Friday, October 21, 2011

India is focusing on girls

With many issues intertwined, including poverty, India is focusing on the education of girls. Using data and impact with an eye to gender, policy makers and teachers can make a difference.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Conference on Women, Aging and the Brain

Yes, a conference, October 18, 2011, focusing on women, aging and the brain.  Again, it amazes me that other professions are focusing on gendered issues, but when educators try to, we are called old-fashioned, sexists, or are trying to stereotype.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vermillion Parish Case Ends

The lawsuit between Vermillion Parish, LA and the ACLU is over. The school district agreed to not offer single gender classes in any of its schools until the 2016-2017 school year. The district says that the program ended due to decrease in parent interest.
Single gender options need support in how to create quality programs in order to meet the needs of students (which includes all teachers collaborating on strategies that affect subgroups differently.)