Summary: During the latter half of the 2010-11 school year, I shadowed a sixth-grade Wellesley Middle School class as students learned about world religions. The class had been under scrutiny because of a past field trip to a mosque, where a handful of boys ended up praying. Click on the link below to read my Aug. 28, 2011 article in The Boston Globe Magazine about the school’s experiences teaching about religion.
Reaction: The article drew extensive reader reaction. Dozens of readers wrote letters to the editor, and at least 100 commented online. It also won second prize in 2012 Education Reporting Awards contest, sponsored by the Education Writers Association.