Common Core Makes Its Way To The Center of Education

September 17, 2014
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Common Core Makes Its Way To The Center of Education

The phrase ‘Common Core’ has become an education buzzword. It appears in news reports and discussions on education, and is often blamed for all of the recent failings of the American education system. Surprisingly few Americans, however, understand what the Common Core actually is. According to a recent national poll by Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup,...

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Ten Pieces of Friendly Advice for the Best Shabbaton Ever

September 17, 2014
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Ten Pieces of Friendly Advice for the Best Shabbaton Ever

1)    Come to the Shabbaton – In order to have fun at the Shabbaton, it’s kind of important to come to the Shabbaton. I am sure you will hear the phrase about 100 more times this school year (especially from Dylan Posner), so I...

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Opinion: The New York Times Reveals Bias Coverage Toward Israel

September 17, 2014
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The New York Times, the largest local metropolitan newspaper in the United States, has been unfairly covering the Gaza war. Simply put, they make Israel out to be the bully victimizing Gaza. The New York Times has a history of skewing public opinion by...

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Freshmen Venture On An Odyssey

September 17, 2014
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Freshmen Venture On An Odyssey

On the first night of summer break, forty-three 9th grade students gathered in the high school library for a full night of reading – literally. It was the Odyssey Overnight, a one-of-a-kind event that had taken place only one other time in the United...

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Heschel Students Travel, Study and Volunteer Over Summer Vacation

September 17, 2014
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Heschel Students Travel, Study and Volunteer Over Summer Vacation

Summer has come and gone in almost the blink of an eye, and Heschel students have traveled far and beyond. While some students traveled with their parents to visit famous landmarks, others engaged in community service trips overseas, and another handful of students attended...

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Teacher Profile: Lisa Inberg

September 17, 2014
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Teacher Profile: Lisa Inberg

A new teacher – and a new accent – has been added to the social studies faculty this year: Lisa Inberg. A native of Sydney, Australia, Inberg grew up as the youngest sibling to two older brothers. As a result of spending her childhood...

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Unaccompanied Minors Crossing the Border Present Severe Issue

September 17, 2014
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Illegal immigration to the United States has increased 900% since 2011. A recent surge of illegal immigrants has brought the flaws of US immigration policy to the attention of the entire nation. These recent immigrants have presented a new and acute issue because they...

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Upcoming Events

Cultural Events:
Tuesday May 20:
Celebration of the Arts at 6:30pm
Thursday May 22:
Heschel Benefit at Chelsea Piers at 6pm

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