Detroit Community Establishes Board to License Jewish Teachers
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Detroit Community Establishes Board to License Jewish Teachers

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For the first time in the history of Jewish education in this city, a Board of License was established here by the community for the accreditation of Hebrew and Yiddish teachers. Many of the leading Jewish educational institutions in this city, including congregational schools, have indicated their willingness to accept the standards for certification set up by the new Board of License.

Requirements for certification have been set up for various categories, and provisions have been made for temporary licenses for Jewish teacher-trainees. The schools, which vary widely in their religious orientation and curricular content, have agreed to restrict their teaching staffs to those who hold valid Board certificates or who are working toward certification. All expressed a common concern to help, through this plan, to raise the standards of Jewish education and Jewish educational institutions.

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