Hidden Causes of the Achievement Gap Between Boys and Girls

Rae Pica with Reichert, Buchmann, Bloomfield,and Flanagan

The academic achievement gap between girls and boys is now well established and growing. The reasons are complex, and in this segment we explore some of the more obscure causes. We close by looking at what can be done to narrow, if not close, the gap.

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December 11, 2013
Episode Guests
Michael C. Reichert, Ph.D., is executive director of the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives. Claudia Buchmann is co-author of The Rise of Women: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and What It Means for American Schools. Dr. David Bloomfield is Professor of Education Leadership, Law, and Policy at the City University of NY Graduate Center. Nancy Flanagan is a retired teacher with 31 years as a K-12 music specialist in the Hartland, MI schools.
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