Mar 192018
 

Are your students becoming excited for the Passover break? How much more excited would they be if after the Passover break they were going on a school trip to Israel! This is what happens for students at Gesher JDS in DC, as documented in the case study “Getting Ready to Fly,” which can be accessed … Read More »

Mar 152018
 

You’ll sometimes hear it said in hushed and half-apologetic tones, mostly by policymakers, funders, or central office officials: “change is just hard for people.”  Usually they are explaining why a funded program or state mandate or new idea from the superintendent’s office isn’t taking hold in classrooms.  They are re-enforcing the notion that teachers, as … Read More »

Feb 132018
 

By: Dr. Susan Kardos Eight years ago, AVI CHAI began a concerted grantmaking effort in the area of day school finance, seeking to help schools shore up sustainability and improve affordability for parents. Given the scope of the problem—hundreds of millions of dollars in tuition shortfalls annually—we knew that it would be impossible to generate … Read More »

Jan 092018
 
Developing and Strengthening Jewish Day School Leadership

For decades, studies have shown the critical role educational leaders play in the instruction and learning going on in their schools.  In both public and private education, leaders establish the culture that promotes every aspect of the learning enterprise: learning goals and curriculum, student engagement and achievement, teacher development and supervision, and ongoing learning and … Read More »

Shine a Light on: Jewish Day Schools as Communal Hubs

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Dec 192017
 

Since Chanukah is the Festival of Lights, we wanted to shine a light on some bright spots we are seeing in the Jewish day school field. It is our hope that each day of Chanukah will grow even brighter as you learn about these bright spots and consider your work in a new light. Shine … Read More »

Dec 182017
 

Since Chanukah is the Festival of Lights, we wanted to shine a light on some bright spots we are seeing in the Jewish day school field. It is our hope that each day of Chanukah will grow even brighter as you learn about these bright spots and consider your work in a new light. Shine … Read More »

Dec 152017
 

Since Chanukah is the Festival of Lights, we wanted to shine a light on some bright spots we are seeing in the Jewish day school field. It is our hope that each day of Chanukah will grow even brighter as you learn about these bright spots and consider your work in a new light. Shine … Read More »

Dec 142017
 
Shine a Light on: Collaboration

Since Chanukah is the Festival of Lights, we wanted to shine a light on some bright spots we are seeing in the Jewish day school field. It is our hope that each day of Chanukah will grow even brighter as you learn about these bright spots and consider your work in a new light. Shine … Read More »