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February 01, 2011

This Is Leonard Sax's Argument

Separate the sexes and allow them to pursue reading/math skills on different time lines. In later grades, the skills levels merge.

January 31, 2011

A Teacher's Protest Against Single-Sex


January 19, 2011

More (Anecdotal) Evidence of Girls Thriving in Single-Sex

This time in Fort Worth. As always, my hunch is that girls just respond better to any school innovation. Maybe we can persuade David Chadwell to share some observations from South Carolina.

January 16, 2011

Girls Benefit Most from Single-Sex?

It's just a theory, based on nothing more than anecdotal observations from news reports. But it is striking.

January 13, 2011

Getting Poor Results? Try Single Sex

That's the thinking in Stockton. Have I mentioned before that the education world is prone to fads. Not that single-sex education can't be effective if done right, but still... Again the question for boys: If this doesn't work, what's the backup plan?

January 06, 2011

Chadwell's Response to Eliot

I'm a bit tardy in publishing David Chadwell's response to Lise Eliot's (author, Pink Brain, Blue Brain) article in Slate questioning the South Carolina survey on single-sex education, mostly because I didn't see it in Slate. As observant reader E Jones points out, however, Chadwell repeats his res...

January 05, 2011

Getcha 'Gender Matters' Now!

In South Carolina, David Chadwell takes on the task the U.S. Department of Education ducks here in Washington. Chadwell includes a link to the ASCD special report on Teaching Boys. And, there's a link for the 5th Annual Teacher-to-Teacher Conference in Columbia, S.C., in March. I have a suggestio...

January 04, 2011

Single-Sex Experiments in Detroit

A better-than-average article on an experiment there. My bet: The experiment was launched mostly for the boys, who are falling behind, but in the end the girls will end up benefiting more -- not because they respond to single-sex instruction better but rather because they respond better to any scho...

December 30, 2010

Syracuse Editorial Board: Give Single-Sex a Try

But the newspaper's editorial fails to make a substantive case for it. Let's hope the actual educators have more in mind than merely "reducing social distractions" and offering girls a more colorful surrounding.

December 28, 2010

The Influence of Leonard Sax

Considering the number of single-sex programs starting up, it's possible to argue that Leonard Sax and his National Association for Single Sex Public Education rivals Arne Duncan for the person having the most impact on classrooms. Sax steers schools toward single-sex programs, Duncan toward better ...

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