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Charter School Roundup

Florida Growing Fast, Some Local Delays, Second Thoughts In Englewood

06/22/2011
Associate Editor

So much for the stereotype about life being slower paced in the South.

While some Hebrew charter school efforts here in New York and New Jersey — as well as in Arizona, Minnesota and California — are hitting snags and delays, Florida’s Ben Gamla network of schools is blazing ahead at full speed.

Florida’s Ben Gamla network of schools is blazing ahead at full speed.

Englewood Charter Garners Major Orthodox Supporters

Application reveals letters from pulpit rabbis, other Jewish leaders even as some express reservations.

02/01/2011
Associate Editor

The application for a controversial Hebrew charter school in Englewood, N.J., includes letters of support from two prominent Orthodox pulpit rabbis, as well as from several other high-profile Jewish leaders.

Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, left, and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

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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