barbaraschillinghurwitz

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Barbara Hurwitz is an educator, traveler and indie author. She enjoys reading, writing, crafts and spending time with her growing family.

Basement Rock Star

Basement Rock Star – Unpublished Watching the first episode of American Idol Season #1 sparked memories of my secret childhood imaginary fame. I stared wide eyed at the television screen holding back laughter and a twinge of regret. I had missed my chance. I was far ahead of my time […]

House of Memories

House of Memories – Unpublished Harry sat at the table with Evie sipping his mint tea as he did every morning. Three weeks had passed since the funeral, but he still felt her presence and talked with her as though she were there beside him. He heard his daughter, Laura, enter […]

America, Beware

America, Beware – Unpublished “Good morning, John.” President Trump reached across his desk and greeted his chief of staff with a prolonged double handshake. I woke this morning with a great idea, one that’s never been done before, not by any other president in the history of this country. With […]

THE NYC HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS CHALLENGE

  The NYC high school application process designed under Mayor Bloomberg was intended to level the academic field, offering equal opportunities to all students regardless of economics, language, or academic achievement. But as many of my followers may know, this process is anything but equitable and is often a nightmare […]

NYC High School Applications

Since the NYC Public High School acceptance letters were sent out last week, the process has been the subject of multiple news articles. Not only is the process confusing at best, it is also discriminatory. The 600 page NYC High School Directory (offered in 10 languages) is given to every […]

“Weather” to Educate

  Baltimore County students began their first week of school on August 24. Many smiling faces headed out doors that day. Children with freshly cut hair, new shoes and school supplies stuffed in backpacks hanging from their shoulders headed off excited to start the school year, meet their teachers and reconnect […]