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Called to the Principal's office - #7

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A Continuing Debate: Are Men And Women Different? Does It Matter?

We've been watching the debate stirred by research done Thomas S. Dee is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Swarthmore College and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) suggesting that some boys do better with a male teacher and some girls do better with a female teacher.

Midwest men in preschool programs

My name is Chuck West. I live in Michigan City, IN, and have worked in, managed, and now own, a business that--among other things--provides consultative mental health services to the Chicago Head Start Program.

The World Series - #6

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17 Elementary School Teachers Out of 241 - That's 7%

I'm a full time graduate student at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ working on a Master's of Science in Teaching degree specializing in Elementary Education.

I'm a 30 year old male who is doing a clinical practicum in a second grade class in a poor urban district. There are no male teachers in the school which piqued my curiosity.

The county I live in presently has 17 male elementary teachers of its 241 teachers (7%). I decided to write my graduate thesis on this disproportion and how boys' test scores are affected.
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