From the CEO: "What If?" The Jewish Tradition of Educational Innovation
Educational Innovation in Special Education: Turning It Around
Jewish Literature Reimagined in the High School English Classroom
From the Editor: Educational Innovation
The old will be renewed, and the new will be sanctified. - Avraham Kook, Igrot HaRa’ayah 164
This famous expression of Harav Kook, cited in this issue, would make a perfect mission statement for the field of Jewish day schools. It captures the magnificent, heroic efforts the teachers in our schools make every day. They expertly choose from our ancient writings and traditions, endowing students with the skills they need to read, understand and interpret them, giving students a platform to...
The articles in this issue represent the balance between the old and the new, sacred and profane embodied in Jewish history. The issue tells the story of the drive for innovation in modern education that has gained strength in recent decades. It features efforts to learn from, adopt and adapt innovative programs and pedagogies from the larger educational universe, even as authors advise caution, patience and planning around such changes.
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