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July 07, 2015 by Bill Ivey
The National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS) held their Annual Conference from June 22-24, 2015 at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virginia. The theme was “From STEM to STEAM: Girls’ Schools Leading the Way.” Sally Mixsell, Head of School, attended along with science teachers Andrea Tehan Carnes and Meghan Lena, and Bill Ivey, Middle School Dean. Over the weeks following the conference, we are sharing our thoughts on what we learned and what we did.

 

Filed Under: LGBT Support, Girls Schools, Education, transgender, #NCGS15

The Right Questions

July 06, 2015 by Bill Ivey

The National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS) held their Annual Conference from June 22-24, 2015 at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virginia. The theme was “From STEM to STEAM: Girls’ Schools Leading the Way.” Sally Mixsell, Head of School, attended along with science teachers Andrea Tehan Carnes and Meghan Lena, and Bill Ivey, Middle School Dean. Over the weeks following the conference, we are sharing our thoughts on what we learned and what we did.

Filed Under: intersectionality, educating girls, STEAM, social justice, Girls Schools, Feminism, STEM, Education, National Coalition of Girls Schools, #NCGS15

Like Home

June 28, 2015 by Bill Ivey

The National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS) held their Annual Conference from June 22-24, 2015 at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virginia. The theme was “From STEM to STEAM: Girls’ Schools Leading the Way.” Sally Mixsell, Head of School, attended along with science teachers Andrea Tehan Carnes and Meghan Lena, and Bill Ivey, Middle School Dean. Over the next few weeks, we plan to share our thoughts on what we learned and what we did.

Filed Under: girls' education, STEAM, social justice, Girls Schools, Feminism, STEM, National Coalition of Girls Schools, #NCGS15

What Does Caitlyn Jenner Mean to Girls Schools?

June 20, 2015 by Bill Ivey

From the moment Caitlyn Jenner first announced that she identified as a woman to her recent Vanity Fair cover and beyond, national attention has perhaps been more focused on transgender people than ever before. And as often happens on such occasions, the resulting storm of invective and counter-invective is deeply depressing, and the interspersed comments of respectful support deeply affirming. In the end, Ms. Jenner has chosen a path that makes sense for her true self; she is not there to further anyone’s political agenda nor to denigrate anyone’s personal values. And if, in the process, the general public learns some things about privilege in general and transgender people in particular, including those who, like Ms. Jenner, continue to identify within the gender binary, so much the better.

Filed Under: LGBT Support, transgender, #NCGS15