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  • How to shrink your day school tuition bill by $163,000

    July 14, 2014 | 4:26 pm

    When the parents of three school-age children sat down with their financial adviser to try to figure out how to minimize their anticipated private school tuition bill of $810,000 through high school, they came up with a plan that shrunk the bill by $163,000.

    How’d they do...

  • Opinion: Goodbye, California

    By Rob Eshman

    July 5, 2011 | 6:48 pm

    The scariest conversation I’ve had recently was with a college counselor at a local high school.

    She said she has to tell parents and students that acceptance to the California State University (Cal State) system is no longer a sure thing. What’s more, the once near-certain...

  • Tuition grants, endowments to benefit day schools

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 10, 2011 | 6:12 pm

    More than half the students in Los Angeles Jewish day schools receive financial aid to pay tuition, which runs between $12,000 and $30,000 per year. And with both tuition and the number of students requiring aid expected to continue climbing, BJE: Builders of Jewish Education is...

  • N.Y. budget includes tuition grants for rabbinic students

    March 31, 2011 | 10:19 am

    New York’s state budget includes tuition grants for college students attending some private religious institutions, including Orthodox rabbinical schools.

    The money is available as part of the state’s Tuition Assistance Program, under which any theological student who meets certain...

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  • 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...

  • Kadima cuts costs via Community Tuition Partnership

    By Rachel Heller

    December 11, 2008 | 12:16 am

    Kadima Hebrew Academy/Kadima Heschel West Middle School is confronting the economic crisis by reducing tuition school-wide for 2009-2010 by an average of 20 percent.

    Kadima hopes the move -- the first of its kind in the Los Angeles area -- will encourage struggling families to keep...

  • UCLA chancellor Gene Block tackles economy, civic responsibility

    By Tom Tugend

    November 26, 2008 | 5:53 pm

    UCLA's new chancellor, Gene D. (for David) Block, got an early lesson in both hard work and Jewish tribalism when, during summer vacations, he helped his father, a dairy products distributor in Monticello, N.Y.

    "I had two milk routes along the Borscht Belt in the Catskill Mountains,"...

  • What to do when the high price of higher education keeps getting higher

    By Audrey Kahane

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    As high school seniors scramble to finish college applications and anxiously await admission decisions, their parents may be more worried about how they're going to pay the bill.

    The average annual cost for tuition, room and board, books and personal expenses at a UC campus is about...

  • Mere Humans

    By Rob Eshman

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In the space below, list all patents you have received in the past four years:

    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.

    Nothing? Not even one lousy invention?

    And you expect to get into college?

    No kidding, my niece, Lesley, came upon this question on the 2007 entrance application to the Massachusetts...
  • Retaining Educators No Easy Assignment

    By Chanan Tigay

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Last year, Deena Messinger considered leaving her job as a kindergarten teacher at Sinai Akiva Academy in Westwood to teach at a secular private school or a public school. While Sinai pays well relative to other day schools, she said, a switch would mean higher salary and better...

  • The $45 Million Question

    By Julie G Fax

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    As soon as word spread about last month's $45 million gift to Jewish day schools in Boston, one question arose for parents and educators around the city: What about Los Angeles?

    While no one is brazen enough to put a definitive number or date on such a godsend in Los...

  • Your Letters

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbis for Rent

    Miriam Garber refers to "Rabbis for Rent" (March 28) as a godsend because "they do God's work without putting a price tag on it, as it should be." After a quick review of the RabbiRentals.com Web site, however, I see that all of the rabbis on the site do, in fact,...

  • Material Instincts

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Every day before Dina Goldstein (not her real name) leaves the house to take her two young children to day care and herself to work, she grabs two bagels and two boxes of orange juice. After buckling the kids into the car, she gives them the bagels and the juice, and they eat...

  • Who Should Pay?

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "We're moving," a couple casually told Rabbi Shlomo Gottesman.

    The rabbi was at first puzzled. They were not leaving town or searching for new shul, the pair explained. Instead, they revealed that they had decided to give up their large home and move to a modest apartment so...

  • 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...

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