U.S. News & World Report

Got Twins? Education Isn’t a One-Size-Fits-All Experience

Nancy Segal

United States School Districts are struggling with multiple pressures because the popularity of fertility treatments and assisted reproductive technologies, especially among women over age 35, in the 1980s and into the 1990s paved the way for an increase in multiple birth rates no previously seen.

Although the annual twin birth rate has slowed in recent years, the drastic increase in twins has created a need to understand what experiences and challenges these study may have as they enter the school system. That’s prompted some school districts — even some states — to revise, or create formal policies for classroom placement.

Psychologist Nancy Segal, a nationally recognized expert in twins, and founder and director of the Twin Studies Center at Cal State Fullerton, cautions schools should not take a one-size-fits-all policy with class placement for twins and multiples. Continue reading in U.S. News & World Report.  

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