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Student Achievement Opinion America’s Boys Are in Serious Trouble. Schools Can Help
Here are three imperatives to giving boys an education worth living for, from a teacher at an all-boys middle school.
Max Jacobs, May 2, 2022
4 min read
Reading & Literacy What the Research Says Biases Can Hurt Boys' Reading
Children adapt their attitudes toward reading to conform to their classmates' perceived gender stereotypes, in ways that put boys at a disadvantage, according to a new study in the journal Child Development.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 17, 2020
1 min read
College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says Support for Black Boys Boosts Graduation Rates
A new evaluation of an Oakland, Calif., school district program designed to wrap black male students in a culturally rich and supportive environment is paying off.
Christina A. Samuels, October 29, 2019
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Teaching Opinion How to Teach Boys to Be Better Men
Violence and disrespect toward women is learned behavior, writes Justin Minkel, and teachers can show boys a better way.
Justin Minkel , October 1, 2018
6 min read
All the students are known as “kings” at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in Washington, D.C.
All the students are known as “kings” at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in Washington, D.C.
Jared Soares for Education Week
Equity & Diversity Photo Essay A Photographer’s View of Ron Brown College Prep
Photographer Jared Soares discusses his experiences, and shares his favorite images from documenting faculty and students.
Education Week Photo Staff, November 14, 2017
1 min read
School & District Management Video Engaging, Encouraging, and Empowering Young Black Men
Christopher Chatmon is the deputy chief of equity in California’s Oakland Unified School District. Chatmon was recognized as a school district Leader To Learn From in 2015 for his efforts to support boys of color. In this speech from Education Week’s annual Leaders To Learn From Event, he explains how schools can better serve African-American males. “Typically when people ask me to come speak, it’s always around the gloom and doom and deficits of black children or brown children,” he says. “If we don’t enter conversations around the beauty and brilliance and collective genius then we’re going to perpetuate this self-fulfilling prophecy.”
April 21, 2017
Equity & Diversity Opinion Reasons to Revisit The Boys Initiative Site
The site has been relaunched, with these features:
Richard Whitmire, October 24, 2011
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Males and Masculinities in Minority Communities
Note: This is a guest post by John Michael Lee Jr., PhD., policy director for the Advocacy and Policy Center in the Advocacy, Government Relations and Development unit at the College Board.
Richard Whitmire, October 14, 2011
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Equity & Diversity Opinion 'Why Boys Fail' Out in Paperback
The book has a slightly changed cover and a new introduction, which leads off:
Richard Whitmire, September 8, 2011
1 min read
Equity & Diversity Opinion U.S. Lagging in Paying Attention to Gender Gaps
(This piece is also running today in The Dallas Morning News; link requires registration)
Richard Whitmire, September 7, 2011
1 min read
Equity & Diversity Opinion The Confluence of Economics, Gender, Education, and Politics
You'll see it in President Obama's upcoming speech about proposals for creating jobs. The White House is all too aware of the growing political disaffection of working-class white males. Absent job creation, Obama has little hope of winning that group.
Richard Whitmire, September 6, 2011
1 min read
Equity & Diversity Opinion The Puzzle of Poor White Boys
This is a fascinating issue, and one that can be seen mostly clearly in the U.K., where they collect data on that subgroup. In this country, the accountability system is geared more for minorities and poverty.
Richard Whitmire, September 2, 2011
1 min read
Equity & Diversity Opinion 'Why Boys Fail' Makes Rhee's Top Five List
Appreciate the nod. She knows something about the topic: she wrote the foreword.
Richard Whitmire, August 18, 2011
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