Tag Archives: Calhoun School

Still Waiting to Exhale

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  For those who’ve been traveling the long road of independent school admissions have now have arrived at one of three destinations, each having a distinctly different feel to it. Note: even those just beginning the journey can consider this quick a trip advisor and plan accordingly. You’re on point, you have arrived at the […]

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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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Guest Blog – Head of School, Steve Nelson – Ask, Then Listen

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        One of life’s unheeded principles: If you want to know how people feel, ask them. Then listen. Since the recent article in the New York Times about the experience of students of color in independent schools, a flurry of commentary ensued, including on the RIISE blog. Many, perhaps most, of the […]

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Calhoun Revealed: Three Plans to Achieve Equity

Our Spring visit to Calhoun was to discuss the year in review and to explore how we will work together in 2012-13. We always enjoy our upper west side visit with Calhoun and look forward to working together this year. Calhoun has plans around equity, and we are going to share three. 1) This progressive […]

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