Tag Archives: equity

Parent Pathways: Why & How To Create Them

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As a parent, creating ways to influence the culture of an independent school community requires some insight, courage, and strategy. If you don’t already know it a top notch education, particularly one that is predominantly white and privileged, can be challenged by implicit and explicit biases. Often experienced as micro or macro aggressions, over time […]

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POCC/SDLC In Three Words

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  The People of Color Conference is the flagship of the National Association of Independent Schools’ commitment to equity and justice in teaching and learning.  The mission of the conference is to provide a safe space for leadership and professional development and networking for people of color and allies of all backgrounds in independent schools.  […]

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Interlude

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in·ter·lude ˈin(t)ərˌlo͞od/ - a brief dance inserted between the sections of a longer performance. We are about to witness the interlude of a provocative dance performance between two principal dancers, the family and the independent school.  The first half the performance, the application process, could best be described as seductively demanding. The interlude promises to be […]

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5 Steps for Cultural Equity In Curriculum

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Parents of color have the power to influence cultural equity in curriculum. Here is how this story goes: My children are graduating this year and I am beyond proud that they are thriving academically as they continue to manage the culture of independent schools as children of color. It is a known fact that our children […]

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October 19 – 5th Annual RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event

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  5th Annual RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event RSVP On Sunday, October 19, join us for the 5th Annual RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event. We are thrilled to return to Sarah Lawrence College to assist with building bridges, around admissions, between families of color who value distinguished day & boarding school education, and admissions teams who are recruiting […]

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Fill In The Blank – Independent School Education Means ____________

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  “the future” Besides the beautiful people, fantastic weather, delicious food, and generous donations, our first annual #RIISEMVBenefit was a lot of FUN! As the fun and family connections flowed, RIISE’s research and analysis director, Alissa Mayers had folks complete the sentence, Independent School Education Means_________. A few of the responses were similar, but many […]

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6/7 RIISE Parent Power Conference 2014: Reasons to Choose an Independent School for School Choice!

This is how WE do it! We are families of color who place a premium on quality education & private, independent schools who recognize diversity delivers innovation and global citizenship. On Saturday, June 7, at Convent Avenue Baptist Church, we are delighted to once again bring together highly engaged parents & private, independent schools, to network around school […]

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3 Springtime Reasons to get Sprung @ Border Crossers Gala on May 8th

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  Last spring RIISE was blown away when Border Crossers recognized us, our community of parents of color & indy schools, for bridging the gaps at the cross roads of race and privilege – Education. An independent school education is a major intersection. And, our children of color are meeting it head-on,  cautiously crossing it […]

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Two Mothers – A Collaboration

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  In the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin, and subsequent verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, two mothers and independent school professionals, one black, one white decided to explore their response and responsibility to the tragedy and verdict. This past summer, Gina Parker Collins; RIISE Founder and Angie Bergeson; The IDEAL School of […]

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