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Funders Team Up To Boost Day Schools

The Narberth-based Kohelet Foundation is teaming up with the national AVI CHAI Foundation to provide up to $3 million in matching funds in an...
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Two-Sided Budget

For Philadelphia's organized Jewish community, this might well be a tale of two state budgets.The first represents the best of times: Pennsylvania's $27.66 billion...
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Yeshiva Making a Name for Itself

As spring weather brightened the hallways at Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Merion Station this semester, students raced newly created robots, tinkered on a...
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Vouching for School Choice

Sensing an opportunity to make school vouchers a reality in Pennsylvania -- and a potentially big jump in government funds for day school parents...
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Rwanda and Its Relevant Lessons

Even though the Holocaust ended nearly 70 years ago, Jamie Etkind's parents still avoid buying German cars. Even though the Holocaust ended nearly 70 years...
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Class Act: Grads Take on Reality

The headlines are stark, even dire: "Recent college graduates face educational second thoughts," reports The Philadelphia Inquirer. "Prospects dim for new grads seeking jobs,"...
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The (Mock) Votes Are In

Avi Romanoff spent months preparing to play the role of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in a mock school primary.The 15-year-old sophomore at the...
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Learning Quality Values From the Start

Tiny hands shoot up as Leslie Maizel selects two volunteers for a role-play exercise at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El's preschool in Wynnewood. She positions the...
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Local School Leaders Visit Israeli ‘Village’ Devoted to At-Risk Youth

As leaders of two Philadelphia schools for kids who struggle with poverty or foster care, Gabriel Kuriloff and Autumn Graves face extra obstacles as...

Making Hebrew School Accessible

Jackie Bobrin doubted her 8-year-old son Ethan would be able to attend religious school. "Regular" life was difficult enough with the behaviors his doctors...