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Mar 27, 2014

Zlata Filipovic Foreword

The Freedom Writers Diary Foreword by Zlata Filipovic During the years of the Sarajevan war, an unlikely hero emerged from the rubble. 11-year-old Zlata Filipovic, armed with her diary, faced unimaginable odds as her country sunk deeper into hate and intolerance. In an effort to salvage what was left of her childhood, as well a ..
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Oct 25, 2013

Sage Educational Psychology

(http://sagelep.com/) Sage Educational Psychology Katy Tinsley is a Licensed Educational Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has had 20 years of experience in education. Katy now runs Sage Educational Psychology in Huntington Beach, CA. FWF: What is Sage Educational Psychology? Ka ..
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Oct 25, 2013

Teaching Hope One School at a Time

Teaching Hope: One School at a Time The Freedom Writers Foundation has been privileged to come into contact with many amazing people throughout the world. Recently, we were able to meet the founder of My Life My Power, Daniel Puder. Daniel, a former MMA fighter and the WWE’s Tough Enough Champion, founded My Life My Power to &ldqu ..
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Oct 25, 2013

Dealing with Dyslexia

Dealing with Dyslexia A Q&A with original Freedom Writer Sue Ellen Alpizar FWF: What learning disability do you battle with? Sue Ellen Alpizar: Dyslexia FWF: How did it affect your academic performance? SEA: I used to get a lot of negative critiques from teachers, which truly affected my self &nd ..
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Oct 25, 2013

Freedom Writers Diary #70 Dyslexia

The Freedom Writers Diary Diary #70 Dyslexia Dear Diary, John Tu donated thirty-five computers to our class, and what a difference they make! Ms. G said we’re not limited to just using them on English assignments. She’s going to let us use them for projects for our other classes before and after school. The most am ..
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Jun 26, 2013

Fueling The Fire

Fueling the Fire: What we teach about gender can shape the lives of our students By Freedom Writer Teacher, Darnell Moore I was a thirteen-year old, skinny, nerdy looking eighth-grade student when it happened. I can vividly recall walking back from Nelly’s, the neighborhood corner store, a short distance from my grandparent ..
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Jun 26, 2013

Freedom Writer Diary #127 Homosexuality

The Freedom Writers Diary Diary #127 Homosexuality Dear Diary, For the past four years we have been learning about tolerance and how you should accept everyone no matter what. Well, acceptance isn’t something that comes naturally for people who have to deal with me. Many people don’t accept me when they find out I&r ..
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Jun 26, 2013

Teaching Hope Diary #75 A Teacher's Sexual Orientation

(http://www.freedomwritersfoundation.org/store.html) Teaching Hope Diary #75 "A Teacher's Sexual Orientation" “Can I ask you a question?” The chat window appears as I’m working my way through a pile of subpar essays. “You just did, but go ahead and ask another one.” &ld ..
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May 29, 2013

Scholarship Raffle

Scholarship Raffle On April 15, the Freedom Writers Foundation held a screening of our documentary, "Stories From an Undeclared War," and scholarship fundraiser at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. The free screening was kindly hosted by the Aquarium staff and included a question and answer session with Erin Gruwell and several of  ..
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May 29, 2013

Freedom Writer Scholar Ceirsti Macomber

Ceirsti Macomber 2013 Freedom Writer Scholar Ceirsti Macomber and her six brothers and sisters moved from home to home until her sophmore year of high school. Her home life was unpredictable and often dangerous. She transferred from school to school, and hardly had an opportunity to stay settled. As a sophmore, she finally moved in with a  ..
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