The Coalition Connection: April 18, 2019

Resources on the Value of Mentoring Girls

“Same sex mentors have a particular impact that male mentors don’t for girls and women in fields where the percentage of women is really small.”Dr. Nilanjana “Buju” Dasgupta, Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences | University of Massachusetts, Amherst

As we recognize Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 25, we must acknowledge the importance of encouraging girls to think imaginatively about future career opportunities without gender limitations. How can we make a positive impact on those career aspirations? By exposing them to female mentors and role models.

NCGS has created and assembled the following resources related to the value of mentoring girls:

2019 NCGS Conference

Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs will explore essential questions and ideas about the pedagogies, tools, physical space, and mindsets necessary to create environments in which girls can take risks, try new things, and shatter stereotypes.

Plenary session panels are comprised of high-profile experts in the fields of Finance & Philanthropy, Innovation, Making, Entrepreneurship, and Engineering & Science. Dream, Dare, Do will open with an all-female panel of representatives from Walt Disney Imagineering. Be sure to check out the descriptions for the Breakout, INSPIRE!, and SNAP! sessions as well as Hands-on Workshops and Pre- and Post-Conference Activities.

Join us in Los Angeles, June 24-26, 2019! Early Bird registration ends on May 1.


Spring Sale on Publications

Replenish your supply of NCGS publications following the busy admissions season!

NCGS is offering a Spring Sale on its publications so you can stock up on copies of popular, parent-friendly brochures like the new Essentials, The Girls' School Advantage, and our new research report, Fostering Academic and Social Engagement: An Investigation into the Effects of All-Girls Education in the Transition to University.

Receive 10% off all orders placed by April 30, 2019, using the code NCGS10 in the Discount Code section of the online order form.


Introduction to Girls' Schools Online Course

For newly hired faculty to succeed at their first girls' school, it's critical to orient them to the most effective methods for teaching girls. Introduction to Girls' Schools is a professional development opportunity offered by NCGS and One Schoolhouse. This online course provides insight to all teachers and administrators new to girls' schools, be they seasoned educators or new professionals.
Led by respected girls’ school educators, participants explore best practices and research. Faculty gain an understanding of what it means to work in an all-girls school, come away with ideas of how to create a classroom atmosphere and curriculum that maximizes how girls learn, and connect to a cohort of girls’ school faculty.

Two sessions are available:
Jun 10 – 28, 2019
Jul 15 – Aug 2, 2019


Recent Headlines

Teaching Girls to Be Great Competitors
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Why an All-Girls Education Could be the Answer
The Herald
Why a Culturally Responsive Curriculum Works
Education Week
What Happens When Women Stop Leading Like Men
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High School Doesn’t Have to Be Boring
The New York Times
Abby Wambach’s Leadership Lessons: Be the Wolf
The New York Times

Listening & Learning Tour

NCGS Executive Director Megan Murphy was honored to attend and speak about the relevancy of all-girls schools at Crescendo, a celebration of 110 years of Ashley Hall. The program highlighted the talents of student artists [pictured above] and special guests and premiered Ashley Hall’s new anthem, "Within the World is the World Within." Read more about Ashley Hall’s commitment a classical education while stimulating forward-thinking, global innovation.

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Upcoming Events

NCGS Annual Conference
Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs
June 24-26, 2019
Westridge School
Los Angeles, CA

Girls' School NET: Networking & Empowering Together
Reception for girls' school educators and alumnae
June 24, 2019
Westridge School
Los Angeles, CA
Educating Girls Symposium
Leading Schools, Leading Girls: Preparing for the Future
Oct 18, 2019
The Bryn Mawr School
Baltimore, MD
Educating Girls Symposium
Leading Schools, Leading Girls: Preparing for the Future
Jan 27, 2020
The Hockaday School
Dallas, TX
NCGS Annual Conference
Stand Up, Speak Up: Girls Using Their Voices to Engage, Empower, and Enact
June 22-24, 2020
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel (currently named Philadelphia 201 Hotel)
Philadelphia, PA

Global Forum on Girls’ Education® III
June 21-23, 2021
Boston Park Plaza
Boston, MA