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Jennifer Rich

Jennifer Rich is an assistant professor in the College of Education at Rowan University, and the director of research and education for the Rowan Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Her research and teaching focus on "hard histories” (such as slavery, the internment of Japanese-Americans and the Holocaust), and how teachers can talk about these time periods in more honest and inclusive ways.

Recent Stories

October 27, 2018 — Pittsburgh, PA, United States — Police outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA in the aftermath of the shooting that killed 11 people on October 27.

OPINION: Teachable moments from the Pittsburgh shooting

Change begins with discussions in school and at home

Fred Rogers: March 20, 1928 - Feb. 27, 2003.

OPINION: Mister Rogers’ voice of reason in the tumultuous ’60s still rings true

Recent documentary ‘is equal parts breath of fresh air and punch to the gut’

May 2, 2018, Washington D.C. — Education Secretary Betsy Devos at the Teacher of the Year ceremony at the White House.

OPINION: Betsy DeVos’ slippery slope of religion, ethnicity and race

Rutgers case will likely impact how history is taught in schools

Michelle Pfeiffer in “Dangerous Minds.”

OPINION: Confessions of a white teacher in an urban school

‘I hadn’t a clue’ — What I learned the hard way my rookie year

Jennifer Rich

The importance of difficult conversations in U.S. classrooms: Teaching about the migrant crisis

What educators can do to encourage thoughtful, respectful debate—even among elementary students