Tag: Jewish day schools

DeSantis speaks on school choice and security at visit to Jewish Day school

In his first trip to South Florida since winning the election, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis visited a Jewish Day school Monday where he spoke about the importance of expanding educational options and enhancing security specifically at such schools. DeSantis visited Brauser Maimonides Academy, a Jewish Day school in Fort Lauderdale, where[Read More…]

Fla. House panel approves bill funding security at Jewish day schools

Citing a rash of anti-semitic threats, the Florida House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee unanimously approved a measure setting aside $1.5 million to enhance security at all Jewish day schools in Florida. Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, said since the beginning of the year there has been a dramatic rise in anti-Semitism.[Read More…]

New advocacy group to focus on helping Jewish day schools thrive

Finances were always a struggle for the Hebrew Academy of Tampa Bay, a small Jewish day school in Florida. But when the economy tanked a few years ago, the struggle turned into a fight for survival. “We had to go out and find those dollars,’’ said Sulha Dubrowski, the school’s[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: voucher testing in Florida, school choice prospects for the New Year and more

Florida: Incoming Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett talks about the idea of voucher students being required to take the same standardized tests as their public school peers (Tampa Bay Times’ Gradebook blog). Texas: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst sees expanded school choice as part of a legislative agenda that aims to make[Read More…]