Education


Out of Mississippi: Struggling To Revive the Dixie Diaspora

By Andrew Muchin

As long as there has been a Diaspora, the fate of struggling communities has mobilized Jewish philanthropists and planners, who pour in resources and personnel everywhere, from the former Soviet Union to North Africa.For Macy Hart, those kinds of efforts are needed closer to home, in places such as Selma, Ala., and Natchez, Miss.For Jewish life inRead More


For Early Childhood Educators, Some Overdue Respect From Reform Movement

By Alana Newhouse

An organization is being established to serve the educators of the Reform movement’s early-childhood centers, officials announced at a conference this week.“We have a vision of an organization that can serve as a network, as a support system and as a professional body for early-childhood educators,” said Nancy Bossov, director of earlyRead More


EDUCATION DESK

By Sam Pepper

Israeli astronaut Colonel Ilan Ramon, who flew aboard the space shuttle Columbia this week, conducted an experiment on Mediterranean dust and climate that was conceived, built and managed by scientists from Tel Aviv University. It is being discussed as a possible permanent addition to the International Space Station.Two additional Israeli-designedRead More


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