Answers to the questions everyone wants to know – There have been movements in recent years to teach boys and girls in separate classrooms, since they tend to learn at different rates and often need extra work in different subjects. But a new study shows that boys do BETTER in school if there are girls in the classroom! And despite urban myths to the contrary, girls are just as good at math as boys. Another thing parents want to know: What are the benefits of all that homework?
Boys who attend preschool classes with a majority of girls receive an intellectual boost, while preschool boys who attend majority-boy classes fall increasingly behind. But the proportion of boys to girls has no effect on the girls’ development.