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  • Tradition meets future at Yeshiva High Tech

    August 8, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    Yeshiva High Tech, a new Jewish high school opening this fall, will offer students a blended-learning curriculum—a form of education that gives technology a central role in the classroom.

    The first blended-learning project founded west of the Mississippi, the Pico Boulevard school...

  • Private schools chalk it up to federal dollars

    By Ryan E. Smith

    August 8, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    It’s not unusual for elementary school students at Sinai Akiba Academy to walk into class and be greeted with the following message: “Dear scientists, today we’re going to look at our mealworms under the microscopes.”

    The idea is that by identifying kids as writers, readers...

  • Will recession fuel a return to public schools?

    By Bill Boyarsky

    December 23, 2008 | 10:41 pm

    Throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District, the recession is prompting middle-class parents to take a look at public middle and high schools they have long disdained. Private schools are just too expensive for many people.

    A large number of Jews, whose heritage and culture...

  • Middle schools are a tough sell

    By Bill Boyarsky

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The meeting at Daniel Webster Middle School, in the heart of the Westside, embodied all the difficulties of convincing parents that their children will be safe when they leave the cocoon of the public elementary school for the unknown world of middle school.

    "I know this is a scary...

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  • Are day schools the ‘magic carpet?’

    By Rabbi Laurence Scheindlin

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    One of my "headmasters for the day" this year was a first-grader. In case you don't know it, there's a big difference between first- graders, sixth-graders and eighth-graders. Sixth-graders will say what they think you want to hear. Eighth-graders will say just the opposite of what...
  • Student Opts for Cross Cultural Study

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Like other 18-year-olds around the country, Aaron Canter graduated high school this past June. But unlike most Jewish students, Canter attended a Mass in celebration of his impending graduation. From the sixth though 12th grades, the Northridge teen attended Chaminade College...

  • Private Schools: “Many Who Apply Will Not Be Admitted”

    By Sue Stengel

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Since August, all of us have been the targets of television advertisements supporting and opposing Proposition 38. No doubt proponents of the initiative will be quick to use the results of a recent Harvard University study that found an improvement in academic achievement of some...

  • Varied on Vouchers

    By Beverly Gray

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Though many Jewish organizations, including The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Bureau of Jewish Education, prefer to remain officially neutral on Proposition 38, their members often have strong emotions pro and con.

    Dr. Ron Reynolds, director of school services for...

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