The Importance of Respecting Religious Holidays, Lesson Learned From My Student
Ashley Koman is a sophomore here who was a part of the BPS Conference 2015. She boldly stood up in front of all of her middle school and high school teachers and spoke about her experience as a Jewish student in our community (see previous blog post).
She spoke openly and honestly about her experience. She also discussed how stressful it is to have homework on a religious holidays. How she couldn't spend quality time bonding with her family because she had to complete an assignment.
This drove home the importance of our school policy to not assign homework or tests during the religious holidays when school is open and in session.
Thank you Ashley for sharing your experience and educating us!
By the way, Ashley is also a talented art student. Here is some of her art:
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Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.
Burlington Public Schools