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College Park High School, Pleasant Hill, CA – May 11, 2023

by George J Elbaum College Park High School is a highly rated public school with a current enrollment of 2050 students of which 60% are minority, 23% are economically disadvantaged, 10% are first-generation college students, and 6.1% are English Language learners.  … Continue reading

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Methuen High School, Methuen, MA – May 4, 2023

by George J Elbaum Methuen High School (MHS) is a public secondary school serving grades 9-12.  It has an enrollment of 1950, of which 48% is minority and 47% from low-income families.  The Holocaust is taught at MHS as part of … Continue reading

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Open Window School, Bellevue, WA – April 25, 2023

by George J Elbaum Open WindowSchool  (OWS) is an independent school for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade who have been formally identified as intellectually gifted.  The school’s mission is to nurture and inspire students of high intellectual ability. Its current … Continue reading


Temple Israel, Boston, MA – April 10, 2023

by George J Elbaum Temple Israel is the second oldest congregation in the Boston area, and the largest Reform congregation in New England. Founded in 1854 in Boston, its long history follows the rise of the local Jewish community. The … Continue reading

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Natick High School, Natick, MA – March 28, 2023

by George J Elbaum Natick High School is an urban/suburban public high school serving 1626 students in grades 9–12.  Per Public School Review, it rates in the top 10% in Massachusetts in overall academic performance in standardized test scores (Math and Reading/Language) and top … Continue reading

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Holocaust Center for Humanity Survivor Encyclopedia, Seattle, WA – March 10, 2023

by George J Elbaum The Holocaust Center for Humanity Survivor Encyclopedia project features survivors and eye-witnesses who live or have lived in Washington State.  They challenge us to understand history through personal narrative – to see complex human beings behind the facts. Their stories … Continue reading

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Sebastian Questa Elementary, Mountain House, CA – March 8, 2023

by George J Elbaum Sebastian Questa Elementary is a public elementary school K-8 with current enrollment of 843 students of very high diversity: 43% Asian, 16% White, 14% Hispanic, 11% Filipino, 7% Black, and 9% all other.  The school’s academic … Continue reading

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Twin Falls Middle School, North Bend, WA – February 27, 2023

by George J Elbaum Twin Falls Middle School, located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains with an enrollment of 850 students in grades 6-8, considers its mission as being based on “Relationships, Rigor and Relevance” as a “professional learning … Continue reading

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Thornton High School, Daly City, CA – February 15, 2023

by George J Elbaum Thornton High School is a public, alternative school with current attendance of 104 students, primarily in grades 11-12, of which 91% are minority and 45% are economically disadvantaged.  The school’s program is designed to provide the opportunity … Continue reading

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The Bay School, San Francisco, CA – February 13, 2023

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, and ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California.  With 374 students in grades 9 through … Continue reading

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