By Deborah Court and Stuart Zweiter We read with interest and considerable frustration the report by Kardos and Goldring on the first phase results of the CASJE study into effective educational leadership in Jewish day schools. This is an incredibly important area that requires, at this point, less research and more action. While the context and culture of Jewish day schools are somewhat different than public schools and various kinds of … [Read more...] about But What Will We Do About It? A Rejoinder to Susan Kardos and Ellen Goldring
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By Susan Kardos and Ellen Goldring CASJE (the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) recently released findings from the first phase of a study conducted by American Institute of Research (AIR). In Leadership in Context: The Conditions for Success of Jewish Day School Leaders, researchers offer valuable insight about specific leadership practices and the conditions that support them in Jewish day schools. As we discuss below - and … [Read more...] about What is Effective Educational Leadership in Jewish Day Schools and How can it be Nurtured and Sustained?
By Bill Robinson, PhD Claims: Jewish early childhood centers (and similar experiences) are the principal space through which families with young children will (re)discover as a community the profundity and joy of Jewish life. It is also the primary space in which these next generation families will craft the future contours of Jewish life in America. If we accept these claims, then the most vital question that lies before us is simply: How do … [Read more...] about A Simple Guide for a Complex Problem: Engaging Families with Young Children
By Adam Shapiro [This is the third article in our “effective collaboration” series, written by alumni of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary. The Davidson School recently launched the Leadership Commons, which is a project of The Davidson School dedicated to building educational leadership that works together to create a vibrant Jewish future.] When faced with difficult questions, … [Read more...] about Success Achieved: STEM Education in the Jewish Day School as a Result of Effective and Deep Collaboration
Four new Jewish learning agencies - Builders of Jewish Education (Los Angeles), Centre for Jewish Education of UJA Federation of Toronto, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (Boston) and the Community Foundation for Jewish Education of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago - have joined Shinui, the Network for Innovation in Part-Time Jewish Education. The expansion coincides with Shinui's new partnership with The William Davidson Graduate … [Read more...] about Shinui Expands with New Communities and New Partnership with Davidson School