Category Archives: enrollment

Reviews for (AFRO)DITE: A Black Girls Guide To PWI’s

Click here to purchase {Afro)dite (Afro)dite is not just essential reading for young black girls in predominantly white educational institutions.  If schools are, indeed, committed to the holistic education of all students, Collins’ poetry shows us the radically empathetic vision required to make this an authentic reality.   These are not poems for the faint of heart; they are […]

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Post # 7: What We’ve Learned. Independent School Educators.

Over the years we’ve experienced how the selective process of independent school teacher recruitment benefits overall classroom dynamics, curriculum, and student outcomes. Independent school educators tend to be passionate and empowered about teaching. They come prepared, not just with degrees but areas of expertise. They are enthusiastic and many share their outside interests through after-school […]

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Post #6: What We’ve Learned. Parent Development.

As RIISE celebrates a decade of inspiring families of color to experience an independent school education, post #5: ‘What We’ve Learned’, has gone way back. This 2009, repost reminds parents of color and parents of children of color to show up whenever and however they can in independent school settings. We know how important parent […]

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Square Peg, Round Hole: enrollment and independent school fit

  There’s not one email from my head of school that I won’t open. He is innovative and I appreciate his leadership style. His most recent communication was an invitation for families to re-enroll. The invitation declared the school’s recommitment to the ongoing success of the educational program, as well as empathy for the sacrifices […]

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