Yad L'achim: 'Kids in Secular Schools Don't Know Shema'Days before the holiday of Shavuot, Yad L'achim called for more action in promoting Jewish identity among schoolchildren in Israel.
Summer School Break Shortened; Holiday Breaks LengthenedBreaking with tradition, the school year will start on August 26 rather than on September 1. This will allow schools traction before Rosh Hashana.
Nazis Tried to Create Army of Talking DogsThe Nazis believed dogs were almost as intelligent as humans, researchers say – and tried to create an army with them to win the war.
Math Exams = High TensionApproximately 300,000 Israeli students tackle tricky math matriculation exams Monday, and officials hope there won’t be leaked answers this time.
Bible Contest Decided in OvertimeIn a dramatic finale Shlomo Edelman came through with a perfect score on the last series of questions to clinch victory
Israeli Soccer Stars Recruited to Promote Road SafetyRole models from sports world join the effort to save lives on the roads by undergoing unpleasant simulated situations.
Educator: Grades are Nice, What About Values?Yerushalayim Torah Academy head not impressed with matriculation stats, they don't test values. Religious schools, however, top eligibility list.
Video: Arts and Culture Day for Religious Education StudentsSome of Israel's top artists took part in a day of culture for state religious schools: "Use modern media...but make the messages educational."
Good Deeds Day in Religious-Education Schools250,000 public-religious school network pupils took part in “Good Deeds Day." MK Mola says network was the only one that helped Ethiopian olim.
BGU Head: S. African U. Was Impressed by the Pluralism HereInterview: Professor Rivka Carmi, President of Ben Gurion University, responds to the decision by a South African university to cut ties with BGU.
Israel and Tsunamis: 13 in 2,500 YearsHaifa U earthquake and tsunami expert says three have hit Caesaria alone, including one 900 years ago.
AMIT Salutes its SeniorsAMIT network of schools holds a special evening to honor its past teachers and principals.
Religious High School Girls Bring Agnon to Life on StageStudents present play based on a story by S. Y. Agnon. The goal: to connect to literature, to elderly people and to one another.
'The Time has Come for Education'The 'Hakol Hinuch' movement pushes for laws to put education in the spotlight.
On Facebook, Parents are New Immigrants, Children are NativesRabbi Yona Goodman of Orot College speaks to INN TV about Facebook and how it can fit into the life of an observant Jew.
Teachers to Get Pay Raise, Longer HoursA lengthy dispute between high school teachers and the Ministry of Education ended quietly with a deal for higher salaries.
Scientists Identify Genetic Variant in Alcoholic ViolenceResearchers have identified the genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule linked with the severe impulsivity that leads to alcoholic violence.
Religious High School Ranks First in Computer Matriculation TestAMIT technological school in Kfar Batya takes top spot in the country in the computer bagrut exam.
Study: Separate Classes Achieve Better ResultsBoys and girls who study in separate classrooms are better focused and achieve better results, says director of hareidi institute.
Top Israeli Mathematician to Be HonoredMathematics professor from Hebrew U. will speak at prestigious U.S. conference and will be the first Israeli to do so.
Amit Educational Awards Celebrate Its Students' AccomplishmentsAmit runs more than 85 facilities, including schools, youth villages and child care groups all over Israel, says director Dr. Francine S. Stein.
Education Ministry: Teachers' Strike IllegalThe Middle and High School Teachers Organization said it would strike Tuesday in ten middle schools because of deductions from teachers' pay.
Bnei Akiva Educators on Challenges of the Facebook GenerationEducators from Bnei Akiva high schools gathered to discuss how to compete with the temptations of the world of media.
MKs Visit Children in Lod; 'Like Sderot'MKs visit children in Lod as the government announces a plan to save the city. MK Danon “Fear like that in Sderot.” PM vows to check each month.
In Akko, Pool Halls Keep Youth from Falling into Corner PocketThe Mayor of Akko paid a special visit to Oraita, a unique pool hall and club for teens that also provides a warm learning atmosphere.
Biophysicist: Scientist Gabi Avital To be Commended, Not FiredInterview with scientist-author Lee Spetner: Dr. Gabi Avital was fired as Education Min. Chief Scientist for disagreeing with "orthodox science."
Sha'alvim Yeshiva Marks JubileeHuge event planned for Tuesday on the yeshiva campus with the participation of religious dignitaries and cantors' performances
Play Written by Netanyahu's Brother at Herut Women's Benefit"Jabotinsky would have approved," says Yael Shmargad of the Herut Women's day care centers across Israel. The group is celebrating 60 years.
