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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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Restating Our Purpose: Legacy

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  A new school year provides a new opportunity for RIISE to restate its purpose—creating alliances for legacy through education. We do this by building bridges between families of color and the culture of independent schools. The idea of RIISE took shape in 2009, one year after our daughter’s first day of school. Underrepresentation, in […]

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8.11.17 [RIISE MV Events] The Essential College Writing Workshop

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Enrolling at top colleges and universities is said to be seamless for independent school graduates. Yet, one college professor challenges this notion when it comes to college writing, and she wants to do something about it! Enter educator, historian, jazz aficionado, author and Summer Vineyarder, Dr LaShonda Katrice Barnett. A full time visiting professor at North Western […]

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