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Islander Middle School, Mercer Island, WA – May 20, 2020

by George J Elbaum Islander Middle School (IMS) is the only public middle school (grades 6 thru 8) on Mercer Island.  Its enrollment is approximately 1100 students with 28% minority.  IMS utilizes district-adopted curriculum as the foundation for its core … Continue reading

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Catholic Memorial School, West Roxbury, MA – May 18, 2020

by George J Elbaum Catholic Memorial School (CM) is an all-boys college preparatory school (grades 7–12) with an attendance of 732 students (650 in grades 9-12) and a stated purpose to “prepare boys for college, manhood and a world full of … Continue reading

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Arroyo High School, San Lorenzo, CA (again) – May 13, 2020

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 9th consecutive … Continue reading

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College Park High School, Pleasant Hill, CA – May 1, 2020

by George J Elbaum College Park High School has a current enrollment of 2022 students of which 50% are minority and 22% are economically disadvantaged.  Despite these demographics, it is far above California state average of college and career readiness, … Continue reading

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Arroyo High School, San Lorenzo, CA – April 28, 2020

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 9th consecutive … Continue reading

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Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle, WA – April 21, 2020

by George J Elbaum My very first talk was on Yom Hashoah ten years ago, April 10, 2010, organized by MIT Hillel at the Boston Holocaust Memorial.  It was a painful experience, but immediately afterwards I was encouraged by the … Continue reading

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3gSF Jewish Family and Children’s Services, San Francisco, CA – April 20, 2020

by George J Elbaum 3gSF is a group formed by the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors of the JFCS Holocaust Center, and my talk was organized by Penny Savryn, the Center’s Program Coordinator.  Of necessity, it was not presented in person … Continue reading

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American Technion Society, NY, NY – March 20, 2020

by George J Elbaum This talk was not presented in person but online via Zoom video for the staff of the American Technion Society, all working from their homes as necessitated by the current COVID-19 pandemic requiring “sheltering in place.”

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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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