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Clayton students could learn in single-sex classes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - The superintendent for Clayton County
schools says having male and female students learning in separate
classrooms could help boost academic achievement.

Superintendent John Thompson told the school board Monday he was
looking into the benefits of separating students by gender.

The county's first all-male academy opened in August at North Clayton
High School.

North Clayton principal Clarence Jackson told the board that
single-sex classes have helped the 87 boys at the school focus
academically.

But he also said the classes shouldn't be mandatory.

District research associate Qiana Cutts said test data shows the boys at North Clayton are performing better and are more comfortable in class.

Officials have been working to improve the district since its
accreditation was revoked Sept. 1.


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