On March 15, the Saugus Union School District became the fourth Los Angeles-area school district to reject a Hebrew language charter school application in the past six months.
A Hebrew charter school serving the Upper West Side of Manhattan has submitted its application to open. The application for Harlem Hebrew was submitted to Manhattan's Community School District 3, which runs from West 59th Street to 122nd Street, The New York Jewish Week reported. The area includes one of the country's most densely populated Jewish enclaves, as well as a slice of lower Harlem.
The state of New Jersey approved a second Hebrew immersion charter school. Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday approved 23 new charter schools for the state, including the Shalom Academy for students in Englewood and Teaneck, The Record of Hackensack reported. The new Hebrew-language charter school is set to provide a Hebrew immersion program for up to 240 students in grades kindergarten to eight.