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"Freedom Writers" message comes to Keller school


Last updated 5/30/2018 at 10:03am

Erin Gruwell signs books and poses for photos at an evening event at Keller Elementary School arranged by students after convincing the subject of a popular movie to visit. - Jacob Wagner photo

Erin Gruwell, the teacher who inspired the movie "Freedom Writers," visited Keller Elementary last week at the invitation of the students.

The movie highlights Gruwell's efforts to teach underprivileged students in Southern California to reach their full academic potential. Her methods have been adopted around the world, and include having students write honestly about who they really are. A b...

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