The Kohelet Foundation announced today the inaugural year of its Kohelet Prize. The unrestricted $36,000 prize will be awarded to educators or teams of educators, who currently work in Jewish day schools and whose work skillfully demonstrates a progressive approach to education in the following six categories: Interdisciplinary Integration Real-World Learning Learning Environment Differentiated Instruction Development of … [Read more...] about Kohelet Foundation Launches Kohelet Prize
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The Association of Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE) will merge with the Reform Youth Professionals Association (RYPA), bringing into one organization all Reform Jewish professionals who engage and educate youth in synagogues, camps, and other Jewish entities. The merger will take effect this month, July 2016. The merger not only recognizes the value youth engagement professionals bring to the field of Jewish education and to Jewish life, but … [Read more...] about Professional Associations of Reform Educators and Youth Professionals to Merge
By Eran Vaisben, Ed.D In 2008 I served as the Education Director at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame, California. It was my first year in this position and I was curious to know how my religious school students were learning at their elementary and middle schools in the morning, before attending my program in the afternoon. I called one of the local public school vice principals and asked to observe one or two lessons for a few hours. He … [Read more...] about Don’t Stand Idly By; Join the Education Tech Revolution
By Rabbi Maury Grebenau I have now been principal in two schools which, while both Modern Orthodox in denomination, had a student population from a wide range of Jewish religious backgrounds. At both schools, in addition to our Orthodox students, we had students who identified as Conservative, Reform and unaffiliated. Some families were even anti-religious in their outlook and were in the school to avoid the public school system, make sure … [Read more...] about Top 10 Lessons I have Learned as a Principal in Schools with a Broad Religious Spectrum
By Jeff Kiderman “Day schools ... are having trouble paying their bills. The problem is, the predominant sources of their income - parents - are having even more trouble keeping up with rising tuition.” “The Jewish community has virtually disowned those of us of moderate income.” “It has been said, only partly in jest, that the high cost of day school education promotes birth control.” If you’d assume, as I would, that … [Read more...] about The Tuition Crisis at 20: What Now?