Written by Mary Welch Thursday, October 07 2010
“We need to refocus learning as the top goal where teachers can provide an environment of exploration, challenge, and discovery without worrying about the results of a test.”
Written by Corinne Garcia Thursday, June 17 2010
When Deborah Moore volunteered at her kindergartner’s school pizza party in 2000, she was shocked to find that the school didn’t recycle. It wasn’t long until Moore cofounded Green Schools Initiative, where she serves as executive director.
Written by Melinda Ennis-Roughton Tuesday, June 15 2010
“We have to figure it out,” says parent Nancy Habif about arts education, which is being cut from school budgets. “If we don’t, we’re preventing our children from soaring as high as they can go.”
Written by Melinda Ennis-Roughton Sunday, May 30 2010
Arts education programs are easy targets for the administrative ax. They’re usually the first to fall as state legislators cut once sacrosanct school budgets while desperately seeking solutions to massive shortfalls. Arts education is usually not viewed as hard core by local school boards.
Written by Jan Jaben-Eilon Sunday, March 21 2010Rochelle Shoretz, executive director of Sharsheret and a two-time breast cancer survivor, founded Sharsheret (Hebrew for chain) in 2001 to connect young Jewish women fighting breast cancer following her own diagnosis at age 28.