As many Jewish day-school principals and administrators retire over the next decade, the profession will look to the next generation of Jewish educators to take their place. Most day-school teachers have never received formal training in school administration, and often find themselves struggling to balance teaching with new administrative responsibilities.
Yeshiva University (YU) will hold an inaugural academic convocation in Israel on March 23, honoring four Israeli educators who embody YU’s philosophy of Torah Umadda, which balances the interaction between tradition and modern society –– the hallmark of Modern Orthodoxy.
How do you bring a first-rate professional development program to educators in day schools from Baltimore to Seattle all in one day?
At the initiative of the World Jewish Congress, an international group of Catholic cardinals and monsignors met with leaders and educators from Yeshiva University on Monday, Jan. 19 at YU’s Wilf Campus in Washington Heights.
By law in a majority of states, teachers and administrators must report suspected cases of child abuse involving students. But how does an educator become trained to recognize abuse? And how can a school create an environment in which a child feels safe enough to come forward when abused?