Monthly Archives: July 2014

How We Enriched Our Kids Over The Summer

Hey RIISE, this has been a fantastic year, including a decidedly different and exceptional summer for my kids that I am grateful for. Below is part of an email I sent out to our RIISE Promise Club. Since I got an “I love it!” response from Chapin Mom, Tracey McGruder, spirit moved me to post it. […]

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RIISE Summer Series: What Did You Do Over The Break?, with Gloria Fernández-Tearte, MSW, Greenwich Academy

The good news is that there’s a whole month of summer break left. No matter where you find yourself, thinking fondly of highlights already passed or dreaming about memories yet to be made, we want to take this time to share with you the wonder of Summer ’14 with fantastic experiences had by the families and schools […]

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Six Ways to Consider Privilege, from newest RIISE Advisor, Delia Farquharson, LCSW

Meet Delia Farquharson, mother of two indy school girls of color, practicing therapist, and blog radio talk-show host of Discussion with Delia. Our network is delighted to have the resources and support of a professional like Delia whose really inspired to guide us along our academic, social and emotional encounters in independent schools, “Educating the next […]

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7/16- SAT Writing: Rapid Fire Testing & 7/23- Rocking the ACT Essay Section – free webinars

Learn live from TestRocker’s ultimate private tutor, Suniti! Get ahead this summer when you start studying with TestRocker. Go beyond just understanding the fundamentals with our upcoming SAT and ACT live online classes. Prepare now so you can celebrate your score later. Our classes are the perfect FREE opportunity to get in some targeted practice that is […]

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Summer Roadmap for High School Rising Sophomores & Juniors

Summer Roadmap for High School Rising Sophomores & Juniors By Suniti Mathur, co-founder of TestRocker Inc. The college application process is not what it used to be. These days, getting into college is about much more than just good grades and well-written essays. It takes months of extensive research, preparation and effort. Most importantly, families […]

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

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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RIISE Parent Power Conference ’14…a Reflection, by Liz Fernandez

  Almost one month ago, I had the pleasure of attending the RIISE Parent Power Conference at Convent Baptist Church in Harlem. Upon entering the community space, Dr. Howard Stevenson was sharing reflections with those in attendance. The audience, mostly community members curious about independent schools and being better parent advocates, heard Dr. Stevenson explore […]

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What does July Fourth mean to you?

Like most, my family anticipates celebrating summertime with friends during this July Fourth weekend. For me, the meaning of the holiday is not often reflected upon. My thoughts go straight to good grilling and impressive firework displays. That all changed last week in the Vineyard when my attention was drawn to a flyer posted in […]

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