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Dr. Michael Kay One of Three New Young Day School Headmasters in Westchester

Dr. Michael Kay, an alumnus from the doctoral Program in Education and Jewish Studies, is one of three new young headmasters taking key positions in day school education around NYC.  He was interviewed by the Jewish Week about his new position and spoke about preparing students for the future.  “One of the purposes of education is to prepare students for careers, but 50 percent of high school students will end up in careers that don’t currently exist ... We don’t know what they will be doing, but we do know what kind of skills they will need: being able to work collaboratively in teams, having facility with technology, critical thinking and being able to analyze a text. All those are skills that bridge the gap between general studies and Jewish studies.”