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This video says it all!

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How To Be a Total School Fair Rock Star!

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  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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FBLIVE: Confessions of A Parent ADVOCATE

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

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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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Sista Spells Abracadabra!

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artist: Elon Collins What woman of color didn’t blush as Mehgan Markle ascended the British monarchy like only a Sista could. She defied racial and social status designed for her. Heck, she may have even single-handedly saved the monarchy by redefining convention and inserting her identity as feminist and woman of color. And, what about […]

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Post # 7: What We’ve Learned. Independent School Educators.

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Over the years we’ve experienced how the selective process of independent school teacher recruitment benefits overall classroom dynamics, curriculum, and student outcomes. Independent school educators tend to be passionate and empowered about teaching. They come prepared, not just with degrees but areas of expertise. They are enthusiastic and many share their outside interests through after-school […]

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Post #6: What We’ve Learned. Parent Development.

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As RIISE celebrates a decade of inspiring families of color to experience an independent school education, post #5: ‘What We’ve Learned’, has gone way back. This 2009, repost reminds parents of color and parents of children of color to show up whenever and however they can in independent school settings. We know how important parent […]

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