As a single mother of four, I’m tiring of elitist parents who desire shorter school days and complain about the rising costs of sleepaway camp
Randi Weingarten reflects on this week’s 70th anniversary commemoration
There’s an easy answer for Jewish communal leaders who fear for the future of liberal Judaism
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Controversial 8th-grade exam prompt prompts disturbing responses
Study finds personal attachment comes at the cost of nuanced engagement
The militant group Boko Haram is far more audacious than even this recent horrific, and unresolved, mass abduction lets on
The assignment materials cited Holocaust deniers, and represent a gross failure of judgment—and historical awareness
Hasidic leaders join public school parents to get more money from Albany
Education Ministry releases new curriculum in advance of Yom HaShoah
Originally the brainchild of an American Jew and an Arab Israeli, now a model for a small but growing educational trend
Report shows 46 percent of Israelis aged 25-64 have college degrees
A student survey about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising reflects the country’s new nuanced approach to the past
A new study funded by the U.S. undercuts the notion that Palestinian schools incite violence against Israel
On Martin Luther King Day, remembering the advantages of a public-school—rather than day-school—education
Policies proposed by Mitt Romney, especially on education, are antithetical to fairness and compassion
Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education
The famed conference’s lectures can’t be educational tools, because the bite-sized videos trivialize big ideas
How serious is our society’s literacy problem? Unless we commit to being serious readers of a shared canon, we might as well stop reading altogether.
The death of a beloved Solomon Schechter teacher shadows a community of former students—many now at the forefront of American Jewish life
My 3-year-old wanted a velvet yarmulke, like they wear at his Chabad preschool—an early skirmish in the values clashes I knew were coming.
How a group of teenage believers could reshape the Israeli-Palestinian struggle
Standardized testing has destroyed public education. It’s the responsibility of us Jews, who benefited more than anyone from the system, to fix it.
Not only is standardized testing plaguing our schools, driving us to cheat, and making our children sick; it’s completely antithetical to Jewish values
On Passover, we recall that Moses was a stranger in a strange land. An illustrated column imagines how the story might sound in a contemporary Israeli classroom.
This week’s parasha teaches the importance of helping those cast aside feel more welcome in the Jewish community. A Boston philanthropist and a Tel Aviv musician are both heeding that lesson.
My single mother had set aside a “wedding fund” for me, money to pay for a ceremony and party. But still single at 27, and with school loans mounting, I saw another way to buy myself happiness.
In this week’s parasha, Moses stands out as the epitome of accountability. But as teachers all over the country can attest, sometimes what we need is exactly the opposite.
‘Inclusive’ education—when special-needs students share classrooms with other students—benefits all kids
A haftorah of consolations and expectations