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7 Female Innovators You Should Know About


A list recently released by Forbes Magazine caused quite a stir, fueling more than a few fiery debates online. Titled “America’s Most Innovative Leaders,” Forbes’ list highlights 100 “creative and successful business minds of today”—and only..

Stereotypes vs. Reality: My Experience at an All-girls School


Before I could have a say in my education or know what was best for me, my parents made the decision to send me to an independent all-girls school. Looking back, my seven-year-old self had no idea of all the memories, knowledge, and close..

What is Responsive Classroom?


Learning how to participate in a group activity, how to listen respectfully to others, and how to regulate emotions without the comfort of Mom or Dad are some of the most critical skills elementary students must learn in order to thrive in a..

3 Ways to Strengthen the Parent-School Relationship


When your child starts school for the first time or returns to the classroom for a new year, a shift occurs for both you and your child. It’s no longer just Mom and Dad laying out rules, responsibilities, and expectations—now, your child’s..

4 College Application Tips from a Former Admissions Director


As the parent of a high school student, the college admissions process can seem all-consuming. Between recommendations, deadlines, essays, and campus visits—there are quite a few to-do’s before your child receives that extra-large envelope in the..

10 Girls' School Graduates Making Their Mark on the World


Some of the hardest working women in the world—politicians, producers, philanthropists, and Pulitzer Prize winners, to name a few—share one thing in common: They were educated at all-girls schools. During their formative years, as girls’ school..

Empowering Girls to Be Brave, Bold Changemakers


What exactly is a changemaker? This term has become increasingly popular as articles and opinion pieces have been written on the topic by Fast Company, Huffington Post, Forbes, and The New York Times. Ashoka—a nonprofit organization that..

3 Ways To Support a Love of Learning


As a parent, it’s important to you to feed your daughter’s sense of curiosity and love of learning. We understand—you don’t want her to ever lose her thirst for knowledge; her ability to ask out-of-the-box, yet surprisingly brilliant questions;..

5 Things to Look for in a Summer Camp


When you’re searching for a summer camp for your child, it’s important to talk to them about their interests and to do your research. You want to find something they’ll love and be excited to attend everyday. And while children really do need..

4 Myths About Girls' Schools

At all-girls schools, girls work collaboratively, take risks together, and grow into bold, confident young women who are ready to change the world. They don’t just make friendships that last through high school, they make friendships that last..

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