Monthly Archives: May 2014

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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6/4 P.A.L. Workshop Series – Preventing Summer Slide – Supporting Your Child’s Gifts & Talents All Summer Long

PREVENTING SUMMER SLIDE: Supporting your Child’s Gifts & Talents All Summer Long   On average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math over the summer. Some students also lose more than two months in reading achievement, but parents can help change that. Keep those minds on fire this summer with math, […]

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guest blog-The STEM Connection: Gaining Admission to Highly Selective Universities

RIISE thanks guest blogger, Robert Jones for helping us connect the dots through STEM education! Most parents of students attending independent schools want their children to be admitted to highly selective colleges.  What can you do to prepare them beyond giving them an independent school secondary education?  One route is to provide enrichment as early […]

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Ultimate Science Street Fair 6/1 #NYC

Our friends at Parents of Accelerated Learners shared this fun family event for the holiday weekend in Washington Square Park! REGISTRATION –

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Will economic equity detract from racial & ethnic equity in independent schools?

As I look back on this school year I ask myself, once again, ‘why am I such a proponent of private, independent school education?’ I ask myself that question often as I justify the inherent challenges my family must address or ignore in an effort to acquire distinguished education for our kids. So, what are […]

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New RIISE Member School! The Town School

We are delighted to welcome to The Town School to our network of schools who are extending how they connect and build relationships with families of color for sustainable recruitment and well-balanced retention of a private independent education. We look forward to sharing & supporting what Town does best through it’s community of current families […]

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RIISE Welcomes Research & Analysis Director, Alissa Mayers!

  Our network continues to benefit from like-minded folks eager to support equitable & inclusive success in private, independent school education. Earlier, we introduced you to our esteemed advisory team. And, along with this phenomenal board of advisors, we continue to receive support from parents, students and alumni who intentionally balance the experiences – successes […]

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Affirmative Action & the Recent Supreme Court Decision, A multicultural perspective

Elizabeth Pérez Azérad, MD RIISE Multicultural Advisor   No doubt, I am a beneficiary of affirmative action.  Because of my educational journey I have a deep interest in the recent Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action for use in the college admission process. As a Mexican-American growing up in a largely Anglo-Saxon […]

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June 7! Registration OPEN for Recruitment+Retention – RIISE Parent Power Conference ’14

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RIISE Spotlight: Jubilee Johnson – School President @ Greenwich Academy!

At a recent Greenwich Academy Parents of Color event, RIISE had the good fortune to meet an extraordinary young lady, Jubilee Johnson, a rising senior recently elected as school president! Jubilee’s personality is infectious. We are happy to introduce you to what inspires her and makes her so darn jubilant! Parent involvement has something to […]

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