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EdReach Teams Up With PBS And Sticher As It Looks To Become The Go-To Online Broadcast Network For Education | TechCrunch

EdReach Teams Up With PBS And Sticher As It Looks To Become The Go-To Online Broadcast Network For Education | TechCrunch | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
The steady rise of tuition rates, class sizes and student debt combined with the decline in the number of teaching assistants, courses and programs has pushed education into the spotlight over the past year.
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About/IWitness:Video Testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses

Designed for educators and students, IWitness provides a searchable collection of more than 1,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s archive, along with educational tools and...
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This is a great resource, definitely worth checking into! 

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In Rural Georgia, Students Step Up to Offer Integrated Prom

In Rural Georgia, Students Step Up to Offer Integrated Prom | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
A week after a “white prom” was held in Wilcox County, Ga., the first integrated prom, organized by students, will take place.
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Hard to believe...segregated proms. This story lauds the first 'integrated' prom at a high school in Georgia.

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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News

New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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InstaStock: The Instagram-based startup that could change stock photography | Digital Trends

InstaStock: The Instagram-based startup that could change stock photography | Digital Trends | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
If you want to make money off your Instagram account, a new service lets you turn your filtered snapshots into stock images. (InstaStock wants to turn your selfies into a business model: Where do you go when you can't afford a professio...
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When Teens Say "I'm not that Jewish"

When Teens Say "I'm not that Jewish" | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
I met with several teens yesterday and when I asked them to tell me about their Jewish identity, and at one point or another, more than half of them responded in the negative with: "I'm not that Je...
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This is a post I wrote a while ago, but a comment I heard yesterday reminded me of the work to be done!

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Anti-Semitic Attacks Surged In 2012, Report Finds

Anti-Semitic Attacks Surged In 2012, Report Finds | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israeli researchers warned of a sudden upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks, topped by a deadly school shooting in France, noting a link to the rise of extremist parties in Europe.

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Teens: Watch Your Social Media Presence

Teens: Watch Your Social Media Presence | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
"Treat every conversation you have on Twitter or Facebook as if it were a nationally televised press conference." This advice is not a recommendation from a public relations firm, or from a head hu...
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For Teens: Who you are on the web is more important than ever before, and may have consequences for your future.

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A Bar Mitzvah Mashup That Could Make a Man Out of You

A Bar Mitzvah Mashup That Could Make a Man Out of You | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

This month,"12-year-old Torontonian Jorel Hoffert is poised to cross the threshold to manhood — and to announce this signal event, he conscripted his parents and grandparents to make a truly mind-blowing video invitation..."

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Check out this bar mitzvah video....is it the wave of the future? A mashup of "Gangnam Style" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" performed by a kid named after Superman's father--will prompt you to think 'out of the box' about a traditional invitation.

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Betrayal, Abandonment, and Jewish Teen Education

Betrayal, Abandonment, and Jewish Teen Education | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
This past Sunday I met with a group of parents interested in checking out options for their teens' Jewish education. They were committed to their children's education and wanted the best for them. ...
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GOP Lawmaker Apologizes To 'The Jews' For 'Jew Me Down' Comment

GOP Lawmaker Apologizes To 'The Jews' For 'Jew Me Down' Comment | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Oklahoma state Rep. Dennis Johnson (R-Duncan) apologized Wednesday for recently using the phrase "Jew me down." While speaking on the virtues of small business in debate over a bill Wednesday, he said, "They might try to Jew me down on a price.
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Conservative rabbis perform first conversions to Judaism in Portugal - Haaretz

Conservative rabbis perform first conversions to Judaism in Portugal - Haaretz | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Haaretz Conservative rabbis perform first conversions to Judaism in Portugal Haaretz Conservative rabbis perform first conversions to Judaism in Portugal.
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Recruiters: Stop Texting in Interviews!

Recruiters: Stop Texting in Interviews! | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
HR execs say many college grads lack interview skills, they take calls, text and sometimes bring their parents or pets.
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Teens: check this out, promise you won't do this on your internship interviews! 

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Judgment Not Included

Judgment Not Included | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Some theories about the motivations behind the Boston attack and the role the Internet played in shaping them are outrageous.
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The disconnect when Muslim youth short circuit the route to change

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Teachers taught to ground helicopters

Schools are introducing rules for how parents and teachers should interact as part of a growing push back against families who hover too much.
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The Coming Revolution in Public Education

The Coming Revolution in Public Education | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Why the current wave of reforms, with its heavy emphasis on standardized tests, may actually be harming students (Best news in US education in years. Maybe we're finally waking up.
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Florida approves online-only public university education - Chicago Tribune

Florida approves online-only public university education - Chicago Tribune | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Florida approves online-only public university education Chicago Tribune TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Public university students in Florida next year will be able to start working toward college degrees without actually going to college, under...
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UTM class goes ‘unplugged’ for technological awareness

UTM class goes ‘unplugged’ for technological awareness | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
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Can you take this challenge? 

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SHOCKING: Ace Of Base's Nazi Past

SHOCKING: Ace Of Base's Nazi Past | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Ace of Base fans will be disappointed to learn that one of the band's founding members has a disturbing secret: He was in a Nazi band and has ties to a political party that also leans uncomfortably toward the hate-group side of the spectrum.
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Social media complicate drinking rules at high schools

Social media complicate drinking rules at high schools | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
When Mark Kuisle steps out of his office at Century High School, it's not unusual for him to find pictures of his students engaged in illegal activities — drinking, smoking or otherwise — slid under his door upon returning.
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Thinking Like a Teen

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There is a link on this site to a comprehensive report Effective Strategies for Educating and Engaging Jewish Teens. 

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