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Francisco Middle School, San Francisco, CA – November 12, 2019

by George J Elbaum Francisco Middle School was established in 1924, and during its more than 90 years of history has served many illustrious students, such as baseball legend Joe DiMaggio and 9/11 hero Betty Ann Ong.  Now its very … Continue reading

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Oceana High School, Pacifica, CA – November 8, 2019

by George J Elbaum Oceana High School is a small public high school in northern Pacifica, CA, with a high diversity student body of 622 students, of which 79% are minority and 34% are economically disadvantaged.  Nevertheless, it has a 4-year … Continue reading

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Licton Springs K-8 School, Seattle, WA – November 5, 2019 PM

by George J Elbaum Nine years ago, almost to the day, I told my story for the first time to young students.  It was at Seattle’s Alternative School #1 to the 7th & 8th grade classes of teacher Jo Cripps, and that … Continue reading

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Franklin High School, Seattle, WA – November 5, 2019 AM

by George J Elbaum Franklin High School (FHS) first opened its doors in 1912 as the second purpose-built high school in Seattle, and when in 1986 the city’s School Board proposed to tear down its beautiful neo-Classical building, the Landmark … Continue reading

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St. Luke School, Shoreline, WA – November 4, 2019 PM

by George J Elbaum This was the 4th time I spoke at St. Luke School in the last 8 years, and each time I truly looked forward to returning.  My key memories of the previous visits were of an inspirational teacher, … Continue reading

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Roosevelt High School, Seattle, CA – November 4, 2019 AM

by George J Elbaum Roosevelt High School (RHS) was opened in 1922 and named after President Theodore Roosevelt, and with current enrollment of more than 1700 students it ranks as 2nd largest public high school in Seattle.  According to Best … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco, CA – October 28, 2019

by George J Elbaum Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (SHCP) is an innovative Catholic high school with enrollment of 1300 students and a dynamic blend of liberal arts, scientific inquiry, and 21st-century pedagogy which develops resourceful, independent thinkers.   The school prides … Continue reading

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