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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.David Lev, 5/31/2011, 9:33 PM

Summer School Break Shortened; Holiday Breaks Lengthened

Breaking with tradition, the school year will start on August 26 rather than on September 1. This will allow schools traction before Rosh Hashana.Aryeh ben Hayim, 5/31/2011, 3:56 PM

Nazis Tried to Create Army of Talking Dogs

The Nazis believed dogs were almost as intelligent as humans, researchers say – and tried to create an army with them to win the war. Chana Ya'ar, 5/26/2011, 10:50 AM

Math Exams = High Tension

Approximately 300,000 Israeli students tackle tricky math matriculation exams Monday, and officials hope there won’t be leaked answers this time. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/23/2011, 11:43 AM

Bible Contest Decided in Overtime

In a dramatic finale Shlomo Edelman came through with a perfect score on the last series of questions to clinch victoryAryeh Ben Hayim, 5/10/2011, 1:51 PM

Israeli Soccer Stars Recruited to Promote Road Safety

Role models from sports world join the effort to save lives on the roads by undergoing unpleasant simulated situations.Gil Ronen & Yoni Kempinski, 5/10/2011, 10:31 AM

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.Gil Ronen & Hezki Baruch, 4/17/2011, 6:40 PM

Video: Arts and Culture Day for Religious Education Students

Some of Israel's top artists took part in a day of culture for state religious schools: "Use modern media...but make the messages educational."Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 4/4/2011, 2:15 AM

Good Deeds Day in Religious-Education Schools

250,000 public-religious school network pupils took part in “Good Deeds Day." MK Mola says network was the only one that helped Ethiopian olim.Hillel Fendel, 3/31/2011, 9:27 PM

BGU Head: S. African U. Was Impressed by the Pluralism Here

Interview: Professor Rivka Carmi, President of Ben Gurion University, responds to the decision by a South African university to cut ties with BGU.Elad Benari, 3/25/2011, 11:42 AM

Israel and Tsunamis: 13 in 2,500 Years

Haifa U earthquake and tsunami expert says three have hit Caesaria alone, including one 900 years ago.Hillel Fendel, 3/14/2011, 10:12 AM

AMIT Salutes its Seniors

AMIT network of schools holds a special evening to honor its past teachers and principals.Elad Benari, 2/18/2011, 3:13 AM

Religious High School Girls Bring Agnon to Life on Stage

Students present play based on a story by S. Y. Agnon. The goal: to connect to literature, to elderly people and to one another.Yoni Kempinski, 2/14/2011, 2:12 AM

'The Time has Come for Education'

The 'Hakol Hinuch' movement pushes for laws to put education in the spotlight.Maayana Miskin, 1/9/2011, 10:05 PM

On Facebook, Parents are New Immigrants, Children are Natives

Rabbi Yona Goodman of Orot College speaks to INN TV about Facebook and how it can fit into the life of an observant Jew.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 1/4/2011, 4:18 AM

Teachers to Get Pay Raise, Longer Hours

A lengthy dispute between high school teachers and the Ministry of Education ended quietly with a deal for higher salaries.Maayana Miskin, 12/29/2010, 10:25 PM

Scientists Identify Genetic Variant in Alcoholic Violence

Researchers have identified the genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule linked with the severe impulsivity that leads to alcoholic violence.Hana Levi Julian, LCSW-R , 12/23/2010, 3:23 PM

Religious High School Ranks First in Computer Matriculation Test

AMIT technological school in Kfar Batya takes top spot in the country in the computer bagrut exam.Elad Benari, 12/22/2010, 5:10 AM

Study: Separate Classes Achieve Better Results

Boys and girls who study in separate classrooms are better focused and achieve better results, says director of hareidi institute.Elad Benari, 12/1/2010, 3:14 AM

Top Israeli Mathematician to Be Honored

Mathematics professor from Hebrew U. will speak at prestigious U.S. conference and will be the first Israeli to do so.Elad Benari, 11/23/2010, 5:11 AM

Amit Educational Awards Celebrate Its Students' Accomplishments

Amit runs more than 85 facilities, including schools, youth villages and child care groups all over Israel, says director Dr. Francine S. Stein.David Lev, 11/10/2010, 8:10 AM

Education Ministry: Teachers' Strike Illegal

The Middle and High School Teachers Organization said it would strike Tuesday in ten middle schools because of deductions from teachers' pay.Gil Ronen, 11/8/2010, 10:40 PM

Bnei Akiva Educators on Challenges of the Facebook Generation

Educators from Bnei Akiva high schools gathered to discuss how to compete with the temptations of the world of media. Gil Ronen & Yoni Kempinski, 11/8/2010, 9:26 PM

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.Yoni Kempinski and Maayana Miskin, 10/31/2010, 10:55 PM

In Akko, Pool Halls Keep Youth from Falling into Corner Pocket

The Mayor of Akko paid a special visit to Oraita, a unique pool hall and club for teens that also provides a warm learning atmosphere. Gil Ronen, 10/20/2010, 7:10 PM

Biophysicist: Scientist Gabi Avital To be Commended, Not Fired

Interview with scientist-author Lee Spetner: Dr. Gabi Avital was fired as Education Min. Chief Scientist for disagreeing with "orthodox science."David Lev, 10/13/2010, 1:13 PM

Sha'alvim Yeshiva Marks Jubilee

Huge event planned for Tuesday on the yeshiva campus with the participation of religious dignitaries and cantors' performancesGil Ronen and Yoni Kempinski, 10/10/2010, 6:00 PM

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.Ben Bresky & Eitan Ori Behar, 9/2/2010, 8:11 AM

