Academy for Boys was nearly shut down.

August 23, 2011

Wisconsin Delays on Boys School

Investigating possible discrimination against girls.

August 22, 2011

Single-Sex Opening Up in Tampa and Houston

It always worries me when the motive stated by parents, as heard in Tampa, is they simply want the sexes separated. But happens when there are no academic gains? The 'distractions' motive is also cited in Houston.

August 18, 2011

The Single-Sex Debate Is Only Beginning

Brain researcher Lise Eliot, author of Pink Brain, Blue Brain, takes on the single-sex science. From the piece: Although there is no doubt that boys and girls have different interests which shape how they respond to different academic subjects, neuroscientists have had great difficulty identifying...

August 17, 2011

The Barack Obama Leadership Academy

Dallas pilots an all-boys school.

August 09, 2011

Indianapolis High School Separates the Sexes

From the article: "The question always must be: What are you trying to accomplish with separating the students and how will you do it?" St. John's University law professor Rosemary C. Salamone told The New York Times in 2009. "If you don't do it thoughtfully, you run the risk of reinforcing stereot...

August 02, 2011

New Boys School in Dallas

From the article: Department of Education research shows 70 percent of students getting D's and F's are boys. 80 percent of high school dropouts are too, and the same percentage of those with behavioral problems are boys. Studies say boys mature more slowly than girls, and learn in different ways. ...

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