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Lunch with Gina Podcast: Election ’16 What Kids Need Right Now—Empowerment

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photo credit NYTimes Listen to this inspiring and empowering podcast    Are your kids as anxious as mine about the election? Discussions are happening in the classroom at indy schools, but what can we do at home to re-design a civics lesson gone terribly wrong. Eva Vega-Olds Director of Community & Diversity at the Town […]

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Open Letter to Educators

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Dr. Starita Boyce Ansari is a philanthropic advisor, and more importantly the mother of a high achieving boy of color attending private school. This heart-wrenching letter to educators is a call to action we hope is answered. Dear Educators, The reflection of my soul is in the lyrics of Sam and Dave “When there is […]

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Love, Admissions.2

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Dear Families, In honor of having navigated the competitive application process, we are back to share more love! Are you worried that the application process didn’t reflect your family’s capacity or your child’s ability & potential? You are not alone. The Top 3 Things Parents Worry About: what my spouse may have said/did during the interview  - […]

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What Our Students {Jalen. Gibby. Michael. Dakota. Emilio. & Crew} Did This Summer

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Jalen Reflections of Complexions Student Submission Form – Deadline 12/15 Hi Ms. Collins,   It’s Jalen Daniels from Columbia Prep. I hope you are having a fantastic summer!! I am excited to announce that I am creating a book with my fellow friend,  Ifeoma “Ify” White-Thorpe from Morris Hills High School. For our book, we are requesting that students of […]

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Children March – Three Stories of Support for Parents & Students

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This blog was written with the help of the community at three Hilltop Schools – Riverdale, Horace Mann, & ECFS. We hope it sparks conversation and gives parents the courage and support to engage children during the holiday break and beyond. After my son and I watched Mighty Times: The Children’s March (www.vimeo.com/83236126), an amazing 40 […]

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Middle Schoolers Learn The Power of Asking Questions – MS Hilltop Diversity Conference

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 It was Horace Mann’s turn last week to host the annual MS Hilltop Diversity Conference. Here is an excerpt from Patricia Zuroski, Director of Diversity Horace Mann… Markell (Markell Parker; Associate Diversity, Assoc. Director of Admissions)  is the master of “lean into discomfort” and his vision for the annual MS Hilltop Diversity Conference was an […]

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RIISE Guest Blog – RAISE YOUR HAND! Three Reasons Why Class Participation is Important

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By Leslie Talbot, Talbot Consulting Leslie, we appreciate your valued insight on why it’s important for our kids, even our shy kids, to participate in class. RIISE, along with Horace Mann are very excited about your upcoming workshop on the “Hill” that will go deeper, offering parents ways to encourage meaningful classroom participation, K-12! Class […]

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Back to School Tips: Students & Parents

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It’s that time of the year again-”back to school”! September is a great time to start anew. High School in particular is comprised of four important years that can chart a students course for success in college or the workforce. Whether entering or leaving post secondary education, now is the time to prepare. Here are […]

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