Maine school's boys only class to end
ROCKPORT, Maine—A boys-only third-grade class at a Maine public elementary school is ending.
The local curriculum committee plans to ask the school board to reintegrate the boys in a Camden-Rockport Elementary School single-gender class into mixed-gender classes next fall despite the success of the program.
The school district's assistant superintendent Elaine Nutter, says the boys only class was a "very positive experience" but was never intended to be a long-term program.
It was originally established to address a gender imbalance in the third-grade, which had twice as many boys as girls, and to give the boys a role model with a male teacher.
Nutter tells the Bangor Daily News ( http://bit.ly/IFZVfF) that school officials and parents agree that boys need to mix with more classmates, including the girls.
Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com