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The Achieve Program, San Francisco, CA – April 18, 2021

by George J Elbaum The Achieve Program is a year-round, four-year high school scholarship and academic enrichment program for underserved students from low-income families.  By providing tuition grants plus quality educational and extensive individual support, Achieve increases the options and opportunities for its … Continue reading

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Otay Ranch High School, Chula Vista, CA – April 14, 2021 via video

by George J Elbaum Otay Ranch High School is a 4-year high school with somewhat unusual demographics: its 2372 student body is comprised of 59% Hispanic, 18% Filipino, 8% two or more races, 6% White, 5% Black, and 4% Asian.  … Continue reading

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Jewish Family and Children’s Services, San Francisco, CA – April 8, 2021 Yom HaShoah via video

by George J ElbaumMy very first talk was on Yom HaShoah 11 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 audience … Continue reading

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California High School, San Ramon, CA – March 29 & 30, 2021 (2 groups) via video

by George J Elbaum California High School (CalHigh), San Ramon, CA, has an enrollment of 2777 students in grades 9 thru 12 and a truly excellent academic record: while attaining a 4-year graduation rate of 99% vs. state average of 85%, it … Continue reading

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The Bay School, San Francisco, CA – March 25, 2021 PM via video

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.  With almost 400 students in grades 9 through 12, Bay balances challenging academics and innovative thinking with … Continue reading

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Institute for Holocaust Education, Omaha, NE – Week of Understanding, Fremont High School – March 25, 2021 AM via video

by George J Elbaum  The Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE) of Omaha, NE, was established in 2001 with the mission to provide educational resources, workshops, survivor testimony, and integrated arts programming to middle and high school students. IHE’s annual Week of … Continue reading

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Institute for Holocaust Education, Omaha, NE – Week of Understanding, St. Mary’s Catholic School – March 24, 2021 via video

by George J Elbaum The Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE) of Omaha, NE, was established in 2001 with the mission to provide educational resources, workshops, survivor testimony, and integrated arts programming to middle and high school students. IHE’s annual Week of … Continue reading

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Arroyo High School, San Lorenzo, CA – March 16, 2021 via video

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 10th consecutive year … Continue reading

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Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island, WA – March 3, 2021 via video

by George J Elbaum Mercer Island High School (MIHS) has a total enrollment of 1521 students including Crest Learning Center, an alternative program largely focused on community-based learning in smaller classes.  US News Best Schools ranks MIHS as #8 in Washington and #527 … Continue reading

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Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island, WA – February 24, 2021 via video

by George J Elbaum Mercer Island High School (MIHS) has a total enrollment of 1521 students including Crest Learning Center, an alternative program largely focused on community-based learning in smaller classes.  US News Best Schools ranks MIHS as #8 in … Continue reading

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