Monthly Archives: July 2016

Diversity, non-negotiable

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Now is not the time to dial back on diversity initiatives, particularly within independent school education. Disparities with race, gender, ability, socio- economics, sexual orientation and the social unrest in our country, require it. Many independent diversity initiatives offer inviting spaces for students, parents, and educators to fully show up and express identity; develop supportive networks, […]

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August 9 | Edgartown Library Drop-In + Doc-Talk “A Secret World: What Life is Really Like at Boarding School”


Edgartown Library Drop-In + Doc-Talk:   “A Secret World: What Life is Really Like at Boarding School” Tuesday, August 9th 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Edgartown Library – *new beautiful location - 26 West Tisbury Rd., Edgartown, MA 02539 *Light Refreshments to Follow  | RSVP  Hosted by: Anika Walker-Johnson - Dean of Multicultural Education at Tabor Academy Gina Parker Collins […]

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How Much Grit Does It Take To Be An Indy School Student, of Color?


Grit is a personality trait that social scientists and educational leaders have spent a great deal of time researching as an indicator for academic achievement. In The New York Times bestseller, Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth suggests a three step plan for achievement that has little to do with a […]

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RIISE 500 Social Media Contest


The RIISE 500 is a social media contest designed by indy school rising 9th grader and RIISE intern, Justin Aguirre for students of color enrolled in 2016-17 as a 7th, 8th, or 9th grader at an independent school. If you are that student who wants to share your VOICE and enter for a chance to […]

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