gender gap 

Girls Outperform Boys in Reading, Study Says

A book is a powerful tool in the classroom gender wars. Credit: Getty Images
The battle of the sexes isn't just for boardrooms anymore. Gender wars continue to play out in classrooms across the nation -- and girls appear to be winning when it c...

Parents Fear Pink Plague

Are today's little girls being brainwashed by marketers trying to sell toys? After a study of young girls' speech patterns revealed that many of them refer to the color pink as "Barbie", some parents are convinced that their daughters are suffering f...

Are boys needs being met in school?

Today was the first day of school for my district. The kids came tumbling down the hall and into my classroom, grinning and shy and eager..
As I watched take over the pristine room---looking for their cubbies and their desks, and ...

The myth of gender bias in school

You know that old saying about the glass being half full? Well, for some time now, speculation has been that when that glass is half full for girls, it's half-empty for boys. Ever since the passing of Title IX, which bans discrimination in educatio...


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