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NYU Panel Explores Potential and Future of Single Sex Schools, Friday, Feb. 22

February 19, 2008
N-286, 2007-08

The role of single sex schools is controversial. Do single sex schools provide academic advantages or no advantage to students? A breakfast session featuring a presentation by Cornelius Riordan, professor of sociology, Providence College, and a response by Emily J. Martin, American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project, will address the issue. The second in a series of education policy breakfasts, the panel introduces policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to the complex questions of how gender may affect academic experience and outcomes, and how gender interacts with other factors.

The talk will be held at NYU in Lipton Hall, 108 West Third Street (between Sullivan and MacDougal Sts.) on Fri., Feb. 22 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. [Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]

Reporters interested in attending the event are asked to phone Tim Farrell in the Office of Public Affairs at 212.998.6797 or email at tim.farrell@nyu.edu.

Cornelius Riordan is professor of sociology at Providence College. He has studied the effects of single and mixed sex education at all levels of schooling for the past two decades and is the author of Girls and Boys in School: Together or Separate? (Teachers College Press). He is currently project director on a U.S. Department of Education study entitled Single Sex Public Schools: Characteristics and Effects.

Emily J. Martin is the deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project, where she has worked since 2001. The Women’s Rights Project, founded in 1972 by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is a leader in the legal battles to ensure women’s full equality in American society. Martin undertakes advocacy and litigation gender discrimination in education, housing, and employment, with a special emphasis on the needs of low-income women and women of color.

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Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Events and Traditions

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