Entries by angela valle

THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING HEBREW

In her recent Education Week piece on the “unfortunate monolingual American,” Kaitlin Thomas references the ample research that points to the advantages children gain when they study a foreign language, not the least of which is their development as individuals who are bilingual and bi-literate. These findings encourage the study of any second (or third […]

OUR SCHOOLS TRULY CAN BE RACIALLY DIVERSE

By Karim Camara and Sara Berman   In marking the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education ruling several days ago, First Lady Michelle Obama made what some might find a jarring declaration about our lack of progress in integrating our public education system: “Today, by some measures, our schools are as […]

ENROLLMENT UP TO 1,370 FOR 2014-’15 YEAR

New York City – The new admissions lotteries for attendance at the Hebrew Charter Center Schools are now complete for the 2014-15 school year.  The result?  More than 1,300 children will be enrolled in the dual-language schools, representing a 30 percent increase over the current school year. “Because there isn’t space for all the children […]

ROSENBERG IS NEW HCSC CEO

NEW YORK – The Hebrew Charter School Center has hired Jonathan Rosenberg – a leader in the education reform, civil rights, and Jewish communities – as the organization’s CEO and President. Most recently, Rosenberg spent 2012-13 as the Executive Director of ROADS Charter High Schools, which created and supports two public charter high schools in New […]

HCSC ON BROADWAY AGAIN IN ’14

n, “and we worked hard to increase that number to 1,600 this year.” The Host Committee for Aladdin included: Lisa Applebaum and George Haddad; Sara and David Berman; Rona and Fred Davis; Caroline and Spencer Greenwald; Olessia Kantor; Simone and David Levinson; Jessica and Jason Muss; Marti Meyerson and Jamie Hooper; Roxanne and Dean Palin; […]

SAN DIEGO SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES NEW HEBREW CHARTER SCHOOL FOR SEPTEMBER 2012 OPENING

Kavod Elementary to become third school in Hebrew Charter School Center network NEW YORK — The Hebrew Charter School Center today celebrated the latest addition to its network of rigorous, Hebrew immersion charter schools with the formal approval of Kavod Elementary by the Board of the San Diego Unified School District late Tuesday night. Kavod will join […]