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Rule your school in our
fashion picks for fall.
Lynne Konstantin I Contributing Writer
ids can be the class star every day
by expressing their inner fashionista
— boys, too.
"chunky knit sweat-
with neon tanks,
tons of lace and
gings are where it's
at for girls:' says
co-owner of Love
Child in Franklin.
"For boys, graphic
tees and fun, rug-
ged sweats are still
a strong trend?'
For both: Layer,
Max & Bean Flutter
Top with Lace ($40)
and TK, all at Love
Child, Franklin (248-
remember — bold
For a look at the latest back-to-school trends,
see page 30.
and plans for its
next 50 years.
Isaac Wolfe of West
Bloomfield and Ziv Brodie of
Southfield, both juniors at
Akiva, get some Israeli food
Shelli Liebman Dorfman
at the school's annual Yom
ummer activity at Akiva Hebrew Day School went
far beyond the early August paint touch-ups and
floor and carpet cleaning.
For head of school, Rabbi Tzvi Klugerman, the warm
weather months brought a continuation of what he came to
Akiva to achieve.
"I was brought in to make change said Klugerman,
whose summer included many hours revamping curricu-
lum, meeting with new staff and attending a conference
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of the International Society of Technology in Education
in San Antonio on a grant from the New York-based Avi
Chai Foundation. He also spent time at Gratz College in
Philadelphia, where he is working toward a doctorate in
In a recent letter to families of the Southfield-based nurs-
ery-12 Orthodox Zionist day school, he wrote, "When I came
to Akiva Hebrew Day School two years ago, I pledged that
we were going to pursue parallel excellence on both sides of
the curriculum by changing the academic program where
needed and streamlining our operations so that we could be
even more fiscally responsible.
"We are designing a multi-year system of accountability
for all our students' academic programs, implementing a sys-
tem that serves our students in need of educational support
even better, and requiring all our teachers, new and veteran,
to be fluent in the educational lexicon of the best practices in
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