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Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership co-hosted iJED 2014, a conference focusing on innovation in Jewish education, at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, NY, March 2-4. Unlike traditional conferences, the event was structured to create a more interactive and in-depth learning and networking experience by modeling “flipped learning,” a cutting-edge educational technique in which students review lectures and materials at home and use class time for peer discussion and problem-solving with teachers
Updated: Apr. 23, 2014
Funded by the Avi Chai Foundation and local federations and foundations, YU’s Benchmarking and Financial Reengineering Project is working with 29 day schools across the country to improve their bottom line by helping them overhaul the business side of their institutions. As schools across the country fight to keep tuition affordable for families still struggling from the 2008 recession, the Benchmarking Program is a closely watched experiment in the day school community because of its unique approach. While there are many programs offering grants to help schools lower tuition, YU is taking more of a “teach a man to fish” approach, working closely with the schools in such areas as cost-cutting, fundraising and student recruitment.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2014
This Jewish Day School Financial Sustainability and Affordability Greenbook is designed to raise the tenor of the conversation regarding Jewish day school financial sustainability and affordability by articulating the challenge, offering background information, and sketching a landscape of initiatives. The Greenbook may be read either from cover to cover or as a collection of independent chapters. If you’d like an overview of all the various initiatives currently in the field, work your way through the chapters. If you are specifically interested in an individual type of initiative, begin there.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014
Beit Rabban Day School is offering a substantial discount to parents who enroll multiple children for the 2014-15 school year through its Tuition Affordability Initiative. The Upper West Side NY school, which serves preschoolers through fifth graders and is planning for a middle school, will allow families to cap their tuition at 15 percent of the household’s adjusted gross income, regardless of how many children are enrolled.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2014
In 2011, Professor Jonathan Krasner published a book called The Benderly Boys and American Education, a most important piece of historical writing about American Jewish education. Here Krasner brings his comprehensive historical perspective to the PEJE’s Sustainable Stories series, offering some useful context about the notion of communal obligation and Jewish day school.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013
Five Jewish day schools have been selected for the BOLD (Blending Online Learning in Day Schools) Project, funded by The Affordable Jewish Education Project (AJE), The AVI CHAI Foundation and The Kohelet Foundation. The goal of BOLD Day Schools is to design and implement sustainable, cost-saving blended learning programs to ignite the potential of students through the delivery of innovative and personalized learning.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013
On January 20-28, 2014 the MOFET International Channel will hold a study session in Israel on the topic of education for sustainability - MOFET Teach 2014. The encounter will comprise three parts: a study tour on wheels, a conference at The MOFET Institute and a visit to the International Cleantech 2014 Exhibition.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2013
Charles Cohen, manager of the Jewish Day School Affordability Knowledge Center, shares some of what he has learned over the last year about what should be done to attain affordability for Jewish Day Schools.
Updated: Jul. 17, 2013
The participants in this special seminar will visit institutes of teacher education and ecological sites, and will be exposed to educational programs, to technological projects and to developments in the field of recycling. They will experience first-hand what is being done in Israel about sustainability in education throughout the education systems, public campaigns, climate-related solutions and more, and will be exposed to the joint effort being made to effect a change in the public’s awareness about the need for sustainable development in environmental, social, political, and technological arenas.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011