Harvard University Professor Lee Teitel and his graduate students partnered with HLA to study effective staffing practices in diverse schools.
At Hatikvah, representatives from the Center for Israel Innovation and Education visited to see some of the cutting-edge approaches going on there.
Our New York region schools have embraced data-driven instruction. Throughout the year, they use the Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Benchmark Assessment System, which links assessment to instruction. Additionally, three times a year, the Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress assesses growth and achievement in literacy and mathematics.
According to surveys conducted by Hebrew Public, 96 percent of parents agree that their children are receiving an excellent education in our schools, while 96 percent of our teachers confirm that their schools have cultures of academic excellence.
The HaOlam Street books Shalom Ani Roni (Hello I am Roni), and Shalom Ani Tal (Hello, I am Tal) were published and distributed to all of our network schools. Our students are very attached to the characters that we have created, so much so that some of the younger students believe they are real and want to meet them!
Agamim Classical Academy, in its very first year of existence, exceded its enrollment projections.
Kavod received double the number of applications for its kindergarten class than spaces available for 2016. Its second annual fundraiser, “Mesiba,” raised approximately $7,500, and its parent campaign has raised $9,000 so far for 2015-16.
Lashon Academy is offering a Hebrew choir/voice program and had its first showcase in December.
Third graders at Lashon are participating in a pilot program with Youth Education for Success, where they are writing, acting, filming, and editing an anti-bullying video that will be shown across the ToonGoggles website.