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Betsy B.
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews Common Sense Media Executive Editor, Common Sense Media
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Betsy's experiences working in online parenting and entertainment content were the perfect preparation for her role as Common Sense's executive editor of ratings and reviews. After earning bachelor's and master's degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 1997, she began her editorial career at and then served as an editor at,, and AOL's Digital City before working as the site content manager at Netflix for three years -- and then joining Common Sense Media in 2006. She's a lifelong movie and TV fan (favorites include The Princess Bride30 RockSome Like It HotSaturday Night Live, and Star Wars) and is delighted to have a job that makes keeping up on celebrity and pop culture news a necessity -- albeit harder to do now that she has an elementary schooler and preschooler at home. In her role at Common Sense, Betsy has had the privilege of moderating a Comic-Con panel, serving as a juror for the San Francisco Film Festival, touring the set of Imagination Movers, interviewing filmmakers like The Good Dinosaur's Peter Sohn, and much more. She is also a member of the Alliance of Women Film JournalistsGoogle+

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9 Great Movies for the Middle School Classroom
posted on September 1, 2017
Try one of these thought-provoking documentaries to get kids thinking (and learning).
9 Great Movies for the High School Classroom
posted on November 8, 2016
Thought-provoking documentaries -- many with teacher materials -- will get kids thinking (and learning).

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