The Coalition Connection: November 30, 2018

New Research Being Released

In two weeks, NCGS will release the new research study Fostering Academic and Social Engagement: An Investigation into the Effects of All-Girls Education in the Transition to University. Prepared for NCGS by Dr. Tiffani Riggers-Piehl, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at UMKC, in collaboration with the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, this analysis is an update of the 2009 report originally conducted by Dr. Linda Sax in association with Dr. Riggers-Piehl.

The new report focuses on how graduates of all-girls schools today compare to female graduates of coed schools in terms of their academic characteristics and readiness for university. The findings provide "valuable insight into the experiences of girls’ school students, specifically relating to their academic skills and engagement, science self-confidence, community engagement, cultural competency, and political engagement.” The researchers note the data reveals “a consistent portrait of girls’ school graduates who are more engaged academically and socially than their coeducated peers, findings which align with the profile outlined by Dr. Sax and her colleagues in 2009.”

Related Research Reports:

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Educating Girls Symposium

Leading Schools, Leading Girls: Preparing for the Future will address the competencies and skills necessary to be an effective leader and how schools are cultivating these skills in both the students and adults in their communities. Register to join us in New York City, February 20, 2019, at The Nightingale-Bamford School.

This Educating Girls Symposium is presented in partnership with the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).


2019 NCGS Conference

The 2019 NCGS Conference, Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs, will 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.


#LeadLikeAGirl Conference

Stuart Country Day School seeks proposals from high school students, educators, and experts for its annual #LEADLIKEAGIRL: A Conference for Risk-Takers and Changemakers. Taking place April 5 and 6, 2019, for girls in grades K-12, proposals are due by December 22, 2018.

#LEADLIKEAGIRL is a free conference designed to showcase and inspire girls’ confidence and creativity in STEM, entrepreneurism, and leadership. The conference is presented by The National Center for Girls’ Leadership at Stuart.

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The NCGS Board of Trustees is accepting nominations for trustees to serve on the Board beginning July 1, 2019. A top priority for the Board is to identify highly qualified candidates from NCGS member schools who have made outstanding contributions to girls' education, are active participants in current NCGS programming, understand the needs of NCGS member schools and their students, bring expertise in governing an organization, and share the Coalition's commitment to strengthening girls' schools and empowering girls to be influential contributors to the world. The Board is particularly interested in seating three (3) new Board members for a term of three (3) years with geographic and racial diversity and/or boarding school experience and a deep knowledge and understanding of girls’ learning and teaching.

The deadline to submit nominations is January 25, 2019.

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Listening & Learning Tour

While in London for the annual Girls’ Schools Association conference, Martha Perry, NCGS Board President and Principal of St. Clement’s School, and Megan Murphy, NCGS Executive Director, met with Edwina Dunn, Founder of The Female Lead, a non-profit organization dedicated to highlighting the breadth of female achievement in order to offer girls inspiring role models. In December, all NCGS member schools in the US will receive a free copy of The Female Lead book, which features interviews with icons including girls’ school alumnae Ava DuVernay, Christine Lagarde, and Sally Krawcheck. Throughout the UK and US, 18,000 copies of the book are being donated to schools, accompanied by downloadable teaching materials to help guide and inform class discussions around the subject of female role models and ambition.

The trip concluded with a visit to the dynamic new NCGS member school, The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls where the students tend to their own school farm [photo above].

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Upcoming Events

Advancement Professionals Networking Reception
During the CASE-NAIS Annual Conference
Jan 28, 2019
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, PA
Educating Girls Symposium
Leading Schools, Leading Girls: Preparing for the Future
Feb 20, 2019
The Nightingale-Bamford School
New York, NY
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
Networking 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
Hockaday School
Dallas, TX