Education

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Proposed California Curriculum Called Anti-Semitic

Public comment on California’s proposed high school ethnic studies curriculum widely described as anti-Semitic ends Aug. 15, 2019. Public comment can be sent to the CDE, IQC, and State Board of Education at ethnicstudies@cde.ca.gov. Additionally, readers can sign petitions from Club Z at keepschoolhatefree.com and the Israeli-American Council: at protectyoureducation.org. “The proposed curriculum is virulently…

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Full STEAM ahead

PHOTOS: Campers participate in last summer’s pilot ORT’s Start-up Challenge designed to introduce Jewish campers to Israeli innovation. Now campers at six Jewish camps are participating in the challenge. ORT brings Israeli innovation and interactive technology to Jewish summer campers Building on the success of last year’s pioneer program, this summer ORT will once again…

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Israel plans to aid students of Ethiopian descent

PHOTO:  Israel introduces plan to encourage academic excellence and leadership among students of Ethiopian descent. Photo by  Shlomi Amsalem   Israel’s Council for Higher Education recently approved a $40.4 million (145 million NIS) multiyear plan to encourage academic excellence and leadership among students of Ethiopian descent. The program sprang from Israel’s 2015 Government Policy for…

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PJA teacher gets into character

PHOTO:  Every day PJA toddler teacher Drew Calhoun wears a different costume – and while his expression and posture change too, what doesn’t change is the care he gives his students. Drew says, “A large part of my intention is to show them that the people who are capable of loving them and caring for…

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