I like to keep track of the anecdotal findings. This from Florida.
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December 21, 2010
December 18, 2010
The hypothetical objections to separating the genders (and possibly shortchanging girls) seem less important than the practical question: is separating the sexes the best answer to the boy troubles? And further: what's the backup plan if this doesn't work?
December 16, 2010
In Slate, by Lise Eliot and Diane Halpern. An excerpt: The biggest problem with the survey is that the state Single-Gender Initiatives program that administered it--and which fervently advocates single-sex education--did not give students the option of answering "no change" when asking how their c...
December 10, 2010
HISD moves to open up an all-boys school modeled after Chicago's Urban Prep Academy. From the article: "We have to do something to save our young men of today," HISD Trustee Carol Mims Galloway said, noting that too many already have been in jail or are on track to land there. Hard to argue with ...
December 08, 2010
Interesting discussion there around a proposed charter school aimed mostly at African American boys. These schools tend to have a good track record, but how much of that is due to admissions skimming and shedding unsuccessful students? Therefore, I'm still looking for the perfect argument for goin...
December 01, 2010
Interesting story from Greenville confirms my anecdotal observations: single-gender classes benefit girls more than boys. As for academic improvements made in single-gender classrooms, I don't pay much attention to self-reported observations from students. This is a situation where real research is ...
November 30, 2010
South Carolina is running the nation's biggest experiment in single-gender classes, and a recent survey confirms that those offerings are popular with parents. Here's the report. And here's the press release. And yet, the number of offerings has dropped from 214 to 125 over the past two years -- ...
November 23, 2010
As always, David Chadwell delivers. Ok, it's only about South Carolina, but that's where most of the nation's single-sex experiments are playing out.
November 23, 2010
Trying single-sex at Normandy High School in St. Louis. My question: what's the backup plan?
November 20, 2010
Nice piece summing up developments in eschoolnews. My favorite part: American University's David Sadker still maintaining that schools favor boys. Wow, if the outcomes we're seeing "favor" boys try to imagine what academic life would look like for males if they weren't favored.