Entries by Morris Ardoin

Half a Million Dollar Grant Awarded to Brooklyn’s Hebrew Language Academy Charter School

Hebrew Public school awarded grant from Borough President Adams Grant provides $500,000 for science & technology New York – The office of Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams has awarded a $500,000 capital grant to Hebrew Language Academy (HLA) for “STEAM” (science, technology, engineering, art & design, and mathematics) equipment. HLA is a flagship school of […]

Hebrew Language Academy Awarded “Facing History and Ourselves” Grant.

Hebrew Language Academy (HLA) was awarded the Facing History and Ourselves In-Depth Program Grant for 2017-18 school year! By receiving this notable award, the school will benefit from professional development opportunities that will encourage tolerance, empathy and civic responsibilities among the school’s diverse community. Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational organization that teaches […]

HLA2 Names New Director of Operations

Former Human Resources Director, Lina Shuster, has been named director of operations at Hebrew Language Academy 2 – the newest Hebrew Public school opening in District 21. “We believe Lina brings the necessary expertise to ensure smooth and efficient operations management at HLA2,” Elyse Piker director of school operations at Hebrew Public said. “Her prior […]

Founding Head of School Named for HLA2

New York –  Hebrew Language Academy 2, which will open in CSD 21 this September and is part of the Hebrew Public network of schools,  appoints new principal. After a thorough and extensive search for a principal, ten year teaching veteran, Ashley Furan, has been named founding head of school for Hebrew Language Academy-2 (HLA2). “We believe […]

The Power to Choose, In the Face of Hardships

Why one family commutes four hours daily – across boroughs – to attend the school of their choice. In Morris Heights, Bronx, the alarm sounds at 4:00 a.m. signaling to Shadina Charles that it is time to wake up and get her daughters ready for school. She begins her daily routine of preparing their lunch […]

‘Diverse Charter School’ is Not an Oxymoron

‘Diverse Charter School’ Is Not An Oxymoron by Sara Berman Ten years ago, when we applied for permission to establish the city’s first Hebrew-language public charter school in Brooklyn’s District 22, representatives from the Department of Education questioned us about who exactly would patronize our proposed school. The DOE worried that only Jewish families would […]

HLA Celebrates Black History Month!

In honor of Black History Month, our Hebrew Language Academy scholars put together different art displays and projects, paying tribute to prominent African Americans who have made major contributions to American History. The students researched a variety of sources including books, magazine and the internet to research famous African American figures that have had a […]

Hebrew Public Approved for Second School in Brooklyn

Hebrew Language Academy 2 to Open in CSD 21 in Fall of 2017 Regents Approved only Three of 25 Applicants   November 16, 2016 – The New York State Board of Regents has authorized the opening of Hebrew Language Academy 2, a school that will be part of the Hebrew Public schools network. Hebrew Public, […]

Former State Department Executive Leads Israel Studies Program

Jessica Lieberman, a founding board member of Sela Public Charter School in Washington D.C., has been named director of Israel Studies and Partnerships for Hebrew Public. In her new role, Lieberman is guiding and coordinating the Israel Studies curriculum, and overseeing a trip to Israel for middle school students. She will also develop Israel partnerships […]

Interview: Sela Leader Natalie Smith

By Keciah Bailey Sela school leader Natalie Smith, PhD has over 11 years of experience in the field of education. She joined Sela in 2014 and has since then lead Sela to becoming a Tier1 school in the DC Public Charter School System – a significant award given to the highest quality charter schools in […]