Boston school experiments with single-sex classes

May 9, 2008
Program seeks to improve achievement for middle school boys

Mario Umana Middle School Academy in East Boston is one of the few public schools in Massachusetts experimenting with single-sex classes as a way to tame raging hormones, refocus students on their studies, and begin addressing a worsening achievement gap between boys and girls. As more school districts around the country look at single-gender classes as a way to improve boys' achievement, a national debate has erupted over the effectiveness of single-sex education.

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