Educators Weigh in on Clark County Experiment

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Educators are weighing in on an experiment that
saw two elementary schools separate boys and girls during the past
school year.

Diaz and Cortez elementary schools adopted what's called single-sex education as part of a Clark County School District test to see whether teaching boys and girls separately improves academic performance. The schools were the first in the district to adopt the education style campuswide.

Diaz Principal Maribel McAdory says decisions on the color of the classroom walls - blue for boys, yellow for girls - and things like the volume of the teacher's voice were based on research.

David Amour, who teaches fifth grade boys at Diaz, says he had few behavioral problems, the children raised their hands and they volunteered to read aloud.

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