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Civil Rights Lawyer Tapped To Promote Hebrew Charter Schools

In ‘dream job,’ New Yorker Jonathan Rosenberg will seek out new partnerships, raise center’s profile.

01/07/2014
Staff Writer

Jonathan Rosenberg does not have an extensive background in charter schools or in Hebrew language instruction. But the 46-year-old civil rights attorney’s resume nevertheless convinced the Hebrew Charter School Center he’s a perfect fit to be its new CEO and president.

Jonathan Rosenberg  says charter schools provide opportunities for innovation and choice beyond the offerings of zoned schools.

Four Hebrew Charters Open; Original School Under Review

08/27/2013
Associate Editor

Two new Hebrew charter school opened their doors Monday, collectively enrolling approximately 300 students in kindergarten and first grade.

Harlem Hebrew Charter Approved

06/19/2012
Associate Editor

A Hebrew charter school in Harlem may sound akin to an African-American-themed school in Borough Park or Jerusalem.

But Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter — whose charter the New York State Board of Regents formally approved on Tuesday, and which is slated to open in fall 2013 — is arguably in an ideal location to recruit a racially and socio-economically diverse student body interested in learning Hebrew.

New charter school will be modeled on Brooklyn's HLA charter.

New Hebrew Charter School Approved In San Diego

03/28/2012
Associate Editor

San Diego City Schools voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a charter for Kavod, a Hebrew charter school slated to open in September.

Modeled on Brooklyn’s Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (HLA), the publicly funded San Diego school will launch with 210 students in grades K-2 and plans to add a grade each year until it goes through fifth grade.

Hebrew Charter School As Growth Industry

Former Florida Rep. Peter Deutsch’s burgeoning network of schools is toeing the church-state line, and could greatly affect American Jewish life.

03/20/2012
Associate Editor

Boynton Beach, Fla. — As you turn off the main road and a large Torah scroll-shaped sign on your right welcomes you to the “Temple Torah Campus of Jewish Learning,” you could be forgiven for assuming the K-6 school you are about to visit is a Jewish day school.

Ben Gamla Boynton.

The Ravitch Switch: Searching for Answers to the Radical Transformation of Education Critic Diane Ravitch

Ever since her fierce polemic against the school reform movement, “The Death and Life of the Great American School System,” which came out last year, Diane Ravitch has become a ubiquitous voice in the raging education debate.  It is not only because her writing is so cogent and ostensibly fact-driven, but also because her striking transformation—from one-time school reform champion, to sudden critic—that she has turned many heads.

The Ravitch Switch: Searching for Answers to the Radical Transformation of Education Critic Diane Ravitch

Ever since her fierce polemic against the school reform movement, “The Death and Life of the Great American School System,” which came out last year, Diane Ravitch has become an ubiquitous voice in the raging education debate.  It is not only because her writing is so cogent and ostensibly fact-driven, but also because her striking transformation—from one-time school reform champion, to sudden critic—that she has turned many heads.

Charter Schools Get Cash, But One Is Nixed

10/11/2011
Associate Editor

Two yet-to-be-opened Hebrew charter schools in New Jersey each received federal grants of $200,000 and were among only 23 charter schools nationally to receive the grants, totaling $5 million.

One of the schools, however, Tikkun Olam in Highland Park, N.J., has not yet obtained a charter to operate; its third application to the New Jersey Department of Education was recently rejected.

Teaneck Parents Eyeing Public (School) Option

As Englewood Hebrew charter school moves forward, increased buzz about a previously unthinkable option.

03/22/2011
Associate Editor

 Soon after Jason “Yitzi” Flynn transferred his 10-year-old son from the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey to Teaneck’s Thomas Jefferson Middle School this fall, the phone calls started coming in.

Local Orthodox parents — sometimes as many as eight in one week — would call, wanting to know how his son was adjusting to public school, were the teachers good, was he managing to continue his Jewish learning, did he still have friends from yeshiva?

Jason “Yitzi” Flynn moved his son from a day school to Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck, above. Michael Datikash

Teaneck Charter Sparking Fresh Debate

Opening salvos issued for and against Bergen County school; Washington Heights next for Hebrew-language school?

01/25/2011
Associate Editor

By September 2012, there may well be a Hebrew charter school at each end of the George Washington Bridge.

Classroom at Brooklyn’s Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, which Washington Heights school is using as a model.
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