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Gender Gaps in Education Closing, Research Indicates

Do boys perform better in math than girls? Do girls excel in reading? The data vary. Recent studies from Stanford University show that gender gaps in math proficiency still exist but are closing. And many factors besides gender influence how children learn, depending on their families' income and education. Stanford looked at 260 million test scores in more than 10,000 school districts in the United States between 2008 and 2015. Researchers found: — The math gap...

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