While online education comes under scrutiny, three new day schools experiment with ‘blended’ learning.
East Brunswick, N.J. — At New Jersey’s newest pluralistic Jewish day school, you’re more likely to find the students curled up in wingback chairs or sprawled on sofas than upright at desks.
“Here, you can sit on the couch and be comfortable,” says Rochel Rina, an eighth grader. “You don’t have to be at a desk. You can eat whenever you want. It’s very relaxed, very flexible. I love how there’s no bells annoying you all day.”