Tag Archives: The Ideal School of Manhattan

11/22 – SAT Mock Test, Candid Conversation, and Pizza!

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  Sitting for an SAT mock test is a great opportunity for juniors and seniors to simulate the testing experience in a proctored setting. The SAT is…wait for it…3.75 hours long, that’s 3 hours and 45 minutes, but we know you already know that.That’s a long time to be sitting, and thinking, and sweating, and […]

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Not angry, She simply has Something to Say

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  Here is our second feminine voice of color as we usher in this season of Woman. Here’s a news flash, the season is really 365 days a year. Just consider where all of us would be without Her. This strong-not angry voice is sharing her independent school story, a story familiar to many, but often […]

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Registration Open – Girls of Color & The Women They Become: Looking at Success Through an Independent School Lens 4/12

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Where my girls at? Yes, that was grammatically incorrect. But, there’s just no other way to say it! We are calling all girls of color who attend/attended an independent day or boarding school to spend some time with the RIISE network as we lift you up. We’ve spent a considerable amount of time, and for […]

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Curriculum Blog Series – “Want To Know How To Recognize The Genius In Your Genius?” 5 Traits To Look For

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This is Awesome! Thanks Dr. Joy! Families, are you registered to hear Dr. Joy Lawson Davis discuss social and emotional issues facing advanced learning kids of color at elite institutions? She’s only in town one day, Saturday, 2/22 10:00-11:30 am at the IDEAL School of  Manhattan. Don’t miss her. Read all about it and Register here… […]

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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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Reflections on a Blog Post – The Verdict – A Letter to My Son, by a White Mother

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  The hardest letter I’ve ever had to write was the letter to my young son in the wake of the verdict to Trayvon’s murder. This blog post by Angie Bergeson, Head of School at The IDEAL School of Manhattan, is actually part of a longer collaboration that Angie and I are journeying together. Although […]

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