School Law Bulletin #2006/03

The Changing Landscape of Single-Sex Education

Saturday, April 1, 2006

Single-sex education is receiving renewed attention around the country. According to the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, at least 253 public schools in America offer some form of single-sex education.1 While the majority of these programs are single-sex classes within coed schools, 51 are single-sex schools.2 These numbers are likely to grow in light of substantial changes to Title IX regulations. The amended regulations allow local education agegcies (LEAs) to establish single-sex classes, extracurricular activities, and schools as long as the excluded sex is offered a substantially comparable educational opportunity.

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