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Classrooms at Ohio school segregated by gender to improve performance

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MIDDLETON, OHIO (CBS) -

Imagine going to school as a child and only being allowed to attend class with other students of the same sex.

Well, that’s been the case for students at an elementary school in Middleton, Ohio.

For the past decade, classrooms have been segregated to improve the performance of both genders in separate subjects of difficulty.

The U.S. Department of Education recently ruled, though, this type of segregation violates laws that prohibit gender discrimination in education.

“And if you teach based on gender stereotypes the outcome can sometimes be very hurtful both for boys and for girls. Not only is the curriculum different and the treatment different, sometimes we do get, well the treatment that is disproportional and often times favors the boys."

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