Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JEFeature
For 9-year-old Noah Brinton, helping his father fill a shopping cart with pencils, erasers and notebooks at the Staples store in Narberth can mean only one thing. "Going back to school!" announced the boy, who will enter the fourth grade in September. The back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, and while it may not rival the December rush, stores...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The 2004 documentary Paper Clips tells the story of the small town of Whitwell, Tenn., where a certain group of middle-school students undertook a remarkable project: filling a railway car with 11 million paper clips -- one for each victim of the Holocaust. Now, the Jess Kedson Foundation and the National Council of Jewish Women have been spreading the message...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Most students view their summer vacation as a respite from school -- a chance to leave studying behind, enjoy the weather and chill out with friends. But for others, like Philadelphia-area teens Tyler Harris and Jessica Rose, summer is when they spend some of their precious downtime learning to become leaders. For instance, at BBYO's International Training Leadership Conference, they...
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Four educators at the Tiferet Bet Israel preschool in Blue Bell have completed a 40-week class in preparation for the Child Development Associate Credential. It involved 120 hours of classroom work, parent evaluations, hands-on projects, and on-the-job supervision and observations. Upon assessment by the Council for Professional Development, the teachers will be awarded six college credits from Montgomery County Community...
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In addition to a new name, the school's also getting a new address
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has purchased a 35-acre campus, worth roughly $30 million, located in Delaware County's Radnor Township -- a move officials there hope will lead to the creation of a communal and educational hub for the Main Line, one modeled partly on the more than 20-year-old Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park. Akiba Hebrew Academy will...
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