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  • LAUSD OK’s English-Hebrew charter school

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 23, 2013 | 4:06 pm

    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has given a green light to a proposal for a dual-language charter elementary school to be located in Van Nuys offering classes in English and Hebrew. 

    Lashon Academy is the first Hebrew-language charter school to be approved by...

  • Once dreaming of a Hebrew charter school, now only Mandarin is offered

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 27, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    When the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences (AEA) opened in August 2010, part of the draw for parents was the chance for students at the Santa Clarita charter middle and high school to study Hebrew. 

    Since then, AEA backers have submitted petitions to set up...

  • Proposed Albert Einstein Elementary charter to get a new hearing

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 12, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    The Saugus Union School District is set to hold a third hearing on Sept. 19 regarding a petition to establish an Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts & Sciences (AEA) charter elementary school in Santa Clarita. 

    If approved, the school would be the second in the AEA family...

  • State budget woes slow Ventura charter school

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 5, 2011 | 6:45 pm

    The chances of a new elementary charter school offering Hebrew language classes opening in Ventura County next fall diminished last week.

    In a decision disappointing the school’s supporters, the Ventura County Board of Education rejected an appeal to open a new local branch of the...

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  • P. S. Tikkun Olam: Veteran Jewish educator opens charter school driven by vision of a community

    By Rachel Heller

    August 28, 2008 | 2:16 am

    Strolling through his new charter school's rented quarters on a recent morning, Matt Albert swings open a restroom door and smiles.

    "Look," he said, gesturing toward the tiled space. "Clean bathrooms. Often, that's the scariest place in a public school."

    The citrus-hued rooms of...

  • City Voice: Keep education in the spotlight

    By Bill Boyarsky

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    After visiting a Los Angeles public charter high school where mostly poor and working-class young people receive an education, I went home and turned on the Democratic presidential debate and saw that the subject of public schools was hardly mentioned.

    I wasn't surprised. Although...

  • Hebrew at Florida charter school approved, challenges remain

    By Larry Luxner

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's 7:55 a.m., and parents are dropping off their kids in front of the Ben Gamla Charter School along busy Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Fla. Amid a noisy melange of languages -- English, Spanish, Hebrew, French and Russian -- the uniformed children say their goodbyes and...
  • Jewish-oriented charter school in Florida to open amid controversy

    By Larry Luxner

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Margaret Schorr, a marketing and public relations consultant, wanted her 5-year-old daughter, Hannah, to learn Hebrew, but she wasn't willing to pay the $8,000 to $13,000 annual tuition that Jewish day schools in south Florida typically charge for kindergarten.

    For attorney David...