Janesville scraps same sex classes
The five-year experiment in single-gender education at Marshall Middle School is over.
The Janesville School Board voted 6-2 on Tuesday night to end the program.
The administration had recommended the action, saying evidence was inconclusive that separating boys and girls would improve test scores and behavior.
Board member Peter D. Severson argued at length for keeping the program. He said he believes the program gives students an option for getting through school during a difficult time in their lives.
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