Teaching Boys

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Recent reports show that in the United States and Western industrialized nations, boys are falling behind girls in academic achievement, whether that’s measured by reading level, National Honor Society induction, high school dropout rates, or college attendance. Across racial or ethnic backgrounds, boys are also more likely than girls to be suspended from school or be labeled with and medicated for learning disabilities.

ASCD Express is looking for short, 600 to 1,000-word essays on the theme “Teaching Boys.” Guidelines for submissions are here. Please send us your submissions by September 15, 2010 (deadline extended).

We welcome practical articles that show how classrooms and schools are addressing one of education’s sleeper issues.