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Boy Trouble: Why Boys Are Failing In School
Boy Trouble: Why Boys Are Failing In School

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AIR DATE: January 23, 2013

Boys are more likely to struggle with reading, get assigned to special ed classes and drop out of high school. The problem is not the boys -- it's the schools. Experts and educators will weigh in on what schools can do to be more "boy-friendly" and increase acheivement among male students.
 
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Michael Thompson, clinical psychologist and author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys
Kelley King, teacher and author of Writing the Playbook: A Practitioner’s Guide to Creating a Boy-Friendly School
Sue Strand, retired teacher
 
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    My son could be disruptive in grammar school, because he was bored. A new school district in another state recognized the problem right away and put him in advanced placement classes. The behavior problem disappeared.
    PollyJan 15, 2013 10:44:23 AM
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