| Dec 02, 2010
Could having more single-gender classes in South Carolina be a way to raise the state’s low high school graduation rate?
State superintendent Jim Rex thinks so, according to an article by Robert Kittle on SC Now.com. A new survey of about 7,000 students enrolled in single-gender classes, 1,120 of their parents and 760 teachers finds that 83% of those students say they’re more likely to graduate from high school because of single-gender classes.
“This is really important in South Carolina because, as you know, this state, as well as every state in the country, is concerned about our graduation rates, our high school graduation rates. And we know that students decide in middle school, some time in middle school, whether they’re going to be successful learners,” Rex said.
Read more at SC Now.com or see the full report issued by the South Carolina Department of Education Office of Public School Choice and Innovation Single-Gender Initiatives Program.