Author Archives: Gina Parker Collins

2.27 | Honest Race Talk: How Do we Overcome the Fears, with Dr. Derald Wing Sue

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  Horace Mann School invites you to… Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Honest Race Talk: How Do We Overcome the Fears? Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Horace Mann School 231 West 246th Street 6:30 – 8:30 PM Open to Independent School Educators and Families More from Dr. Derald Wing Sue on his book Race Talk And The […]

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4.21 LATINX Youth Conference

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DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM HOSTED BY: LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE & ELISABETH-IRWIN HIGH SCHOOL 40 CHARLTON STREET NEW YORK, NY 10014 This annual youth conference is for self-identified Latin@ / Latinx adults and students in 5th – 12th grades who attend/work in a regional independent school. We are a pan-ethnic […]

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Indy School Parents Who Write!

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The Horace Mann School Parents Association Book Club along with the Black Parents Union (BPU) was excited to welcome one of their own, Ginger McKnight-Chavers P’18, whose daughter is a senior at the school. Ginger is a native of Dallas, Texas where she attended Ursuline Academy before moving on to Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service […]

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Square Peg, Round Hole: enrollment and independent school fit

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  There’s not one email from my head of school that I won’t open. He is innovative and I appreciate his leadership style. His most recent communication was an invitation for families to re-enroll. The invitation declared the school’s recommitment to the ongoing success of the educational program, as well as empathy for the sacrifices […]

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A Few Things To Do Now That Admissions Is Closing

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So what should applicants do and not do? We caught up briefly with Jenna King, admissions director at Riverdale Country School and asked her to share some of her insight… What should parents/applicants be focusing on now? research follow up questions now to prepare for offers i.e., transportation, after-school programs don’t get too focused on […]

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Monkey, Better Known as MONKADEE

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A favorite of her toddler years, brown limbs flopping as she held it tightly around the mid-section, she affectionately called it ‘Monkadee’. I had no reason to question my daughter’s choice of a Lovie because for her it was everything comfy and cute. However, I would have had a reason to question dressing her in […]

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New Year & New Lunch With Gina

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The response to the upcoming NYC Book Discussion & Signing has been incredible. If you are a parent, educator, administrator, or organization and you care about black boys you need to get the book The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys, and if in the NY area join us on 1/23 for discussion […]

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12.11.17~Enrolled at a Hilltop school? Your invited: How Students of Color Navigate Independent Schools

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Join Hilltop Schools for a panel discussion, How Students of Color Navigate Independent School Culture Monday, December 11, 6:30 pm,  Horace Mann School – Recital Hall Horace Mann’s Diversity Council, the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity (ICIE) along with the Black Parents Union (BPU) present a RIISE panel discussion to explore the social norms […]

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1.23.18~The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys—NYC Book Discussion Signing

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The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys. We are thrilled to welcome the book’s co-editors: author, activist, and speaker Eddie Moore, Jr.; author, educator & researcher, Ali Michael, and book contributors like parent & diversity practitioner, Orinthia Swindell.~ The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys hopes to teach three main principles: How to develop learning […]

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The Point of It All

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The point is they’ve developed in ways beyond my wildest expectations. Seriously, they blow my mind! Although I credit my family’s love and guidance, an independent school education has had a significant impact on my children’s progress. Since lower school, my 11th-grade daughter and my 8th-grade son have continued to remind us the reason for it all. Before […]

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