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Single-sex education, also known as single-gender education, is the practice of conducting education where male and female students attend separate classes or in separate buildings or schools. The practice was common before the nineteenth century, particularly in secondary education and higher education. Single-sex education in many cultures is advocated on the basis of tradition as well as religion, and is practiced in many parts of the world. Recently, there has been a surge of interest and establishment of single-sex schools due to educational research.
More educators are embracing the idea that the educational and social challenges confronting males, in particular Black and Latino males, can be solved, or at least ameliorated, through single-sex education (Noguera, 2012). Once relegated to the realm of private and parochial, single-sex education is rapidly gaining popularity in public schools. The United States had only two single-sex public schools in the 1990s, according to the New York Times (Ward, 2012). In the 2011-2012 school year, more than 500 public schools in the United States offered single-sex educational opportunities (National Association for Single Sex Public Education, 2011). 
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