Saturday, August 29, 2015 Elul 14, 5775
Sydelle Zove had been writing on the walls with some other kids in the third-floor bathroom of Thomas K. Finletter Elementary School. But someone snitched on her alone. So while everyone else was sent home for lunch, the seventh-grader had to wait on the dreaded long oak bench outside the principal's office. "I just remember being called in. They wanted...
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Helene Z. Tigay is preparing to step down as executive director of the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education after 20 years with the organization, 18 of them spent in her current post. While the lifelong educator said that she isn't exactly leaving a "To Do" list behind for her successor, she acknowledged that there's still plenty left to do...
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Psychiatrist/neurologist offers new insight into affliction
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
It took a while -- almost a century -- for the assumptions made about dyslexia in 1896 to catch up with Dr. Harold N. Levinson's theory, first espoused in 1973, about what he felt to be the cause of the malady. "Dyslexia has remained a scientific enigma, defying most attempts at medical understanding, diagnosis, prediction, treatment and prevention," explains Levinson,...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Politz Hebrew Academy is more than a school, it's like a family, according to parent and PTO president Dolly Orbach. "Children at the school feel loved and cared for," she says. And she should know: The Orbachs' children, Mattan and Tal, attend the elementary school. Politz is a 25-year-old Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, where general studies and Judaic...
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With the job market looking grim and showing few signs of turning around, now might not be such a bad time to be in college or graduate school -- preferably in a multiyear program, or at least until the unemployment rate declines and economists stop using the "R" word. Still, it's no secret that colleges and universities are deeply affected...
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