New West Side building will rent five classrooms to non-denominational program for kids with language-based disabilities.
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When Ilana Ruskay-Kidd decided start a Jewish day school for children with disabilities in 2012, she expected to be challenged by fundraising and finding teachers well versed in both Judaism and special education. What she didn’t expect was how hard it would be to find a location.
Ariel Fishman, director of institutional research at Yeshiva University and assistant professor of management at YU’s Sy Syms School of Business, was hospitalized after a freak roadside accident last year that cost him both lower legs and 70 units of blood. Visitors asked, “What can we do?”
A family is soul searching after a child's admission to a Hebrew-language charter school.
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Carolyn and Don recently found out that they won a highly competitive lottery. They’re excited, of course, but the news has also precipitated some serious questioning on their part about their religious and educational goals — for themselves and their three young children.
Israeli students ranked seventh worldwide and top among Western nations on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study test in the 2011 school year, according to results released Dec. 11.
On the TIMSS science test, Israeli students came in 13th place worldwide while on the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study test they came in 18th. On all of the tests, Israel finished higher than it ever had before.
The TIMSS test was administered to eighth-grade Israelis while the PIRLS test was administered to fourth-grade Israeli students.
Like many high school seniors in her world, Elana Loeffler spent a year in Israel after graduation. Unlike others, she wanted to serve. Most Israel programs included a service component of, at most, a day a week, and sometimes, as little as a day a month.