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        8/13/2012, Av 25, 5772

      Education Ministry to Subsidize School Trips

      Education Minister Gidon Saar spoke Monday to the Knesset’s Education Committee to discuss his ministry’s preparations for the new school year. Among other things, Saar informed the committee that the ministry will be spending 270 million shekels to subsidize school trips, in an attempt to ease the financial burden on parents.

      In addition, he said, the ministry is working on setting clear standards for the pricing of textbooks.