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OROT’s Day School Revolution

OROT  is the primary organization in the area for providing services for Jewish day school students with learning disabilities. The Schwartzbaum family’s journey to Northeast...
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Enabling Students to Get Off the Bench and Into Class

A $100,000 Joshua Venture grant launches a New York Jewish school’s program promoting more inclusive classrooms.  NEW YORK — Standing in the back of an...
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Gratz to Close Big Chunk of its High School Program

The once-iconic institution of Jewish learning for local teenagers is severely cutting back its operations.   A once-iconic institution of learning for local teenagers is severely...
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Hebrew Charter Schools and Israeli Political Corruption?

A Haaretz article implies there is something untoward about the Israeli government allocating funds to American Hebrew charter schools. But is there really?  Has a...
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New Initiatives Spark New Hebrew School Models

New grants and initiatives spark new thinking for supplementary Jewish education. If you walk through the main entrance of Temple Sholom in Broomall, you’ll notice...
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Students Give Voice to Reimagining Hebrew School

Students from 20 area synagogues came together at a youth summit to share their thoughts on what an ideal supplementary Jewish education program would...
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A Plan for Strengthening Jewish Early Childhood Education

Put Jewish preschools on the radar screen of young families with an eye toward bringing them into the communal fold, a Denver foundation officer...
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Portland Preschool Pushes Boundaries of Jewish Outdoors Education

Founders of the first Jewish school in southeast Portland aim to have children spend virtually the entire day outside, cooking in a wood-burning oven...
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New Players on the Jewish Educational Landscape

There's a new Orthodox boys' high school in town and another Orthodox grade school in the works. But can the community support these additions? When...
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Survey Shows Changing Face of Day School

Jewish day school attendees are on the rise nationally, with Orthodox students leading the trend, while local numbers have remained relatively flat. More students are...