The Coalition Connection: February 22, 2019

2019 NCGS Conference: June 24-26 in Los Angeles

NCGS will host Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs to allow educators to explore and share 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. Check out the essential questions the conference will address. Register to join us in Los Angeles, June 24-26, 2019, at Westridge School.

Applications for the annual CalWest Educators Lee Miller Scholarship are being accepted All faculty and administrators at NCGS member schools are eligible to apply. Recipients will be awarded a scholarship grant to attend the 2019 NCGS Conference. The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2019.

While at the 2019 NCGS Conference, take advantage of our largest annual networking event! The Girls' School NET: Networking & Empowering Together reception is a unique opportunity for NCGS member schools to connect with their alumnae. This ready-made, cost-effective regional alumnae event will be held 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24, in Los Angeles. Email [email protected] to sign up  your school.

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Interview with Dr. Lisa Damour

Produced by NCGS, PEP Talks: Podcast on Educational Possibilities brings together experts in the education and healthy development of girls and young women to discuss best practices in educating and empowering girls.

In our latest episode, we speak with New York Times columnist and bestselling author Dr. Lisa Damour about her new book, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. In the book, Dr. Damour, director of the Center for Research on Girls at Laurel School, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why girls’ erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural.


Recent Headlines

Professor’s Research Shows Benefits of All-Girls Schooling
University News
From Friends to School, 'Under Pressure' Helps Teenage Girls Navigate Adolescence
The Secret History of Women in Coding
The New York Times
Galentine’s Day and the Political Power of Women’s Friendships
The Washington Post
Seeking a Haven in H.B.C.U.s and Single-Sex Colleges
The New York Times
Girl Scouts’ Focus on Girls’ Leadership Would Diminish in Co-Ed Troop
Adirondack Daily Enterprise
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New Research Reveals Girls’ School Graduates Have a Clear Edge Over Coeducated Peers

Advocate for girls' schools by taking advantage of the new data found in Fostering Academic & Social Engagement: New Research on Girls’ School Graduates with our toolkit of supporting resources available exclusively to NCGS member schools:
  • Webinar Recording: If you missed the recent webinar with Dr. Riggers-Piehl, a recording is available.  NEW!
  • Webinar Presentation Slides: Build a customized presentation for your school community.  NEW!
  • 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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Listening & Learning Tour

NCGS team members have been crisscrossing the map from St. Louis to Dallas to New York City. This month’s travels included presentations to the Visitation Academy community; a convening hosted by NCGS strategic partner the Student Leadership Network; a luncheon with Texas member schools at The Hockaday School to plan and discuss the Educating Girls Symposium being held there on January 27, 2020, in collaboration with the Young Women’s Preparatory Network; and our most recent Educating Girls Symposium hosted in partnership with the New York State Association of Independent Schools at The Nightingale-Bamford School [pictured above].

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