Author Archives: Gina Parker Collins

RIISE Feature with Insight Into Diversity

We are honored to be part of the inaugural issue of Insight Into Diversity! Read more here. RIISE knows the critical role parents play in the overall success of our children of color in schools. Our independent schools offer tremendous opportunities to excel yet present real challenges with equity, inclusion, and diversity. Public and charter schools […]

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RIISE Newsletter – Parents The Time Is Now

Can’t say it enough,   parent engagement is critical! There are infinite ways to engage as a parent. And, engage we must! There is too much going on in the world and in our schools not to be. In fact, it is borderline negligence to be absent from our elite school communities. We have to be aware and […]

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A Cautionary Tale of Two Classrooms

  Over 50 years ago, Chief Justice, Thurgood Marshall delivered the opinion of the Court with Brown v. Board of Education, stating “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. . .” To this day, racial balance is not […]

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RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event – This video says it all!

 

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How To Be a Total School Fair Rock Star!

  How To Be a Total School Fair Rock Star -before, during, and after best practices   You may have been to a couple of school fairs already. They are one of the most important initial stops on the independent school journey. It’s where you gain knowledge and make that first impression. You can shine bright […]

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February 1 – Black History Month Celebration & Movie Night

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FBLIVE: Confessions of A Parent ADVOCATE

   

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Going Beyond – A Gift For You. Are You Ready?

  Martha’s Vineyard was epic this year! Thank you to all who attended. Shout out to Point Made Learning. Riverdale Country School, Horace Mann School, & Westover School generously made it happen along with donations from unique vendors! We can’t forget the tremendous wisdom of our co-hosts Dr. Barnett & Dr. Jolly. We brought you […]

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Requirements: Advocacy & Engagement

  This school year is extra special! Having started our indy school journey with kindergarten, my kids are now bookends in upper school -a freshman and a graduating senior! [Applause] Thank you, thank you. Parents, we make huge investments (our kids & our money) in choosing an independent school education. We’re busy holding it down […]

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Back to School Tips. Ready? Let’s Go.

  Hey, RIISE Fam! FACT: The final days of summer and the start of a new school year is upon us! There is so much to look forward to as we support our kids this new academic year. We put together a few RIISE tips for a smooth transition and a strong start. If you […]

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