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After decades of decline, single-sex schooling has recently experienced revival. In 2006 U.S. Educational Department reinterpreted Title IX of the U.S. Educational Amendment, which since 1972 had outlawed discrimination on the basis of sex from federal funded educational programs, and an 509 public schools opened their doors to sex-segregated classrooms this summer, compared to only a dozen in 2002. NASSPE predicts many more in the pipeline.
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"" lands as single-sex classrooms are mushrooming in public schools across the nation. The report teachers make children's sex salient” through segregation, which “exaggerates sex-typed behaviors and attitudes,” while disputing that “ argues. NASSPE claims that because single-sex education dissolves narrow cultural assumptions about what is appropriate for boys and girls, students flourish academically in the segregated classroom.
Since the founding of NASSPE/NACE in 2002, there has been a resurgence of interest in all-girls or all-boys public education in the United States. Unfortunately, this exuberance has led some school districts to plunge into experimentation with this format without a thorough grounding in the complexities of the single-gender format. Without proper training, the single-gender format does not magically boost outcomes, and may even lead to disappointing results. With in how best to take advantage of the single-gender format, however, good outcomes are more likely.Tampa - St. Petersburg, Florida, December 23, 2007
. "Girls are coming out of their shells. Boys are working hard. . . Chalk it up to single-sex classes." In June 2007, half-a-dozen teachers from Westside Elementary School attended a two-day, 14-hour workshop on best practice for gender-separate classrooms, hosted by and led by , director of NASSPE. Now those teachers are seeing tremendous benefits from the strategies they have employed in their single-gender classrooms -- benefits for both girls and boys. .