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  • Ohr Moshe: Where students with special needs feel welcome

    October 6, 2015 | 12:32 pm

    Daniel Lewkowicz travels more than an hour each way from his home on a moshav to the Ohr Moshe School in Beit Shemesh, almost 20 miles west of Jerusalem, but he doesn’t mind the commute. 

    “This school is so good it’s worth the trip,” Lewkowicz, 16, said during a break from his...

  • The Arrowsmith program gets results with ‘physical therapy for the brain’

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Third-grader Yaakov Sobel is a talented painter and sculptor. And he can deliver a spot-on imitation of his teacher discussing Midrash. But when it comes to reading, things don't come so easily.

    "He can sound out words, but doesn't have the visual memory to recognize groupings of...

  • Writing the Book On Reading

    By Marc Ballon

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Seated before 21 third-graders at Selma Avenue Elementary School in Hollywood, actor Henry Winkler cracked open a copy of "I Got a 'D' in Salami," a children's book he co-authored, and began reading. The "Fonze," a little grayer and thicker around the middle than in his salad days,...