Entries by Morris Ardoin

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 […]

$4.91 Million Federal Grant to Hebrew Public

HEBREW PUBLIC AWARDED $4.91 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT Funds to be used to help replicate and expand their reach in New York City September 29, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has awarded a $4.91 million grant to Hebrew Public, the New York-based nonprofit that manages three English-Hebrew public charter schools in the city. […]

3 Join Hebrew Public Network

New York – Hebrew Public, a national network of dual language charter schools, is welcoming three new professionals to its team: New Head of School for Harlem Hebrew A veteran teacher and school leader, Benjamin Costa, has been named as head of school for Harlem Hebrew Language Academy, one of the nine schools in the […]

We’ve moved!

Hebrew Public Moves to New Offices New York City – Hebrew Public has moved its headquarters to 555 Eighth Avenue in Manhattan.  “As we have been developing into a mature organization with expanding services to our nine schools, and particularly to our CMO schools – those that we have comprehensive involvement with in the New […]