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Report urges support for girls’ leadership roles

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
October 2nd, 2014

Creating a pipeline of girls who are interested in leadership roles in school is essential

girls-leadershipEducators are uniquely positions to help girls assume leadership roles and overcome stereotypes both in and out of school, according to a new report from the National Education Association (NEA).

Educator support in helping girls take on leadership roles is essential, especially in middle and high school. The report, based on 2014 NEA survey data, recommends several actions to help educators close the leadership gender gap.

“Leadership isn’t a class that you take. It’s how you live and breathe. Girls’ leadership in the classroom must be natural,” tweeted NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia during a Sept. 30 Google Hangout to discuss the report and girls’ leadership opportunities.

(Next page: Key findings and recommendations about girls’ leadership roles in school)