Education

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Two-Sided Budget

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For Philadelphia's organized Jewish community, this might well be a tale of two state budgets.The first represents the best of times: Pennsylvania's $27.66 billion...
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Yeshiva Making a Name for Itself

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As spring weather brightened the hallways at Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Merion Station this semester, students raced newly created robots, tinkered on a...
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Vouching for School Choice

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Sensing an opportunity to make school vouchers a reality in Pennsylvania -- and a potentially big jump in government funds for day school parents...
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Rwanda and Its Relevant Lessons

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Even though the Holocaust ended nearly 70 years ago, Jamie Etkind's parents still avoid buying German cars. Even though the Holocaust ended nearly 70 years...
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Class Act: Grads Take on Reality

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The headlines are stark, even dire: "Recent college graduates face educational second thoughts," reports The Philadelphia Inquirer. "Prospects dim for new grads seeking jobs,"...
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The (Mock) Votes Are In

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Avi Romanoff spent months preparing to play the role of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in a mock school primary.The 15-year-old sophomore at the...
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Learning Quality Values From the Start

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Tiny hands shoot up as Leslie Maizel selects two volunteers for a role-play exercise at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El's preschool in Wynnewood. She positions the...
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Local School Leaders Visit Israeli ‘Village’ Devoted to At-Risk Youth

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As leaders of two Philadelphia schools for kids who struggle with poverty or foster care, Gabriel Kuriloff and Autumn Graves face extra obstacles as...

Making Hebrew School Accessible

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Jackie Bobrin doubted her 8-year-old son Ethan would be able to attend religious school. "Regular" life was difficult enough with the behaviors his doctors...
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Rabbi to Teach Students, and ‘Touch Their Hearts’

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According to Rabbi Vivian Mayer, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College's vision of successful rabbinic training includes not only imparting knowledge to its students, but also...