Monthly Archives: May 2018

KIPP King Collegiate High School, San Lorenzo, CA – May 16, 2018

by George J Elbaum KIPP King Collegiate High School is a public charter high school opened in 2007, named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and dedicated to getting students from low-income communities to and through college.  Its stated mission … Continue reading


Taylor Middle School, Millbrae, CA – May 10, 2018

by George J Elbaum Taylor Middle School first opened in 1939 and is a true historical landmark with its Spanish Mission architecture, prominent dome and red clay tile roof.  Over these 79 years the school has grown with the times … Continue reading

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Tennyson High School, Hayward, CA – May 9, 2018

by George J Elbaum Tennyson High School is a comprehensive public high school in Hayward, CA, with approximately 1,300 students. The school is extremely diverse (69% Hispanic, 9% Black, 7% Asian, of which 81% are from low-income families) and for … Continue reading

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Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA – May 4, 2018

by George J Elbaum The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) exhibit, Tour and Talk: Resilience, Holocaust, and the Architecture of Life, asks the question: “How do we move forward from the past while vowing to never forget?”  The architecture of The CJM is … Continue reading

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Arroyo High School, San Lorenzo, CA – April 27, 2018 PM

by George J Elbaum Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, across the bay from San Francisco, has a high diversity student body of approximately 1,800 students. It is organized into several “schools within a school,” and this is the 7th  consecutive … Continue reading

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The Bay School, San Francisco, CA – April 27, 2018 AM

by George J Elbaum Founded in 2004, The Bay School (Bay) is an independent, coeducational college preparatory high school in the Presidio of San Francisco.  With more than 350 students in grades 9 through 12, Bay balances challenging academics and innovative thinking … Continue reading

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American High School, Fremont, CA – April 25, 2018

by George J Elbaum This was my 4th visit to American High School (AHS), which has an enrollment of 2200 students and, in addition to the usual common core academic program, it has a Sophomore Global Studies program run by teachers Wali … Continue reading

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Antioch High School, Antioch, CA – April 23, 2018

by George J Elbaum Antioch High School  has enrollment of 1947 students of high diversity: 48% Hispanic, 22% White, 20% Black, 3% Filipino, 4% all others, and 73% of the total are from low-income families.  Its teaching staff is 83 full-time … Continue reading

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