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From the ECS State Policy Database
Instructional Approaches--Single-Sex Education


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State Status/Date Level Summary
FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Single-Gender Public School Programs
H.B. 313
Requires a district that establishes a gender-specific school to:
- Separate into grade-level boys-only classes and girls-only classes during instruction in core courses
- Offer open enrollment to all students in the district
- Require the school's administra...

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CASigned into law 08/2013P-12Sex-Segregated School Programs and Activities
A.B. 1266
From legislative counsel's digest: Requires that a student be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his/her gender identity, irrespective of the ...

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VASigned into law 02/2009P-12Establishment of a Single-Sex Class
H.B. 1942
Clarifies the manner in which school boards may establish a single-sex class, program, or school in a school division; provides that participation must be voluntary and the school division must provide a substantially equal coeducational school, class, or prog...

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DESigned into law 03/2008P-12Same Sex Charter Schools
H.B. 285
Allows a charter school to restrict student admissions by gender in the case of a same-gender school; provides that within a reasonable amount of time after commencement of operations of any same-gender charter school in the state, there shall be approved and ...

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MISigned into law 08/2006P-12Single Sex Schools
H.B. 4264
Allows single sex schools, classes and programs to be established in the Detroit public schools. Enrollment must be voluntary, and the district is required to make a substantially equal co-educational school, class or program available.
http://www.legislature....

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MISigned into law 08/2006P-12Gender Based Classrooms, Schools or Programs
H.B. 6247
Allows gender based classrooms, schools or programs under the Elliot-Larsen civil rights act. Relates to a school district, an intermediate school district or a public school academy.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/publicact/pdf/2006-PA-0348...

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MISigned into law 07/2006P-12Creation of Single-Gender Schools, Classes, or Programs
S.B. 1296
Provides that a school district or a public school academy may establish and maintain a program within a school in which enrollment is limited to pupils of a single gender if the school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy makes ava...

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WISigned into law 04/2006P-12Single-Sex Schools
A.B. 114
Authorizes a school board to operate single-sex schools, other than charter schools, or provide single-sex courses if the school board makes available to the opposite sex under the same policies and criteria of admission, schools or courses that are comparable...

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NY(H) INTRODUCED AND REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ASSEMBLY EDUCATION 05/2005P-12Single gender core course academies demonstration program
H.B. 8092
Establishes the single gender core course academies demonstration program within the education department; provides that such program shall be established in 4 elementary schools, 8 middle schools and 1 high school which are lowperforming schools in each of th...

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