Education

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Proposed California Curriculum Called Anti-Semitic

UPDATE: They Listened! In a public statement on the draft Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, the California State Board of Education stated that “the current draft model curriculum falls short and needs to be substantially redesigned.” “Following the Instructional Quality Commission’s review and response to all public comments, a new draft will be developed for State…

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New Parenting Series to Launch 

iGen Parenting is a monthly education series for parents of tweens. It provides an opportunity to connect with other parents while learning about important topics facing today’s youth. The idea for iGen Parenting grew out of Marni Steinberg’s desire to help a community of parents get information and talk about the issues facing tweens. The…

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Local Residents Honored at Israel’s Technion

Photo: From left: Technion President Peretz Lavie, Eugene Shapiro and Marlene Shapiro. Eugene and Marlene Shapiro of Paradise Valley were recently awarded an honorary fellowship from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology during the Board of Governors (BOG) meeting on the Haifa campus. The couple received the honor for “the vital roles (they) have played with…

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Israel plans to aid students of Ethiopian descent

PHOTO:  Israel introduces plan to encourage academic excellence and leadership among students of Ethiopian descent. Photo by  Shlomi Amsalem   Israel’s Council for Higher Education recently approved a $40.4 million (145 million NIS) multiyear plan to encourage academic excellence and leadership among students of Ethiopian descent. The program sprang from Israel’s 2015 Government Policy for…

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Federation introduces Yesod Leadership class of 2019

Photo: Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix President & CEO Marty Haberer proudly poses with its Yesod Leadership graduates David Zuckerman, Ian Turner, Shahar Edry, Madelaine Berg, Yoni Harris,  Chelsea Rosenberg, Marc Newman, Deena Harari, Sam Levine, Sivan Levine and Yesod Coordinator Shoshana Greenberg. Not pictured: Rebecca Kramer The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is pleased…

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New flying/driving robot developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

The first experimental robot drone that flies like a typical quadcopter, drives on tough terrain and squeezes into tight spaces using the same motors, has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. The hybrid FSTAR (flying sprawl-tuned autonomous robot) was introduced at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2019 in Montreal…

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