Tag Archives: Best Practices

10 Years: A Prepared Journey

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  Born of the Civil Rights & Black Power movements, I went on to graduate from an HBCU. By birth, education, and calling I am prepared to speak up for racial justice, educational equity, and when necessary interrupt systems that disrupt them. Ten years ago, I had an unforgettable conversation with our then head of lower school, Sandy […]

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Some Indy School Best Practices!

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Why re-invent the wheel, when we can grow community by sharing what we do best! Our schools are lucky to have the insight & creativity that our diverse families bring to the community. RIISE encourages families of color to give voice to their perspectives, gain consensus, and make things happen! Regardless of your role in […]

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Parent Power @ Columbia Grammar & Prep School – Ebony Tyler

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RIISE member mom, Ebony Tyler, was kind enough to give feedback about how she builds bridges in the independent school community. Here, Ebony reacts to her school, CGPS’ recent RIISE School Membership and her expectations around that; shares how she supports her boys through enrichment and how she works to stay involved; and last, but […]

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RIISE Member Schools Share BestPractices

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Calhoun – we appreciate our decidedly progressive school and the work of their parents: Kimberly Burgess, Chair of Parents of Multicultural Conversations-PMCC shares a great children’s book: Celia Cruz-The Queen of Salsa by Veronica Chambers. Ms. Chambers gifted the group with signed copies of her book and they took advantage of the gift by hosting […]

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