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Evangelia Biddy

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Location: Hoddle AU
Website: http://www.juniorthemagazine.com
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"It is the cultural assignment of our generation to properly educate our boys and put them on the right path to manhood." Evangelia Biddy, Editor-in-Chief, Junior Magazine According to the National Center for Educational Statistics and the United States Department of Education, boys have consistently scored worse than girls in reading for the past thirty years—all ages, in every year. Two-thirds of special education students in high school are boys; boys are fifty percent more likely to be held back in the eighth grade than girls and thirty percent more likely than girls to flunk or drop out of school altogether. Boys are four to five times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or a learning disability; and they are far more likely than girls to be referred to a school psychologist. They are five times more likely to be classified as hyperactive. There is no industrialized country in the world where boys are ahead of girls. (From The Purpose of Boys by Michael Gurian) Troubles by these findings,Evangelia Biddy founded Junior, a magazine about bringing up successful boys. The editorial mission of the publication is to improve the educational outcomes of boys by sharing information and resources with a new generation of time-stretched parents and educators. Junior Magazine addresses the underachievement of boys and what it is goning to take to turn the situation around. Every issues is filled with best practices from leading educators, authors and experts, organizational profiles from the field and interviews with academics who are making a difference in the lives of boys. An international resource for parents and educators, the publication is written in an accessible, engaging, reader-friendly style. Some of the experts featured in Junior include Peg Tyre, Dr. Michael Thompson, Dr. Pedro Noguera, Steve Biddulph, Linda Darling-Hammond, Dr. William Pollack and Diane Peters Mayer.