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Study: No Gender Differences in Math Performance

July 24, 2008

education graphic We've all heard it. Many of us in fact believe it. Girls just aren't as good at math as boys. But is it true? After sifting through mountains of data--including SAT results and math scores from 7 million students who were tested in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act--a team of scientists says the answer is no. Full Story

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