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‘The History of Disability Was to Hide It,’ but Waltham Students Bring It to Light

June 19, 2018

By: Cristela Guerra

Source: Boston Globe

There were no tests on the syllabus. There was no homework, per se. In this unique course at Gann Academy in Waltham, the task was to create a museum-worthy exhibit on the history of people with disabilities in America.

“It was entirely student-driven,” said Yoni Kadden, chair of history department at Gann Academy, an independent Jewish high school. “They’re the ones who [found the stories], they’re the ones who came up with the ideas, they’re the ones who did the research, they’re the ones who put this together.”

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