Education Ministry backs away from novel banEducation Ministry says Dorit Rabinyan's novel can now be studied in advanced literature classes, but not as part of general curriculum.
Left outraged as Bennett backs novel banLeftist MKs condemn Education Ministry's ban of novel depicting Arab-Jewish love. Minister Bennett: I back the professional echelon.
'Right-wing lecturers are hiding in the closet'Ronen Shoval of Academic Council says attack on Shaked from HUJI professors emblematic of leftist control over academia.
Pro-assimilation novel banned from Israeli schoolsEducation Ministry disqualifies novel depicting Arab-Jewish love story for fear it threatens adolescents' 'Jewish identity.'
New civics textbook approved, Galon goes lividEducation Ministry gives final approval to new text for school system; leftist MK slams 'war declaration against pluralism, secularism.'
Arab educators dismissed for inciting against IDF'Whoever thinks he can earn a salary from Israelis while encouraging their murder is dead wrong," Education Minister asserts.
Bennett Ranked Top Minister of the YearA Knesset Channel poll found the public is most satisfied with the work of Education Minister and Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett.
Watch: 'High Fives' from Shimon PeresFormer Israeli President poses as high school student for video campaign promoting math, science education.
Bennett: Leaders Must Pursue National ObjectivesBoth Education Minister and former president stress the importance of students well-skilled in math for Israel's technological future.
Gideon Sa'ar Hinting Again at Political Return?Former Likud minister says one day an Israeli prime minister will 'give expression' to education as Jewish state's biggest priority.
Bennett Dismisses Demands by 'Clueless' ArtistsEducation Minister says his decision to remove Culture Basket Committee chair for promoting pro-terror play is final.
Bennett: Why Wait 67 YearsEducation Minister Naftali Bennett says the program to teach Arab students Hebrew starting in kindergarten will help co-existence.
Bennett's Plan: Teach Arabs Hebrew in KindergartenMinister unveils new $7.9 million plan starting next year, aiming to boost Hebrew to give Arabs better jobs and economic power.
Cake, Candy to be Banned at School BirthdaysBeginning this year, cake and candy are 'persona non grata' at birthday parties in Israeli schools.
Nearly Half of Israel's 'Best' Schools ReligiousAlmost half the state schools that qualified for “excellence awards” were from the religious sector, according to the Education Ministry.
Bennett: 'Discrimination Of Any Kind Unacceptable'Education Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday met with organizations representing Israel's gay community.
Bennett Calls to Dissolve Culture BasketEducation Min. bemoans people 'deciding what art our children are exposed to;' says plays from Samaria theaters won't stand a chance.
School Strikes Take Israel By StormClasses cancelled in 70 Israeli towns and cities as students and parents continue to protest against overcrowding in the classroom.
Parents Launch School Strikes in 70 CitiesParents protest overcrowding in the classroom by keeping kids home; Ed. Minister Bennett says 'parents are right, but strike not practical.'
Bennett: Do Not Hand Over More TerritoryEducation Min. opens up about reforms and thoughts on renewed Gaza fire, but refuses to disclose if he will support student trips to Hevron.
Bennett: Children Will Not See Terror GlorifiedResponding to reports the theater committee will disobey him, Bennett threatens to remove terrorist play from the Culture Basket himself.
Bennett: Remove Terrorist Play from Culture BasketEducation Minister orders ministry's theater committee to discuss a new play depicting life story of convicted terrorist.
'Big Brother' Will Watch Israel's School PupilsOn Sunday, the Education Ministry issued a policy review increasing the use of surveillance cameras in schools.
Rabbi Rontzki: Why Look for G-d in India?On a trek in the Far East, Rabbi Avihai Rontzki is coming face to face with Israelis' spiritual thirst.
Netanyahu to Appoint Bennett Education MinisterAfter coalition crisis as Jewish Home walks out of talks, Likud tells party its request for education portfolio will be granted.
Likud MKs Irked by Bennett as Education MinisterSenior Likud sources express fury at PM for giving Jewish Home's Bennett the Education Ministry and overlooking veteran Likud MKs.
Yossi Sarid 'Disgusted' by Bennett AppointmentSarid complains that 'extremist' Bennett appears headed for education ministry, claims he'll build Temple Mount yeshiva.
Galon: Bennett as Education Min. is 'Dangerous'Meretz head warns against appointing Bennett as Education Minister, threatens to "drive him crazy".
Poll: Religious Zionists Want Education MinistryA poll shows that religious Zionist voters prefer to see Bennett as Education Minister.
