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Data, Idols, Passover, and Slavery

1. Whenever I hear Jewish day school people babble about being “data driven,” I think of the classic scene from the film Glengarry Glen Ross,  in which Alec Baldwin, as a slickly evil dude named Blake, announces to a drab room of beat-down salesmen: The good news is—you’re fired. The bad news is you’ve got, …

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Sacha Litman

Based on data from hundreds of Jewish Day Schools, we think the focus will shift this year from Affordability to Perceived Quality. We recently finished analyzing our Jewish Day School Parent Survey data: 25,000 parent responses from 120 schools show that it is quality, not price, driving enrollment. The key to affordability is higher enrollment, …

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Dr. Amy Sales

In the coming year, “conventional wisdom” will likely be upended by data. As more schools enter their numbers into JData, PEJE, communities, and the schools themselves will be able to see: actual cost of delivering day school education to a child; changes in cost over time; variation in cost by school size, type, location, and …

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It’s 2013, Do You Know Where Your Affordability Is?

You have opinions about day school affordability. Theories, ideas, firmly held preconceptions—they are in your brain, just bouncing around. I myself am currently holding three or four impossible perspectives in my head, and it’s not even breakfast. The Affordability Knowledge Center is not just about me giving you information; it’s also about you sharing your …

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Help Me Help You!

If you fill out your school’s JData profile, soon I will be able to give you all this information—and then some. As you may know, PEJE recently partnered with JData to better serve the data reporting and analysis needs for Jewish day schools.

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