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Community Classroom Explores Single Sex Classrooms

FEB. 24, 2006--A bill recently introduced in the Wisconsin state legislature would permit public schools to enroll only one gender or to create single-sex classrooms. University of Wisconsin-River Falls physics Professor Rellen Hardtke will present "Can Single Sex Classrooms Help? Closing the Gender Gap in Math and Science" as part of the Community Classroom Series on Thursday, March 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library.

Some critics argue that boys and girls need to learn together in order to later work effectively with both genders in the workplace. Others say that studies at this time are too limited to undertake such dramatic changes in education. The presentation is designed for parents and educators, as well as business professionals, to learn about the proposed legislation and its implications to education and the future workplace.

Community Classroom events are sponsored by the UW-RF College of Arts and Sciences and the outreach office. All events are free, open to the public and are held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the River Falls Public Library on Division and Union streets in River Falls. No reservations are required to attend.

The UW-RF Outreach and Graduate Studies Office provides lifelong learners with academic and professional development programs that are practical, flexible, convenient and affordable. A complete list of programs and registration information is available at or may be obtained by calling the UW-RF outreach office at 715-425-3256, 1-800-228-5607 or by e-mailing .


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