Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775
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Rabbi Mordechai Wecker certainly knows how to relate to high school students. After all, he has seven children of his own -- two boys and five girls ranging in age from 12 to 25 years old -- and has also taught for 21 years at the Maimonides School just outside of Boston. Wecker began putting all of that accumulated experience...
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Invest some time studying seven money-saving tips
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Many parents have a love/hate relationship with the back-to-school season. They love that their children will be back in class, but they hate the costs associated with it all. According to the National Retail Federation, families in the United States are expected to shell out $17.6 billion on back-to-school gear this season, up from $13.4 billion last...
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As school buses start to roll out, so, too, will the mounds and mounds of homework. According to the U.S. Department of Education, kids who complete more homework score better on standardized tests and get better grades than students who do less. Consult any parenting or education Web site, magazine or book, and one of the primary tips offered for...
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While Paul Mekler excels in his work as a junior at Northeast High, the Russian immigrant can admittedly use a hand prepping for his SATs, filling out college applications and writing entrance essays. And as part of the Jewish Employment and Vocational Service's Tuttleman/Lasko Youth Summer Internship Program, he receives such assistance free of charge. The internship is part of...
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The smiles that lit up the faces of three eighth-grade graduates in May were right in sync with the name of the organization, OROT -- meaning "lights" in Hebrew -- that made it possible for them to graduate alongside their classmates. OROT, which began in 1998, supports special-needs education in five local Jewish day schools. Students receive an individualized curriculum...
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