Panel to Study `Gender Equity' in Science and in Math Classes
Stephen A. Martin Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Parkway schools need to do a better job of helping girls perform as well as boys in math and science courses, according to a recent report.
Richard Lodholz, coordinator of mathematics education, said there was a difference between the performance levels of male and female students in the district's math classes.
Lodholz based his conclusions on data showing that - although female students do as well as, or surpass, their male counterparts in most subject areas - boys outnumber girls 57 percent to 43 percent in advanced math classes, and girls tend to be placed in lower-level classes.
To address the problem, the district has formed a Gender Equity Task …
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