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The “Boy Crisis” in K-12  Education Solution: Single-sex education? Solution: Single-sex education?
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The Scientific Framework Background to the Problem Background to the Problem
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Assignment Background Academic achievement among U.S. students is well below standards and has been on the decline. The Department of Education’s 2008 Annual Report found only 32% of fourth-graders meeting reading proficiency standards and 25% of freshmen entering high school failing to graduate. Some experts point to the “Boy Crisis” as one of the drivers
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Assignment Background The “Boy Crisis” refers to the facts that boys have fallen seriously behind girls at all K-12 levels. Girls get better grades than boys and boys are far more likely than girls to be held back, disciplined, suspended, or expelled. By high school the typical boy is a year and a half behind the typical girl in reading and writing, and is less likely to graduate high school, go to
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Assignment Background As a solution to this problem policymakers have suggested single-sex education opportunities as a means to not only close any achievement gap between boys and girls, but as a way to improve overall academic
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