Author Archives: Gina Parker Collins

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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This video says it all!

https://youtu.be/ImGhZCtAmMs
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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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We’re Back! 10/21 – RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event

Register Now RIISE celebrates 10 years as a valued lifestyle network that understands, assists, and inspires the unique journey we navigate along with the value we bring to independent school communities. It’s an honor to continue to build stronger bridges between families of color and independent school culture with relevant resources and events for recruitment, […]

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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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July 25, 12pm – RIISE MID-SUMMER Admission Info Session

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[Newsletter] RIISE MID-SUMMER MUSINGS: Admissions & Martha’s Vineyard

  Missing summer already?It seems as soon as we get into the swing of things, it begins to fade, fast.   Fact is, summer is actually five days longer than winter.Then why does it feel so short?Perhaps, there too many misleading markers:~ the end and the start of a new school year~ the beginning and end […]

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