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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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Castro Valley High School, Castro Valley, CA – December 10, 2019

by George J Elbaum Castro Valley High School (CVHS) is a comprehensive 9-12 public high school with 2800+ students of high diversity.  In the 10th grade, students study the history of the Holocaust as part of the coverage of World … Continue reading

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Jewish Family and Children’s Services “The Next Chapter”, San Francisco, CA – December 8, 2019

by George J Elbaum Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) is a San Francisco Bay Area social services organization whose mission statement is “Serving individuals and families of all faiths and backgrounds, guided by the Jewish value of caring for those … Continue reading

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Hillview Junior High School, Pittsburg, CA – November 22, 2019

by George J Elbaum Hillview Junior High School is a public school with current attendance of 978 students in grades 6-8.  Its student body has very high diversity: 58% Hispanic, 22% Black, 10% Asian, 6% White, and 4% other, of … Continue reading

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San Mateo High School, San Mateo, CA – November 20, 2019

by George J Elbaum San Mateo High School (SMHS) is a National Blue Ribbon[3] comprehensive 4-year high school with a beautiful campus which opened in 1927 (see photo below).  Its attendance is 1670 students of high diversity: 44% Hispanic, 27% Asian, 19% White, … Continue reading

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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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