Orlev Wishes Students a Year with No Strikes

Education Committee Chairman MK Orlev asks unions to let children begin the school year Wednesday without strikes.Gil Ronen, 8/30/2010, 5:21 PM

Justice Ministry Holding Up Classrooms in Judea, Samaria

Human Rights group furious with Deputy Attorney General for delaying building of 23 classrooms.Gil Ronen, 8/4/2010, 8:30 PM

500 Israeli Academics Demand Right to Boycott Selves

The Education Minister thinks academics have no right to call for a boycott on their own universities. 500 profs say they do, too.Gil Ronen, 7/8/2010, 9:27 PM

US University Execs To Meet with Israeli, PA Leaders

A delegation of American university presidents is participating in an intensive seminar in Israel organized by the American Jewish Committee.Malkah Fleisher, 7/7/2010, 7:57 AM

Israeli Students in High Demand for US MBA programs

US universities are competing against each other to enroll Israeli students in their business administration programs.Malkah Fleisher, 7/6/2010, 10:22 PM

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.Gil Ronen, 6/29/2010, 6:06 PM

Popular Technion Teachers will Receive 100,000 Shekel Prizes

Hi-tech billionaire Moshe Yanai funds 20-year, 40 million shekel program that will give the students' favorite lecturers huge bonuses.Gil Ronen, 6/15/2010, 7:20 PM

Supreme Court: No More Gov’t Stipends for Kollel Students

Supreme Court rules that as of the fiscal year 2011, the government may no longer pay the minimal stipends it gives Kollel students.Hillel Fendel, 6/14/2010, 9:38 PM

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 GirlsYoni Kempinski, 5/21/2010, 9:16 AM

Research: Parents Have More Religious Influence than Friends

Out of the three groups in a child's life – family, educators and friends – family has the most influence on the level of religious observance.Yoni Kempinski, 5/10/2010, 10:00 PM

Jerusalem English Speaking Youth Get Another Chance

A boys and girls high school, YTA, is getting Jerusalem's troubled English-speaking youth off the streets and into the classroom.Derek Cling, 5/10/2010, 4:44 PM

"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 homeYoni Kempinski, 5/9/2010, 11:21 PM

Where Huge and Tiny Meet: Giant Nano Tech Center at Bar Ilan

With over 40 technologically-advanced laboratories, the Bar-Ilan Nanotechnology Triplex provides a home for nanotechnology research initiativesYoni Kempinski, 5/9/2010, 7:40 PM

Ethiopian Olim Knock on Computer Industry's Door

Eighteen young olim (new immigrants) from Ethiopia have completed a first-of-its-kind computer systems training course.Hillel Fendel, 5/5/2010, 3:55 PM

Religious Girls Compete for Top Math Prize

Religious Jewish girls compete in a worldwide mathematics tournament.Maayana Miskin, 5/3/2010, 3:53 PM

Top Science Students Awarded

Twelve of Israel's top doctoral students in the sciences will be given the prestigious Adams Award for their work.Maayana Miskin, 4/19/2010, 3:28 PM

International Virtual Math Olympics

The Ariel University Center recently hosted the online Math Olympics, a competition including groups from Israel and around the world.Yoni Kempinski, 4/15/2010, 10:40 PM

Rabbi, Industrialist Plan Hareidi Vocational School

A renowned rabbi and Israel's wealthiest industrialist have come together to create hareidi society's first vocational high school.Maayana Miskin, 3/21/2010, 7:35 PM

Teaching Civics the Jewish Way

School civics courses amidst expulsions, administrative detention, and refusal of orders – they’re not what they used to be!Hillel Fendel, 3/14/2010, 1:52 PM

Tzvia Art School – Creative Art and Jewish Religion Coexist

The Wollinitz Tzvia Art School for Girls held an exhibition this week of students' final projects at the Jerusalem City HallYoni Kempinski, 3/11/2010, 9:47 PM

Students to Tour Historic Jerusalem

Saar gets permission for students to visit historic sites in eastern Jerusalem. Maayana Miskin, 3/11/2010, 5:51 PM

Ben-Gurion U Opens YouTube Channel

Ben-Gurion University in the Negev joins YouTube with a channel sharing practical and educational material.Maayana Miskin, 3/8/2010, 11:13 AM

Science Minister Weighs in On Evolution Debate

Min. Hershkowitz defends Education Ministry Chief Scientist, who said schools should teach criticisms of theories of evolution, global warming. Gil Ronen, 3/4/2010, 11:04 PM

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).Malkah Fleisher, 3/4/2010, 6:47 AM

Efrat Bible Education Center Takes Visitors Back in Time

Activities at 'Atnachta' in Efrat provide experience-based learning of the Bible for school children.Gil Ronen, 2/23/2010, 9:23 PM

New Israeli Research: How To Boost Memory and Avoid Memory Loss

A Tel Aviv University study finds that magnesium supplements, sold to increase memory, don't work. But they are developing a new product that does.Baruch Gordon, 2/23/2010, 11:37 AM

Live Video Links Yesha with Schools in LA, NY and Australia

A novel concept puts Jewish children in Samaria in video contact with their counterparts in four Diaspora schools. They sang Purim songs together. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Yoni Kempinski, 2/22/2010, 12:03 AM

Will Fly-Eating Plants Save Human Lives?

New Tel Aviv University research investigates anti-fungal agents in the sticky "pitchers" of carnivorous plants.Baruch Gordon, 2/18/2010, 11:13 PM

Barak Signs Ariel College Upgrade to University

College in Samaria will have 'university center' status for two year trial period, then could become full fledged university.Gil Ronen, 1/20/2010, 6:11 PM