Orlev Wishes Students a Year with No StrikesEducation Committee Chairman MK Orlev asks unions to let children begin the school year Wednesday without strikes.
Justice Ministry Holding Up Classrooms in Judea, SamariaHuman Rights group furious with Deputy Attorney General for delaying building of 23 classrooms.
500 Israeli Academics Demand Right to Boycott SelvesThe Education Minister thinks academics have no right to call for a boycott on their own universities. 500 profs say they do, too.
US University Execs To Meet with Israeli, PA LeadersA delegation of American university presidents is participating in an intensive seminar in Israel organized by the American Jewish Committee.
Israeli Students in High Demand for US MBA programsUS universities are competing against each other to enroll Israeli students in their business administration programs.
Islamic Movement 'Penetrated Arab Schools in Israel'Knesset Education Committee hears evidence that radical Muslim groups have a foothold in Arab sector of the education system.
Popular Technion Teachers will Receive 100,000 Shekel PrizesHi-tech billionaire Moshe Yanai funds 20-year, 40 million shekel program that will give the students' favorite lecturers huge bonuses.
Supreme Court: No More Gov’t Stipends for Kollel StudentsSupreme Court rules that as of the fiscal year 2011, the government may no longer pay the minimal stipends it gives Kollel students.
Bnei Akiva Institutions Mark 70 Years of "Torah and Avoda"Special academic conference at the Bar Ilan University marking 70 Years of Bnei Akiva Yeshivot and High Schools for Girls
Research: Parents Have More Religious Influence than FriendsOut of the three groups in a child's life – family, educators and friends – family has the most influence on the level of religious observance.
Jerusalem English Speaking Youth Get Another ChanceA boys and girls high school, YTA, is getting Jerusalem's troubled English-speaking youth off the streets and into the classroom.
"Returning Scientists" Counter "Brain-Drain"While many academics decide to develop their career outside Israel, Israeli universities are bringing 'the best of the best' back home
Where Huge and Tiny Meet: Giant Nano Tech Center at Bar IlanWith over 40 technologically-advanced laboratories, the Bar-Ilan Nanotechnology Triplex provides a home for nanotechnology research initiatives
Ethiopian Olim Knock on Computer Industry's DoorEighteen young olim (new immigrants) from Ethiopia have completed a first-of-its-kind computer systems training course.
Religious Girls Compete for Top Math PrizeReligious Jewish girls compete in a worldwide mathematics tournament.
Top Science Students AwardedTwelve of Israel's top doctoral students in the sciences will be given the prestigious Adams Award for their work.
International Virtual Math OlympicsThe Ariel University Center recently hosted the online Math Olympics, a competition including groups from Israel and around the world.
Rabbi, Industrialist Plan Hareidi Vocational SchoolA renowned rabbi and Israel's wealthiest industrialist have come together to create hareidi society's first vocational high school.
Teaching Civics the Jewish WaySchool civics courses amidst expulsions, administrative detention, and refusal of orders – they’re not what they used to be!
Tzvia Art School – Creative Art and Jewish Religion CoexistThe Wollinitz Tzvia Art School for Girls held an exhibition this week of students' final projects at the Jerusalem City Hall
Students to Tour Historic JerusalemSaar gets permission for students to visit historic sites in eastern Jerusalem.
Ben-Gurion U Opens YouTube ChannelBen-Gurion University in the Negev joins YouTube with a channel sharing practical and educational material.
Science Minister Weighs in On Evolution DebateMin. Hershkowitz defends Education Ministry Chief Scientist, who said schools should teach criticisms of theories of evolution, global warming.
British Scholarship Program 'For Palestine'Britain will sponsor PA students to do postgraduate work in its country in a program called Higher Education Scholarships for Palestine (HESPAL).
Efrat Bible Education Center Takes Visitors Back in TimeActivities at 'Atnachta' in Efrat provide experience-based learning of the Bible for school children.
New Israeli Research: How To Boost Memory and Avoid Memory LossA Tel Aviv University study finds that magnesium supplements, sold to increase memory, don't work. But they are developing a new product that does.
Live Video Links Yesha with Schools in LA, NY and AustraliaA novel concept puts Jewish children in Samaria in video contact with their counterparts in four Diaspora schools. They sang Purim songs together.
Will Fly-Eating Plants Save Human Lives?New Tel Aviv University research investigates anti-fungal agents in the sticky "pitchers" of carnivorous plants.
Barak Signs Ariel College Upgrade to UniversityCollege in Samaria will have 'university center' status for two year trial period, then could become full fledged university.