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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praised Orthodox Jewish schools as a model for publicly funded education.
“I applaud Agudath Israel for their leadership and commitment to providing their community with access to educational options that meet the academic and religious needs of their families,” she said on Wednesday, March 8th after meeting with leaders of the haredi Orthodox Agudath Israel of America at the Department of Education in Washington.
As a philanthropist who backed public funding for private education, DeVos had worked closely for years with Agudah and other Orthodox Jewish groups.
Secular and more liberal Jewish streams oppose programs like vouchers for private schools, in part to protect church-state separation, and because
A day of art, history, and political dialogue marked the inaugural John Hope Franklin Memorial Day at Brooklyn College on Feb. 28. Sponsored by the Department of History, the Office of the President, the Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for Humanities, the Department of Africana Studies, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the festivities were designed to commemorate the renowned historian, who in 1956, became the first African American to chair a history department at a primarily white
With ‘finances off the table,’ an incentive for more kids in a full-time Jewish educational setting
Tirtza Ben David drives two hours a day to take her two young daughters, Moriyah, 4, and Chana, 2, to the Lubavitch Cheder Day School in St. Paul, Minn. It’s a small school, she says, where each child gets personalized attention and the chance to learn in ways that best suit their needs.
“My kids are very happy; they love it!” she tells Chabad.org. “They grow so much from it.”
The school is
Manhattan Day School is excited and honored to announce that Ms. Raizi Chechik has been appointed as its Head of School commencing on July 15, 2017.
Ms. Chechik comes to MDS after serving as a principal at Stella K Abraham High School, Head of School at the Ilan School, and Assistant Principal at Manhattan High School for Girls. She holds a Masters Degree in Judaic Studies, has done doctoral work in both Jewish History and Jewish Education, and brings to MDS over two decades of experience as a
Sondra Hale of UCLA and Lisa Rofel of UC-Santa Cruz have penned a mendacious screed signed by 61 other "scholars" in which they make outrageous, slanderous charges against Campus Watch along with numerous factual errors.
Writing at the website of "California Scholars for Academic Freedom," Hale, Rofel, and their colleagues accuse CW of slandering and threatening violence against those with whom it disagrees:
A recently formed "Professor Watchlist" purports to alert students about professors