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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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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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How To Be a Total School Fair Rock Star!

  How To Be a Total School Fair Rock Star -before, during, and after best practices   You may have been to a couple of school fairs already. They are one of the most important initial stops on the independent school journey. It’s where you gain knowledge and make that first impression. You can shine bright […]

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FBLIVE: Confessions of A Parent ADVOCATE

   

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