Girls-only math class fails to boost achievement

12/19/2012 | MassLive.com

A middle school in Massachusetts has eliminated an all-girls math class after eighth-grade students enrolled in the course failed to perform any better than female students who learned math in co-ed classes. The course was launched in 2009, with the theory that the all-girls course would allow female students to focus more and feel less intimidated. Principal Matthew Francis said the school plans to replace the course with a method known as "looping," in which students have the same teacher for two years.

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