By Paul Bernstein The recent piece “What Do Day Schools Do” is a welcome call to action for data-based decision-making. Day schools, like most institutions in the social sector, are mission-driven organizations, and are actively engaged in assessment to inform and improve the w … [Read more...] about Assessment-driven Growth in Jewish Day Schools and Yeshivas
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By Zev Eleff and Alex Jakubowski In December 2002, in a Forward article, the late Jonathan Woocher admonished the Jewish day school community. He declared that “great Jewish education doesn’t happen serendipitously.” Woocher demanded that schools “experiment,” “assess,” and the … [Read more...] about What Do Day Schools Do?
"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking" Albert Einstein By Rabbi Dr. Morey Schwartz Jewish organizations usually emerge in response to a need. Whether local or national, the needs surface and … [Read more...] about Forty Years Later: Considering the Next Steps for Melton’s Pioneering Signature Core Curriculum
The Covenant Foundation has announced $1.7 million in new grants, highlighting anew the diversity of strengths within the field of Jewish education in North America. “It is so exciting to watch each year as a new class of grantees gets started on building their dream p … [Read more...] about The Covenant Foundation Announces $1.7 million in New Grants for 2020
By Joey Eisman and Josh Sterling Friedman [The following is part of an essay series on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in Jewish education presenting low-barrier methods for infusing SEL into the work of Jewish educators. These ideas are stepping stones on the path to creating … [Read more...] about Motivation and Social and Emotional Learning: Tips for Group-Building for Birthright Israel and Beyond