Struggling Economy Linked to Schools that Fail to Meet the Needs of Young Boys

April 30, 2014 by  
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In today’s economy, men need brains, not just brawn to succeed. This is an unfortunate dilemma considering schools today may be failing to provide boys with the know-how needed to be successful in school. A new paper, recently published by Third Way , a Washington research group, discusses the major gaps found between the behavioral skills of young girls and boys and their grades. The differences start in kindergarten, with girls being significantly more attentive, better behaved, more sensitive, more persistent, more flexible and more independent than young boys. But it doesn’t end there. Teachers say that by the 5th grade, the gap between boys and girls grows bigger and the trend continues into adulthood. More than just a school issue, The New York Times points out that, “in an economy that rewards knowledge, the academic struggles of boys turn into economic struggles. Men’s wages are stagnating.” Census data makes it clear that males are struggling economically when compared to their female peers, whose median inflation-adjusted earnings have gone up 35 percent over the last quarter-century while male earnings have remained entirely stagnate during the same time period. Keep reading to learn why schools need to better meet the needs of young boys if we want the economy to improve. READ MORE > Lead Image  via  Shutterstock Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: boy behavior gap , boys affect economy , boys behavior , boys grade gap , boys struggling , boys vs girls , economy , education , green education , literacy , parenting , reading levels , school success

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Hamonic + Masson Propose to Turn Paris’ Ailing Avenue Foch into the Largest Pedestrian Avenue in France

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Read the rest of Hamonic + Masson Propose to Turn Paris’ Ailing Avenue Foch into the Largest Pedestrian Avenue in France Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anne hidalgo , Arc de triomphe , avenue foch , Champs-Élysées , Hamonic+Masson , mixed-use development , Paris , paris mayoral elections , pedestrian avenue , Place de l’étoile , woodland park

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Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Stunning Daylit Office for Helvetia in Switzerland

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Swiss architecture firm Herzog & Meuron unveiled plans for the fourth extension to the Helvetia Head Office in the Swiss city of St.Gallen. The project, which is set to break ground in late 2014, will be the architect’s final extension to the cruciform Helvetia complex. Herzog & Mueron designed the main building in 1989 and successfully completed three more extensions between 2002 and 2004. Read the rest of Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Stunning Daylit Office for Helvetia in Switzerland Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , courtyard architecture , green space , Helvetia Headquarters , Helvetia headquarters fourth extension , Herzog & De Meuron , Landscape Architecture , Office Architecture , Swiss architects , Swiss architecture , Urban design

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LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Draws Designs in Thin Air

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LIX is the world’s smallest 3D printing pen powered by the electricity from a USB port and guided by nothing but your artistic instinct. Unlike 3D printers, LIX doesn’t require a program to guide the printing tip and takes less than a minute to heat up the filament inside it. The creators have launched a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to further develop the design – more details after the jump. Read the rest of LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Draws Designs in Thin Air Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d drawing , 3d printer objects , 3D printing , 3D printing pen , 3d printing technology , drawing in air , green gadgets , kickstarter campaign , Lix 3D Printing Pen , world’s smallest 3d printing pen

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