In March 2010, JESNA began a new annual tradition in honor of Women's History month: 31 days of Jewish women in education. Each of the 31 women (or women's organizations) selected this year reflect some aspect of the wide range of contributions Jewish women have made to the world of education, both Judaic and secular, throughout American history. <br /><br />Download the full PDF here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=586&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> 31 Days of Jewish Women in Education (<span class="small">1.6 MB</span>)</a>

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<p class="leadin">For many years schools in the United States have faced a teacher shortage, especially in areas such as special education, bilingual education, math, and science. This shortage has been exacerbated by an alarming failure on the part of school districts to retain teachers — up to 50 percent of new teachers leave after five years. Moreover, studies have shown an inequitable distribution of veteran and newer teachers across districts, often reinforcing other institutional inequities based on race and class.</p> <p>The impacts of the above problems are profound and unequal.</p> <p>Addressing this situation is complicated and requires us to confront fundamental problems that face our public schools: inadequate and unequal funding, lack of planning and collaboration time for teachers, large class size and difficult working conditions, faulty mentoring and evaluation systems, ...

Publication Date2009
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Keshet's mission is to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews are fully welcomed and included in all parts of the Jewish community. The National Training Institute offers participants concrete skills and resources to engage the staff and faculty at your institution in creating learning and social environments that are fully inclusive of GLBTQI Jewish youth and their families. Scholarships are available. <br />

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Keshet's mission is to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews are fully welcomed and included in all parts of the Jewish community. <p>In the Greater Boston area, Keshet offers social and cultural events for GLBT Jews ranging from Jewish text study to an annual GLBT Jewish speed-dating gala, Keshet Quick Dates. Nationally, Keshet offers support, training, and resources to create a Jewish community that welcomes and affirms GLBT Jews.</p> <p>The website includes information about their programs, related news and events, and resources.</p>

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<p class="copy">Knowledge Communities is dedicated to promoting knowledge sharing and innovation in organizations by helping them to build their capacity to launch and support the growth of learning communities.</p> <p class="copy">Underlying our practice is the idea that knowledge and insight are created and acquired when humans interact with each other and their environment. Members of learning communities learn through a diverse range of social interactions, such as one-on-one conversations, storytelling and group discussion, as well as research projects and presentations. </p>

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A non-profit grassroots organization aimed at getting youth through the age of 15 to engage in global dialogue, the site includes international projects, chats, and a kids art gallery.

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Dr. Stanley Dickson and Karen L. Zakalik conducted a study of alumni of a Buffalo day school to explore the effects of Jewish education on identity, commitment, and philanthropy.<br /> <a href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=159&amp;Itemid=362" target="_blank" class="doclink"><img border="0" alt="icon" src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" />&nbsp;Kadimah School: The Pursuit of Scholastic Excellence and Religious Commitment Executive Summary (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a><br type="_moz" />

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An article about K-12 loan options for parents of students in private schools.

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<p>Kesher, Hebrew for &quot;connection&quot;, is a program that combines after-school child care with excellence in Jewish and Hebrew learning. With respect and camaraderie in a joy-filled, nurturing environment, we foster Jewish knowledge, sense of community and a vitality of spirit that makes our children proud, educated Jews. Children and their families come to value Jewish learning as a natural process, unfolding throughout their lives.</p>

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<p>Publishing house specializing in Jewish religious objects, scholarly books and textbooks for religious and day schools.</p>

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<p>Publishers of children's books on Jewish life.</p>

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