Entries by angela valle

A GLOBAL APPROACH TO SUPPORTING LANGUAGE LEARNING

By Noah Drori – Over the last four months we have taken on an initiative to understand how we can best support our students, teachers, and school leaders in learning and teaching about Israel. Our schools integrate teaching about Israel into their general studies and Hebrew language curricula as one of the many ways to […]

STEM GRANT FOR SELA

The Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, Sidney M. & Phyllis O. Bresler Foundation, and other partners have awarded Sela, our school in Washington, D.C., a two-year, $300,000 grant for its STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program. The grant comes at a perfect time for Sela, which is well-placed to expand its STEM program and prepare […]

ANOTHER NETWORK MILESTONE

We recently learned that the first two schools in our network – Hebrew Language Academy in Brooklyn, and Hatikvah International Academy in East Brunswick, N.J., which opened in 2009 and 2010 respectively – have been approved to open our first middle schools! Each school will welcome its first class of Sixth-graders this fall, with current Fifth-graders at those schools moving […]

HCSC’S FIRST MIDDLE SCHOOLS TO OPEN THIS FALL

Hebrew Charter School Network to Open its First Middle Schools HLA and Hatikvah Will Add Grades 6-8 NEW YORK — When the New York State Board of Regents approved the charter renewal for the Hebrew Charter School Center’s (HCSC) flagship school in Brooklyn March 17th, it also ushered in the first middle school in HCSC’s national […]

HLA EXPANSION APPROVED BY REGENTS

Hebrew Language Academy Charter School in Brooklyn Gets Charter Renewal from Board of Regents  State’s first Hebrew language charter school to add grades 6-8 NEW YORK — The New York State Board of Regents today formally granted a four-year charter renewal for the Hebrew Language Academy Charter School in Brooklyn, approving the New York City Department […]

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Fourteen months ago, I joined the Hebrew Charter School Center as its first CEO and president. During that time, I have been asked versions of the following questions dozens if not hundreds of times. Question #1: “Hebrew charter schools?  How can a public charter school be a religious school?” Answer: It can’t and it isn’t. The […]

AMERICA’S FIRST CLASSICAL, HEBREW LANGUAGE CHARTER SCHOOL TO OPEN IN MINNEAPOLIS THIS FALL

Minneapolis – When Agamim Classical Academy – the nation’s first public school boasting a Classical approach to education with an emphasis on Hebrew language learning – welcomes its first class of kindergarteners, first-, second-, and third-graders this fall in Hopkins, Minn., its executive director, Miranda Morton will be more than ready. A seasoned educator with over […]

WHAT A GREAT YEAR!

When I joined the team here last January as the Hebrew Charter School Center’s first President & CEO, I knew we had an incredibly strong foundation on which to build.  In the few short years since we began building this American network of dual-language Hebrew charter schools, the cumulative progress made is hard to ignore: […]

A BEAUTIFUL EVENT; A GREAT CAUSE

We are still glowing with pride from our first ever “Autumnfest,” an event that drew supporters and their families – 300 people in all – to the beautiful home of Michael and Judy Steinhardt in Bedford, N.Y., for a day of apple-picking, cider-making, a private tour of the Steinhardt’s unique animal collection, a special performance […]