Education


Bringing Israeli Education Home

By Gordon Haber

FALL EDUCATION: Americans have long gone to Israel to learn more about Judaism. But now many are going to learn about learning.Read More


A, B, C's or Aleph Bet?

By Deborah Kolben

FALL EDUCATION: Picking a nursery school is a big step for any parent. Choosing between Jewish and non-Jewish preschools makes the decision even more complicated.Read More


Why Social Media Can Be Good

By Allison Fine

FALL EDUCATION: Social media has plenty of benefits for children. They far outweigh the risks of stranger danger, online bullying and bad spelling.Read More


Torah Games and the Future of Learning

By Elissa Strauss

FALL EDUCATION: Rabbi Owen Gottlieb believes that the future of Jewish education is in fun. He spoke about what video games and rabbinic literature have in common.Read More


What’s So Jewish About Test Prep?

By E.B. Solomont

In the early days of Princeton Review, roughly half of the test prep company’s employees were Jewish. Even now, many companies in the field have Jewish founders and tutors.Read More


Student Journals Build Bridges

By Nathan Guttman

A Palestinian professor and an American colleague embarked on a mission to make sure Israeli and Palestinian school children hear each other’s stories.Read More


Jewish Schools Use iPad

By JTA

The leader in iPad integration in Jewish schools is probably Frankel Jewish Academy in suburban Detroit, whose students began this school year with a nice surprise: Each received a new iPad2.Read More


Program Mixes Management and Culture

By Gordon Haber

George Washington University will launch the first graduate program in the U.S. to mesh Jewish culture with management training. The first class will have just a handful of students.Read More


Training Grads for Down Times

By Naomi Zeveloff

The Class of 2012 will graduate this May with the unique distinction of having begun college when the economy first nosedived, four years ago.Read More


Uniting Gay and Straight at School

By Michael Kaminer

Groups supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students are becoming fixtures of student life at a growing number of Jewish day schools.Read More





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