Raising Girls’ Voices Blog

International Women’s Day: Step It Up for Girls’ Education

International Women’s Day: Step It Up for Girls’ Education

Today we proudly observe International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day first emerged from the labor movements at the turn of...

Block that Stereotype: Doing Public Relations for Teenage Girls

Block that Stereotype: Doing Public Relations for Teenage Girls

I’m often stunned by what adults say to me when they learn that I’m a psychologist who consults to girls’...

NCGS: 25 Years of Advancing Girls’ Education Together

NCGS: 25 Years of Advancing Girls’ Education Together

The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) proudly celebrates this year a quarter century of advocating for girls’ schools. Consider...

Embrace a No Rescue Policy: Help Parents Encourage Resilience in Children

Embrace a No Rescue Policy: Help Parents Encourage Resilience in Children

“In an effort to promote independence and responsibility, the school encourages a policy based on the premise that choices have...

Girls’ Schools: Uniquely Positioned to Help Close the Gender Gap

Girls’ Schools: Uniquely Positioned to Help Close the Gender Gap

In “The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap,” released this fall from the American Association of University Women (AAUW),...

Think Globally, Act Locally: Two Events Come Together to Improve Women’s Lives

Think Globally, Act Locally: Two Events Come Together to Improve Women’s Lives

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of welcoming several hundred people to Foxcroft School for the Middleburg Cherry Blossom Nanette’s Walk,...

Voice and Vision: How Girls Learn to Lead and Resist Leading

Voice and Vision: How Girls Learn to Lead and Resist Leading

Teaching girls to claim their voices is woven throughout our school’s history. From the essay writing contest from decades past...

Summer of Girls’ Leadership: Here, There, and Everywhere

Summer of Girls’ Leadership: Here, There, and Everywhere

Over the last few decades, women around the world have made significant gains in leadership. Despite these gains, pay equity,...

Single-sex vs. Co-ed Schooling for Girls: What You Need to Know

Single-sex vs. Co-ed Schooling for Girls: What You Need to Know

The single-sex versus co-ed school debate is back in the headlines in Australia after The Armidale School (TAS) in New...

All in the Family – Lessons in Leadership

All in the Family – Lessons in Leadership

Being a head can be isolating. It’s not just because of the old adage that it’s lonely at the top....

Reading Between The Lines: What A College List Doesn’t Tell You

Reading Between The Lines: What A College List Doesn’t Tell You

It has become customary for schools to publish a list of college decisions each May. Working in the college admissions...

Challenging the Coed Standard: A Single-Sex Education Makes all the Difference for Girls

Challenging the Coed Standard: A Single-Sex Education Makes all the Difference for Girls

It’s time to challenge the coeducation standard. The evidence supporting the benefits of all-girls schools is abundant. A new report...