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September 30, 2010

Single-Sex the Answer for British Boys?

Things seem to be leaning that way. The new conventional wisdom: girls do fine in any school; boys need a boy-oriented environment. And there's more here.

September 28, 2010

David Chadwell Back In Action

Chadwell's newsletter out of South Carolina on single-gender education is a national treasure. South Carolina plunged far deeper into this experiment than any other state and Chadwell does a great job trying to keep South Carolina teachers up to speed on best practices. My suggestion: the federal ...

September 21, 2010

Happy With Single-Sex in Indiana

Sounds like a reasonable program, although I'm guessing Leonard Sax might quibble with the lockstep academic instruction. Still, I want to see the beef -- real research into what actually works.

September 12, 2010

More on 'Delusions of Gender'

Delusions of Gender follows the same path of Pink Brain, Blue Brain, in disputing the idea that boy brains and girls brains are significantly different. The Washington Post reviews the book today. Oddly, the Post review treats the issue as a philosophical issue. The reality is that hundreds of scho...

September 07, 2010

Skepticism on "Learning Styles"

The belief that boys and girls learn in different ways provides the foundation for the single-sex schooling movement. Is it true? Although this article doesn't explore gender separately, the skepticism is clear.

September 06, 2010

Sounds Like a Good Curriculum for Boys As Well

New girls-only public school opens in Denver. The reporter compares how boys fare in literacy compared to how girls perform in math and science. It should be noted that the gaps there are very uneven. Boys tend to be far behind girls in reading and writing skills. On math and science, it's more of t...

September 02, 2010

Australians Debate the Single-Sex Options

And the conclusions are not always what you might expect.

August 28, 2010

Single-Sex Experiment in Louisiana

School officials in Alexandria seem pleased by results.

August 26, 2010

Sax Advising on Middle Schools

Physician and author Leonard Sax advising on these Columbus middle schools: "Most teachers have no awareness of what boy-friendly Spanish education would look like or girl-friendly computer science," Sax said, citing examples of subject areas that showcase the "striking gender gap" in education. T...

August 24, 2010

More on Single-Sex Schools

The irony behind the objections to single-sex schools by national feminist groups is that girls seem to be benefiting more from these schools than boys (anecdotal observations only ... as I repeat probably far too often, there's no real research behind these experiments). Here's the latest from Fort...

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