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Single-Sex Schools: Could They Harm Your Child?

The Conversation US | Posted 12.28.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

Gender-segregated education is making a comeback. Single-sex classrooms, long discouraged under Title IX, the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education, have been gaining prominence in recent years, especially in urban charter schools.

Helping Boys of Color

Joel Peterson | Posted 01.15.2017 | Impact
Joel Peterson

DC school leaders point to the large achievement gap in its schools between boys of color and other students, including females of color.

After 19-year Probe, Feds KO Complaint Against NYC's All-girls School

Michael Meyers | Posted 11.02.2016 | Education
Michael Meyers

It only took 19 years -- for the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to approve as legal East Harlem's Young Women's Leadership School (YWLS) which began in 1996 as a middle school for girls and which is now a middle and senior high school.

A Gender-Informed Approach to Education Success

Joel Peterson | Posted 10.31.2016 | Education
Joel Peterson

Public education's purpose is to enable every human being within a society, regardless of economic means or social status, the opportunity to be educated and learn the skills, information, history, norms and intellectual tools that are needed for full participation as adults within that society. If the goal is to educate all people, it may be beneficial to modify some educational instruction, programs or approaches for some students based on gender.

The First Annual Out Of The Binders Conference And The Power Of Female Communities

Meghan O'Dea | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Meghan O'Dea

I can't wait for equality and to see sexism become a thing of the past, but I hope we don't lose the sense of sisterhood and excitement we had this weekend.

STUDY: Single-Sex Education May Not Actually Be Better For Kids

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents

Do students really learn better when separated by gender? New research indicates that they do not. Study results released this week by the America...

Gender Segregation and Civil Rights

Lise Eliot | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Lise Eliot

The fact is, gender-segregated classrooms, even when freely-chosen, create an institutional sexism that reinforces beliefs about men and women's intellectual inequality in the larger society.

N.J.'s Only All-Boys Public School Prompts Praise, Criticism

Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

Last month marked the grand opening of the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark, the city’s first and only public, single-sex school. The academ...

Do Single-Sex Schools Reinforce Gender Stereotypes?

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Gender stereotypes remain some of the most intractable in our society. We can't afford to have public institutions legitimizing them.

Co-education Is Good Science

Caryl Rivers | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Caryl Rivers

The single-sex movement in public schools has been growing fast, but there is little to no evidence that single-sex classrooms improve academic achievement.

Are Women's Colleges Outdated?

Tom Matlack | Posted 06.08.2011 | College
Tom Matlack

Beyond serving a destination for horny young men, I've always been skeptical about women's colleges.