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College: Changes That Matter

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by RIISE guest blogger & wordsmith, Akil Bello This year has been a hectic time in college admission testing (and college access in general). There have been significant changes to the SAT, minor changes to the ACT, radical changes to the financial aid process (PPY anyone? hint below), and heated discussions about radically overhauling the […]

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Bell Curves Shares How an Independent School Education Can Make A Difference

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  RIISE resident wordsmith, and co-founder of test-prep company, Bell Curves, LLC, Akil Bello shares why it is important to support families of color to consider and attend an independent school. Visit Bell Curves at the RIISE Parent Power Conference! 1. Its important to support families of color in independent schools because the success of the […]

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Words Words Words – Word Challenge Pt III: altercation!

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Today’s word is brought to you by pop princess Rihanna and President John Adams. Once again we are juxtaposing these two uses of the word to show the benefit of a well-developed vocabulary and how parents and students can learn new words actively, dynamically, and over the course of their lives rather than waiting for […]

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Words Words Words – Word Challenge Pt II: bona fide!

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This week’s word is brought to you by President William Howard Taft and arguably (ostensibly?) one of his favorite musicians ever, M.I.A. The 15th president and the songstress found the beauty of the English language in the use of bona fide. And while they each used it in very different contexts, they both used it to convey a context that almost no other word can capture […]

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Words Words Words. Word Challenge Is Back! Thanks Akil and Bell Curves

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As we do every year, we are joining again with RIISE to tout the beauty of the spoken, written, and sung language. From this week until President’s day, we’ll highlight the elegance and utility of the English language by presenting an vocabulary word in the wild. We’ll show you a word that has been used […]

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