Saturday, March 29, 2008

Jewish education/educators in the news

Two interesting NYTimes articles on education have come my way recently, both of which are success stories that have drawn the attention of the general media. The first is a report on an effort in Jewish schools to stamp out gossip. You can see the story at

The second story relates the success of Shimon Waronker as principal of a difficult junior high school in the Bronx - see
This story has been picked up in other places, as well - see, for example

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Wall Street Journal on One-Year Israel programs

A feature by Ben Harris in the Wall Street Journal includes some of the research that appears in Flipping Out?, which I authored together with Dan Jacobson and Chaim Waxman. I think that seeing how the experience is described to the general public offers insight into the educational experience that so many of our students and children encounter.

When posted on Gil Student's Hirhurim blog the feature attracted quite a bit of feedback.