The Coalition Connection: April 5, 2019

#GirlsSchoolAdvantage Social Media Campaign

The new research report, Fostering Academic & Social Engagement: New Research on Girls’ School Graduates, reveals girls’ school graduates have a clear edge over their coeducated peers. Promote these exciting findings with the help of a newly created set of seven infographics along with a toolkit complete with social media messaging.

NCGS invites its member schools to participate in our new #GirlsSchoolAdvantage social media campaign. Use the sample messages and infographics included in our #GirlsSchoolAdvantage Social Media Toolkit to advocate for the unique benefits of girls' schools.

Don't forget the other supporting resources for this new research report available exclusively to NCGS member schools:

  • Webinar Recording: If you missed the recent webinar with Dr. Riggers-Piehl, a recording is available.
  • Webinar Presentation Slides: Build a customized presentation for your school community.
  • Research Report Questions & Answers
  • Media Release Template: Promote the new findings to your local media outlets and draft articles for your website, blog, newsletter, magazine, etc.

Available on the NCGS website:

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2019 NCGS Conference

Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs will allow educators to explore these 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.

Now available are the descriptions for the Breakout, INSPIRE!, and SNAP! sessions as well as Hands-on Workshops. Plenary session panels of high-profile speakers will include an all-female panel of Disney Imagineers along with panels dedicated to Financiers, Innovators, Makers, Entrepreneurs, and Engineers & Scientists. Additional speakers will continue to be announced in the coming weeks.

Join us in Los Angeles, June 24-26, 2019, at Westridge School! Early Bird registration rates end on April 26.


2019 Enrollment Surveys Available

Has your admissions office ever wondered why an accepted family chose to enroll at one of your peer institutions instead of your own? Does your Head of School have the data needed to talk quantitatively about your 2019-2020 enrollment numbers at upcoming board meetings? NCGS offers member schools a simple, cost-effective way to gather this data.
Available exclusively to NCGS member schools, a set of three enrollment surveys for your prospective, non-enrolling, and enrolling families is available until May 1. Each survey is customized with your school's logo and survey deadline. You may also add up to five school-specific questions.

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Introduction to Girls' Schools Online Course

For newly hired faculty to succeed at their first girls' school, 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


NCGS Featured in Chicago Tribune

As the leading advocate for girls’ schools, NCGS positions the Coalition as a thought leader in girls’ education. Toward this effort, NCGS supported member school Regina Dominican by providing data and expertise for an article that recently ran in the Chicago Tribune titled, "Six Decades Later, Officials Say Regina Dominican's All-girls Education Increasingly Relevant." Call upon NCGS as a third party source to support your school's media outreach efforts.

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Recent Headlines

What the Failed All-Female Spacewalk Tells Us About Office Temperature
The New York Times
How We Can Eliminate Bias Against Women in Science
Why Captain Planet Should Have Been a Woman
Malala Urges G20 to Boost Funds for Girls' Schooling
Daily Mail
Womansplaining the Pay Gap
The New York Times
Coping with Anxiety in Teenage Girls
Richmond Register

Raising Girls' Voices Blog

"Whether it’s a school that was founded 200 years ago or two years ago, inevitably, girls’ schools involve trailblazing: the creation of learning communities where teachers can challenge limits and inspire girls to imagine and explore new possibilities," notes NCGS Executive Director Megan Murphy.

Megan recently spoke with Jill Muti, Head of School at Ashley Hall and a member of the NCGS Board of Trustees, about her school’s new Global Learning Center as part of the Coalition's Innovations in Education blog series.

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Listening & Learning Tour

NCGS team members recently visited member schools in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and hosted its Girls' School Advantage advocacy outreach program with eight Boston area member schools. Travels have included visits to Linden Hall (Lititz, PA), the oldest independent girls' boarding school in the US; The Winsor School (Boston, MA), which is guided by principles of diversity and global responsibility; and The Woodward School (Quincy, MA), which operates from its original, historic, wooden school building that welcomed the school's first class in 1894. Pictured above is the Innovation Lab at The Winsor School.

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