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Beacon Academy, Boston, MA – February 27, 2020 PM

by George J Elbaum Beacon Academy (Beacon) is a 14-month school between 8th and 9th grades designed to close the achievement gap for a cadre of Boston’s bright and determined students and prepare them for high school.  It was founded in … Continue reading

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Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School, South Easton, MA – February 27, 2020 AM

by George J Elbaum Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School  (Southeastern) is a public high school with a high diversity enrollment of 1,416 students in grades 9-12 offering a diverse range of educational, vocational and technical programs.  The school’s multi-pronged education … Continue reading

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Fletcher Middle School, Palo Alto, CA – February 20, 2020

by George J Elbaum Fletcher Middle School has a diverse enrollment of 715 students in grades 6-8 and has earned high rankings by NICHE:  A+ Overall and in Academics, and 6th place among 2,575 Best Public Middle Schools in California, … Continue reading

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Thornton High School, Daly City, CA – February 11, 2020

by George J Elbaum Thornton High School is a public, alternative school with current attendance of 124 students, primarily in grades 11-12, and its continuation program is designed to provide the opportunity for students to earn academic credits and meet the … Continue reading

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NextRoll, San Francisco, CA – February 10, 2020

by George J Elbaum A few days before my January 27 talk commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (see previous post), I received an unusual email.  The writer, Robert Goren, heard about the planned speaking engagement, checked my website and … Continue reading

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Manny’s in the Mission, San Francisco, CA – January 27, 2020

by George J Elbaum Manny’s in the Mission is an unusual San Francisco institution which prides itself on being “a people powered and community focused meeting and learning place which combines a restaurant, political bookshop, and civic events space.”  Its … Continue reading

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American Indian Public Charter School, Oakland, CA – December 12, 2019

by George J Elbaum American Indian Public Charter School (AIPCS), is a K-8 charter school with predominantly low-income, minority students and current enrollment of 794 that has had an unusual history since its founding in 1996.  Its current incarnation, however, is … Continue reading

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