More public schools splitting up boys and girls

In this photo taken May 9, 2012, Dillon Elledge, 8, right, and Brody Kemble, 7, second from right, work with flash cards in their all-boys classroom at Middleton Heights Elementary in Middleton, Idaho. Middleton is believed to be the only public school in Idaho offering all-boy and all-girl classrooms, though the movement is widespread in other states and is now being targeted by the American Civil Liberties Union in a bitter struggle over whether single-gender learning should be continued. (AP Photo/Jessie L. Bonner)

This story was a huge learning experience, as I didn’t really know much about single-gender classrooms when I started the reporting with my AP colleague, Heather Hollingsworth. I learned a lot, and was pretty happy with the story, which resulted in  editorials, including this one in the New Yorker.

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