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Tag: Jason Lee Middle School


Put single-sex education in principals’ tool box

This editorial will appear in tomorrow’s print edition.

Pardon Jon Kellett for assuming Washington state was as interested in educational innovation as the federal government.

Last year, Kellett – the principal of Jason Lee Middle School in Tacoma – launched what looked like a promising experiment in single-sex education.

Sixth-grade boys and girls were taught their core subjects in separate classrooms; the arrangement was to continue when they reached the seventh grade, phasing in separation-by-sex for all students in math, science and humanities.

Single-sex education is controversial in the public schools; some view it with deep suspicion, believing

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