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Make Every Month Our Month!

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Posted by, Elizabeth Perez Azerad, MD RIISE Multicultural Advisor Contributions by permission of Jessica R. Azerad, Horace Mann School ‘13, Claremont McKenna College ‘17   Black History Month is coming to a close. Depending on the calendar that you consult we will begin to celebrate Women’s History Month and/ or Nutrition Month.  Latino Heritage Month is a […]

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Job Fair to Promote Diversity

ARE YOU AN EDUCATOR OF COLOR INTERESTED IN TEACHING? IN AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL? Pre-register for the Job Fair to Promote Diversity Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:00am-2:00pm Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School 4 West 93rd Street The Job Fair to Promote Diversity seeks talented educators of color for teaching and administrative positions in over 70 tri-state […]

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RIISE HOS Series – Molly King @ Greenwich Academy

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Seasons Greetings! May this holiday season be especially good to you and your family. We pray for one that is filled with fellowship, giving, peace, joy, and love. RIISE is adding some HOS cheer to this holiday season by asking our school leaders some great questions. HOS is not a holiday cocktail (however, open to suggested recipes), but it’s […]

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Admissions Now! Quick Tip # 8 – Mindset

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How did it happen? How did RIISE miss posting our weekly Monday admissions blog? I think it had something to do with exhaustion from the four school events I attended last week. Just shy of 60 days into the school year, and it feels like it’s been months! As a current or prospective independent school […]

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Admissions Now! Quick Tips – #5: Show Up – Open Houses, Tours, Receptions…

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Yes, it is Admissions Now! If you are a prospective family, this is a time of huge discovery. It is also a time to stand up, show up, and be recognized. There’s nothing like a first impression, or a second. So, whenever there is an opportunity to learn more about a school and it’s culture […]

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Admissions Now! Quick Tips – Post #1

This and every Monday during the admissions season we are going to post tips from parents, admissions directors and consultants to help you manage the process of applying to private, independent schools this season or the next. Already enrolled? Kindly, share it with someone you know. Today’s Admissions Now! Quick Tips comes from Sarah Lafferty […]

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RIISE Back to School Focus – Mental Wellness

Imagine that in addition to receiving an incredible education there is a slight chance that your child, or someone else’s is having feelings of isolation; surviving through assimilation; questioning their identification; struggling with socialization; desiring validation; or stressed about academic expectations. No matter how earnest we are as parents in providing opportunities for our children […]

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Update August 14 – First Annual RIISE MV Benefit supports scholarship & honors American Promise

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Rain Rain Go Away! We can’t change the weather, but we can change the day. With the forecast shaping up to look like a complete wash out we have decided to postpone the RIISE BENEFIT one day and would like to welcome you on Thursday instead of tomorrow. We hope you get this note in […]

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Guest Blog – Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, Telling a Racially Stressful Story: Calculate, Locate, & Communicate

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It was MJ Quigley, Assistant Head of School at The Chapin School who first turned us onto the scholar and wisdom of Dr. Howard C. Stevenson. MJ was totally invested in what he shared with faculty & administration at a NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools) Diversity Conference.  We finally had a chance […]

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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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