Tag Archives: RIISE Town Hall

Listening to Our Kids

Last evening RIISE attended POCIS/DAIS Panel Discussion: What Kids Wish Adults Knew About Being a Student of Color at an Independent School, held at the beautiful new upper school of Grace Church School in Cooper Square.The panel consisted of seven (7) brilliant, confident, and witty students from middle and upper divisions. Most began their indie […]

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Three Things H-Town and The Boogie Down Have in Common

I. People of Color II. Independent Schools III. Passion Dec 6-8 the NAIS People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership will be held in Houston -birthplace of Beyonce and affectionately known in the urban dictionary as H-Town. This year PoCC celebrates a milestone – 25 years of serving faculty and administrators of color at our […]

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Guest Blog – Head of School, Steve Nelson – Ask, Then Listen

        One of life’s unheeded principles: If you want to know how people feel, ask them. Then listen. Since the recent article in the New York Times about the experience of students of color in independent schools, a flurry of commentary ensued, including on the RIISE blog. Many, perhaps most, of the […]

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