Entries by angela valle

READING & WRITING AT HEBREW PUBLIC

For many of us who completed elementary school way before the 2000s, we most likely remember learning to write through limiting, monotonous, sometimes painfully boring, assignments.  Typically, the teacher chose the topic and writing style, left little room for freedom or creativity, and said “It needs to be x number of pages, and it’s due […]

UNFAMILIAR MOMENTS MAKE US MORE AWARE

If you are involved with Hebrew Public schools, you are surely already an advocate for multilingualism and guiding our society’s children toward a life of global citizenship. Personally, I’ve found that speaking more than one language and traveling far from home have had a profound influence on my life. There’s nothing else that does such […]

LIFELONG COGNITIVE, ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF BILINGUALISM

The cognitive benefits of bilingualism are in the news and public consciousness frequently these days. Recent studies show that bilingual children perform better on tests of cognitive flexibility as toddlers, and show an increase in executive function in the elementary years. In Utah, a Mandarin-immersion program has raised student test scores and inspired a long […]

WE’VE CHANGED OUR NAME!

I am excited to announce that we have changed the name of our organization from “the Hebrew Charter School Center” to the much simpler [drum roll…]: “Hebrew Public.”  We are also adopting a new tagline: “Charter Schools for Global Citizens.” A bit of background on the change: When our organization was created back in 2009, […]

PHILANTHROPY’S TRUE MEANING

Many articles have been written about the philosophy of fundraising. For me, philanthropy’s true meaning is the love of people. Those who are involved in philanthropy do so for many reasons, but many people I know are doing so because they truly care about others. Professionals who go into this field are often idealistic and […]

DATA: MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS

Statistics, proportions, figures and visuals… we come across them on a daily basis. From data on how the economy is doing to political polls, they seem to be all around us! We are undeniably living in the era of data-ization. Although some data analyses could be passed as irrelevant or of little importance, when it […]

ATLANTA’S FIRST HEBREW-ENGLISH CHARTER SCHOOL PLANNED FOR 2017

For Immediate Release Atlanta’s First Hebrew-English Charter School Being Explored New Public School Would Be Part of National Dual-Language Network October, 2015 – The Hebrew Charter School Center (HCSC), a national organization that to date has helped launch nine free, dual-language public charter schools around the country, is seeking community involvement to help open such […]

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION THROUGH DATA

We know that of all our HCSC employees derive a high significance from their work, as indicated by our biannual employee engagement survey. We also know, from a different survey, that all of our HCSC network teachers would like more collaboration with each other to enhance their professional development. Coming from a research background, I […]

BROOKLYN’S HEBREW LANGUAGE ACADEMY PERFORMS STRONGLY ON LATEST NYS TESTS

Brooklyn’s Hebrew Language Academy Performs Strongly on Latest NYS Tests Outperforms City, State, District Peers on Common Core Assessments Hebrew Language Academy, a public charter school in Brooklyn serving students in grades K-6, posted strong outcomes on the latest round of New York State’s challenging Common Core assessments. HLA was ranked 27th out of 150 […]

A NATIONAL COALITION OF DIVERSE CHARTER SCHOOLS: WHAT? WHY?

The Hebrew Charter School Center is one of the founding members of a group of charter schools and charter networks that is committed to diversity. The 28 members, which include 17 networks, all have in their core mission that they recruit and serve students from different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and students. These schools […]