Friday, August 18, 2017

Schools

MTA Students Join YUPAC Lobby Mission in Washington

Every year, a group of MTA students joins Yeshiva University’s Political Action Committee (YUPAC) lobby mission to Washington, DC, and this year was no different. Participating students had to practice their advocacy skills in advance, starting with a half-day training session held on February 1st, at which they prepared their

A Different Kind of Orthodox High School for Girls

Sharon, Mass—My husband and I chose The Binah School carefully for our daughter Chana. We were impressed that the co-founders of this new school realized their educational model is ground-breaking, ran a pilot program before opening a year later as a full-time school in 2012. They were successful at gaining the interest of one of

At MTA, Students and Teachers Stay Late for Study Night

What is the equivalent to a SAT prep course for mid-term exams?  At MTA, it is called Study Night. In what has become an MTA tradition, students and teachers stayed in school for three hours on the final night of classes in preparation for the upcoming mid-terms. About 150 students stayed to study and prepare

Koren Ani Tefilla Educational-Style Siddur Named National Jewish Book Award Winner

The Koren Ani Tefilla Siddur, the Hebrew/English weekday prayer book with translation by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University, and commentary by Rabbi Dr. Jay Goldmintz, adjunct professor at YU’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish

MTA Honors College Students Visit the Met

On February 3rd, the 9th grade MTA Honors College students visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The students enjoyed learning about the fundamental juxtapositions between the Ancient Egyptians and the Biblical Jews who lived in Egypt at that time. With the help of Rabbi Eli Cohen and Mr. Adam Dobrick, the trip to the museum

Charter Schools: Fabulous or Failures?

Depending on whom you ask, charter schools may be either an important solution to persistent educational inequality, or a misguided attack on public

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