A Single-Sex Education Makes all the Difference for Girls

Trudy Hall, NCGS Board President and Head of Emma Willard School, submitted an Op-Ed to the Times Union making the case that "the American standard of coeducational education needs to be challenged, particularly for girls." Backed by our robust new research report, Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools, Hall states that "the impact of the all-girls experience positively permeates a girl's life at rates coeducational environments simply cannot match."

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Call For Proposals Deadline Extended for 2015 NCGS Conference

NCGS has extended the Call For Proposals deadline through December 19, 2014, for the 2015 NCGS Conference:

Girls' Schools Leading the Way

June 22 - 24, 2015

St. Catherine's School
Richmond, VA

This 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. It will also serve as a forum to examine the ways in which we can empower girls to shift the paradigm of female underrepresentation in STEAM careers as well as how best to incorporate the "A"-- artistic expression, creativity, and design thinking -- into STEAM education.

We invite you to submit a proposal to present on your area of expertise. We are eager to review proposals on a range of topics, not just those that fall within STEAM categories.

Click here for the CFP overview, guidelines, and instructions.

To access the online CFP application, click here.


NCGS Releases New Research About Girls' School Experience

It is with much excitement that NCGS releases Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools. This robust new research report is a comparative analysis of responses to the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE), which was taken by nearly 13,000 girls attending all-girls schools, coed independent schools, and coed public schools. The girls' responses provide unequivocal support for the value of an all-girls educational environment.

HSSSE is a comprehensive survey of student attitudes, behaviors, and experiences administered with the goal of generating discussions on teaching and learning and guiding student improvement initiatives. An analysis of the survey results reveals that girls attending all-girls schools are more likely to have an experience that supports their learning than are girls attending coed schools (independent and public).

Please contact to request individual copies of the report. Click here for the publication form to order multiple copies at member or non-member rates. To hear an interview with the author of the report, Dr. Richard Holmgren, click here.