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NCGS Launches "Raising Girls' Voices" Blog

As the leading advocate for girls' education, NCGS is continually positioning itself to be a thought-leader in the education and healthy development of girls and young women. We continue to build upon the Coalition's growing reputation as a source of information on girls' schools beyond the NCGS community via social media, letters to the editor, and OpEds.

NCGS has added one more resource to further advance its viewpoint. We are proud to launch our new blog, "Raising Girls' Voices."

This forum will allow NCGS to get its voice -- and our members' voices -- into the public dialogue beyond the girls' school community. "Raising Girls' Voices" will serve as a collective effort. In addition to posts by NCGS, we look forward to featuring guest bloggers. Have a great speech about girls' education, but don't have time to maintain your own blog? Already have a blog, but have a post that would be ideal to cross-post to a wider audience? Add your voice to the conversation by sending in submissions for consideration to Olivia Haas.

We look forward to continuing our efforts to raise our combined voices as champions of girls' education.

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NCGS Hosting Girls' Schools Advantage Events in New York and Los Angeles

NCGS is hosting Girls' School Advantage events in New York and Los Angeles for prospective families to learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls schools. Megan Murphy, NCGS Executive Director, will moderate a panel of students representing each of the participating member schools.

New York Girls' School Advantage

April 26, 2015
1:00 to 3:00 PM
Barnard College

Los Angeles Girls' School Advantage
May 3, 2015
1:00 to 3:00 PM
Mount Saint Mary's University

The 2014-2015 Girls' School Advantage program is sponsored by Girl Up, an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. Girl Up gives American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.

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Registration Now Open for the 2015 NCGS Conference

2015 NCGS Conference
From STEM to STEAM:
Girls' Schools Leading the Way

June 22 - 24, 2015

St. Catherine's School
Richmond, VA

The 2015 NCGS Conference will provide educators with an innovative opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, participate in content-based discussions, share classroom materials, learn about web-based teaching resources, and exchange best practices for teaching girls.

Girls' schools lead the way in graduating women who become our nation’s scientists, doctors, engineers, designers, and inventors. Research shows that girls' school graduates are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology and three times more likely to consider engineering careers compared to girls who attend coed schools. Nevertheless, women continue to be vastly underrepresented in STEM careers. For this reason, the 2015 NCGS Conference will also serve as a forum for educators to further examine why so many girls choose not to pursue careers in STEM-related fields and, even more important, how we can empower girls to shift this paradigm.

We hope you will join us for From STEM to STEAM!

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