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Aaron Listhaus to head Hebrew charter school incubator

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NEW YORK (JTA) — Aaron Listhaus, the chief academic officer for New York City’s Office of Charter Schools, will take over as the head of the Hebrew Charter School Center.

Listhaus, who has spent a year-and-a half helping to oversee nearly 70 authorized charter schools in New York City, will assume his new post in January. 

The Hebrew Charter School Center is a nonprofit organization created by the Areivim Philanthropic Group in 2009 to help advance the Hebrew language charter school movement. Based in New York, the center works with planning teams and existing charter schools across the United States to build capacity for designing new Hebrew language charter schools, provide resources for established schools, train teachers, create a network of Hebrew language charter schools, and help communities start the schools.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Hebrew Charter School Center team and have an opportunity to be at the forefront of this exciting new movement that is bringing innovative, high-quality, dual-language public schools of choice to children across the country,” Listhaus said. “It brings together my personal experience of learning Hebrew as a young child, my teaching experience in a dual-language setting and my work in school design and support to the development and promotion of a network of Hebrew Language Charter Schools across the country. I can’t wait to get started.”

In New York, Listhaus was responsible for the academic programs of the charter schools.

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