Author Archives: Gina Parker Collins

A Boarding School Interview: Susan Mantilla-Goin @ Fay School

We’re counting down to RIISEMV19 Events! In anticipation of the first of two – Building Boarding School Networks on August 12 (join us), we checked in with one of our thought-leader panelists, Susan Mantilla-Goin at Fay School in Southborough, CT, located about 90 miles from the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard! RIISE: Susan, how long have […]

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Dear Parents…

“I watched the classroom like I watched the streets because I knew part of the answer was there.” James Baldwin This weekend, I was inspired to respond to a distressing post I was tagged in. For me, it brought the past thirteen years in community with an independent school altogether as would the last piece […]

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May 8 – Navigating The Independent School Process: School Curriculum

  Ever wondered what elevates an independent school education? What does curriculum look like? How rigorous is it? What enrichment opportunities exist? How culturally competent is it? Is it a good fit for your family? Resources In Independent School Education [RIISE], is thrilled to be back with Mocha Moms Brooklyn on May 8, leading a […]

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White Spaces, Black & Brown Faces: Considering rigor & agency in independent schools

Thirteen years later, I regard my experience as a passionate tug of war between privilege and oppression. I grapple with this persistent binary as a parent of children of color in an independent school, and in my work, I am passionate about. As a parent advocate and school advisor, I am often responding to questions […]

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April 27 [RIISE Parent Power Conference 2019]

We’re back in Harlem for culturally responsive recruitment & enrollment. We invite families of color exploring, or already enrolled in pK-12 independent school education to attend. RSVP TODAY | JOIN US | TELL A FRIEND! 11:00 Conference Welcome 11:10 SHINING – Student of Color Panel 11:50 Parent Power Workshops (concurrent) I Admission plus Cost II […]

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August 12-13 [RIISE Martha’s Vineyard Events 2019]

  Welcome Families & those passionate about educating students of color, Monday 8.12, 11a-2p, Boarding School Networks On The Vineyard @Edgartown Library Register: https://riiseboarding.eventbrite.com – FREE New England is home to more than seventy boarding schools. How many do you pass on your way to the Vineyard? If you’re thinking deeply about ‘a good education’ […]

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RIISE Feature with DiversityIS

We are honored to be part of the inaugural issue of DiversityIS! Read more here. RIISE knows the critical role parents play in the overall success of our children of color in schools. Our independent schools offer tremendous opportunities to excel yet present real challenges with equity, inclusion, and diversity. Public and charter schools struggle too. […]

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RIISE Newsletter – Parents The Time Is Now

Can’t say it enough,   parent engagement is critical! There are infinite ways to engage as a parent. And, engage we must! There is too much going on in the world and in our schools not to be. In fact, it is borderline negligence to be absent from our elite school communities. We have to be aware and […]

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A Cautionary Tale of Two Classrooms

  Over 50 years ago, Chief Justice, Thurgood Marshall delivered the opinion of the Court with Brown v. Board of Education, stating “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. . .” To this day, racial balance is not […]

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RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event – This video says it all!

 

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