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Jennifer Rich

Jennifer Rich is an assistant professor in the College of Education at Rowan University, and the director of 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

OPINION: Do our divided schools look like a scene out of ‘Mean Girls’ — or a slide into white nationalism?

Students report that they 'want more hard conversations in class'

OPINION: The difficult discussions about gun violence that we can’t afford not to have

'Classroom conversations are one vital way to start small'

history education

OPINION: When do we talk about the migrant caravan? Now

Five ways to discuss what's happening at the U.S.-Mexico border

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