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NewsFlash: August 20, 2008

Girl bites math gap

More conventional wisdom has to be discarded, as adherents of the “girls avoid math” theory have just learned.

In today’s Economic Policy Institute Snapshot, education expert Joydeep Roy shows that high school girls are now earning just as many math credits as boys, on average. Not only that, girls have moved out in front in advanced courses like pre-calculus and calculus.

Could auto shop class be next?
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