Jewish Home MK: Coalition Deal is Good for UsEducation Minister perhaps even more important than Foreign Minister, claims MK Yinon Magal as coalition coalesces.
Shaked: Bennett Will Make Education Top PostJewish Home faction chair Ayelet Shaked talks coalition negotiations and Bennett's switch from foreign affairs portfolio to education.
Magal: Bennett in Love with Education MinistryJewish Home MK Yinon Magal explains Bennett's decision to give up on foreign affairs portfolio and ask for education, instead.
Backlash After Piron Supports Teaching 'Nakba Day'Former Minister Gideon Sa'ar slams Piron for proposing Israel give legitimacy to day calling its own establishment a 'tragedy.'
Leftist TA Teacher in Repulsive Election Loss PostResponding to results, teacher wishes right-wing voters that they bury their loved ones, and get 'brutally raped in synagogues.'
Uri Ariel: We Want Education MinistryMK Uri Ariel says that Jewish Home plans to ask for the Education portfolio in the new government.
Court: Hareidi Girls Can Use Beit Shemesh SchoolCourt threw out a petition by the Education Ministry that sought to prohibit use by a hareidi school of a secular Beit Shemesh school.
Hareidi Secular Tensions Over Beit Shemesh SchoolEducation ministry orders hareidi girl's school closed, after Ramat Beit Shemesh appropriated rooms for it in secular school 'illicitly.'
Back to School: Israel's New Academic Year BeginsNew school year gets off to a mostly smooth start; schools in Taybeh remain closed to protest principle's murder.
CBS: Schools Getting Better; Improvement SpottySchools in Israel have improved over the past several years, but a lot of the improvement depends on where you live.
Low Teacher Pay is a Threat to National SecurityFor the new school year that starts Sept. 1 in Israel: Much can be done to restructure the educational system, but restructuring without pay reform is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Religious Schools' Budget 'Won't Be Cut'Education Minister denies reports he's transferring money from religious to Arab schools, cites economic basis to decisions.
New Holocaust Curriculum Targets Kindergarten KidsThe government plans to implement a new education program on the Holocaust in Israeli schools, for children from kindergarten up.
Lapid's Draconian Yeshiva Measure Still in PlaceDespite Education Ministry promises, measure still penalizes yeshivas for any missing students, even those in reserve army duty.
Praise for Chabad Schools' Emphasis on CompassionDeputy Minister: Chabad a model of how to teach giving, compassion, purpose.
Nation-wide Defense Drills Held In Israeli SchoolsEducation Ministry holds range of drills to prepare for emergency situation, with cooperation of IDF, police and MDA.
Minister: Sometimes Teachers Need to Keep QuietEducation Minister sends letter to teachers urging them to balance right to speak against wisdom of silence.
Leftist Teacher Allowed to Continue At His PostORT hearing committee decides Adam Verta, who called the IDF immoral and classroom and said Israel belongs to Arabs, can keep teaching.
Education Ministry Lets Teachers Peddle PoliticsNew program allows teachers to pick their own topics, and express their own political opinions in student discussions.
School Banned over ‘Price Tag’ Plans ReopeningSchool banned over secret Shin Bet evidence plans to open next year anyway.
Criticism in Shas on Education Ministry AgreementAll Shas MKs summoned to discuss agreement that lets Education Ministry partially control Shas schools.
Ministry of Education to Shorten Summer Vacation?Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron expected to announce decision Thursday whether or not to extend school year by 3 weeks.
Kindergartens to Open Late Over Arson, ThreatsTeachers say that police ignored the pleas of a harassed teacher - and as a result, a kindergarten has been burned to the ground
Ministry: No Bike Trips in Gush EtzionBikers are not welcome in Judea and Samaria, as far as the Education Ministry is concerned. The Ministry blames the IDF's security demands
Report: Piron Planning Hareidi Public SchoolsHareidi media reports: Education Minister trying to bring hareidi schools under state auspices.
Piron: Money Now for 'Pluralistic' Batei MedrashThere's little if any budget for hareidi and Religious Zionist houses of study - but there is some for 'pluralistic' Batei Medrash
Report: Piron Cancels School Trips to HevronEducation Minister Shai Piron has decided to cancel a program started by his predecessor and meant to encourage school visits to Hevron.
Govt Goal: 500 Arab Teachers for Jewish SchoolsFormer Education Minister lauds government plan to integrate hundreds of Arab teachers in the Jewish school system.