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Building for growth: Supporting gender-specific needs in middle school design

July 6, 2018

Historically, society has segregated people by biological sexual differences. This was the case even as late as the beginning of the 20th century, where co-ed schools had separate entrances for boys and girls, and even taught them in separate classrooms altogether. When Title IX was passed in 1972, the focus was on requiring equal access to all educational activities, regardless of a student’s sex. This shift toward equity in education was monumental, and served as a catalyst for educators and administrators to begin exploring the myriad needs of students and how to support them.

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