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.
Video: INN Meets Bible Contest ParticipantsAhead of Tuesday's international Bible Contest in Jerusalem, INN TV met and spoke with some of the contestants.
Saar: No More Lies, We're Keeping HevronEducation Minister Saar visits Gush Etzion, says students will be taken to see Jewish holy sites in Hevron.
Education Minister Joins Samarian Kindergarten KidsEducation Minister Gideon Sa'ar visits kindergarten in the Samaria town of Elkana.
Education Minister in Beit ElEducation Minister Saar paid a visit to Beit El today, telling the crowd, “I’ve approved 2 more nursery schools here, so hurry up and build them!”
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.
Education Minister Lights Western Wall MenorahMinister of Education Gideon Saar lights the sixth Chanukah candle at the Western Wall Plaza, discusses importance of Jerusalem to the Jews.
Lone Voice at Rabin Memorial: Stop Blaming NationalistsLikud Minister Gideon Saar was a lone voice at Rabin memorial Saturday night while others mourned Oslo instead of Rabin.
Saar: Public Schools First Priority for Education SpendingEducation Minister Gidon Saar says Israel must put public schools first – even at the expense of hareidi-religious and Arab schools.
Saar Plays Down Changes: No Attempt to Judaize ArabsEducation Minister Saar denies trying to 'Judaize' Israel's Arabs, as Arab leaders announce a strike.
Last-Minute Solution to Petach Tikva School CrisisThe Education Ministry, the city of Petach Tikva, and local schools have reached a last-minute deal to absorb 100 immigrant pupils.
Saar Drops 'Nakba,' Arab Groups FuriousEducation Minister Gideon Saar says Israeli schools cannot teach that the creation of the state was a disaster. Arab groups furious.
No Immigrants? No Funding, Semi-Private Schools ToldSemi-private schools that refused to take in immigrants from Ethiopia may lose their funding, as the Education Ministry rejects compromise deal.
Despite Problems, Teachers Union Praises SaarTeachers Organization head Ran Erez is impressed by Gideon Saar despite problems facing schools this year.
Netanyahu Reveals Anti-Violence PlanPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed details of his "Zero Tolerance for Violence" policy.
Parents Want Dress Code for Teachers: No Belly ButtonsTeachers may have to dress more modestly this year. The Association of Israeli Parents wants a ban on mini-skirts and exposed tummies.