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.