In a recent Op-Ed for the New York Jewish Week I argued that the focus of Education Reform ought to shift from specific teaching techniques and classroom protocols to the harnessing of cognitive science and data science for the sake of improving learning. In doing so I called for the Jewish community to marshal its resources in both areas so that we, who value education as much or more so than any people on Earth, might help lead the way toward these new horizons rather than waiting for others to do so and for the effects to trickle back down to the Jewish Day School world.
In response, an important conversation has developed around whether these areas should, indeed, be our priorities, whether we have the communal resources necessary to get ahead of the curve, and whether cognitive and data science have the power to effect real change in student learning. Join the conversation here and let us know what you think.
CEO of the Ades Family Foundation. Founding Head of School of the Jewish Leadership Academy. Fascinated with the Jewish future.