Final procedure: 3 days in kindergarten, 3 at home

Final procedure: 3 days in kindergarten, 3 at home

Ahead of Sunday opening, Ministry publishes kindergarten gradual return model: 3 days kindergarten learning, 3 days home learning.Mordechai Sones, 5/5/2020, 5:49 PM
Education Ministry admits: No information on New Israel Fund activities in schools

Education Ministry admits: No information on New Israel Fund activities in schools

Watchdog petitions Education Ministry to divulge information on NIF-backed high school programs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2020, 10:42 AM
Yamina threatens to sit in opposition

Yamina threatens to sit in opposition

Party warns against unity deal which would replace Rabbi Rafi Peretz with a Blue and White MK as Education Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2020, 6:15 PM
Schools to open by beginning of summer?

Schools to open by beginning of summer?

Director-General of the Education Ministry says schools will open gradually, distance learning will continue in parallel.103 FM, 4/1/2020, 11:49 AM
Education Minister orders inquiry into teacher who threw apple at Netanyahu

Education Minister orders inquiry into teacher who threw apple at Netanyahu

Min. Rafi Peretz calls teacher who threw apple at PM Netanyahu, compared him to Hitler, for an inquiry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2020, 6:10 PM
Haredi principals told: 'Don't cooperate with the Education Ministry visits'

Haredi principals told: 'Don't cooperate with the Education Ministry visits'

Directors of haredi school system urge school principals not to cooperate with inspections. 'System should remain independent.'Ben Shaul, 2/4/2020, 11:04 AM
Education Ministry interfering in haredi schools' curriculum?

Education Ministry interfering in haredi schools' curriculum?

Education Min. 'interfering' by conducting thorough 'calculated' inspections of haredi schools, teaching staff and materials, paper says.Ben Shaul, 1/29/2020, 1:43 PM
'The Ministry of Education doesn't care about the children'

'The Ministry of Education doesn't care about the children'

Preschool teachers are leaving the field after Min. of Education forces integration of special needs children into regular preschools.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 10:19 AM
Education Ministry announces new punishments for students cheating on matriculation exams

Education Ministry announces new punishments for students cheating on matriculation exams

Students caught cheating on matriculation exams can expect to face more severe punishments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2020, 8:28 AM
Education Ministry: Children born in January will not be admitted to preschool early

Education Ministry: Children born in January will not be admitted to preschool early

Education Ministry removes option to request younger children be allowed to begin public preschool a year early.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2020, 9:52 AM
Schools to open as usual in central Israel

Schools to open as usual in central Israel

Home Front Command and Ministry of Education announce that schools in Gush Dan and central Israel will be open on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2019, 11:48 PM
'The mayor acts as if the residents are there to serve him'

'The mayor acts as if the residents are there to serve him'

Benny Kashriel, mayor of Maaleh Adumim, still refuses to allocate a building for a new school - five years later.Chana Roberts, 9/10/2019, 9:53 AM
2.3 million students will return to school on Sunday

2.3 million students will return to school on Sunday

School year to be marked with 'Mutual Responsibility'; schools will engage and connect different sectors and groups in society.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2019, 7:54 PM
Education Ministry to permit student tours of Joseph's Tomb

Education Ministry to permit student tours of Joseph's Tomb

Ministry of Education adopts IDF ordinance allowing civilian entry into Joseph's Tomb, and will fund student tours there.Ben Ariel, 8/21/2019, 4:03 AM
Holocaust of North African Jews in matriculation examination

Holocaust of North African Jews in matriculation examination

Holocaust of North Africa Jews under Nazi occupation will be mandatory chapter in matriculation history exam.Mordechai Sones, 8/15/2019, 11:43 AM
Rabbi Peretz; 'I accept all children in Israel the way they are'

Rabbi Peretz; 'I accept all children in Israel the way they are'

Rabbi Peretz says, 'What I said was based on students who felt terrible distress about their sexual orientation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/14/2019, 12:04 AM
Education Ministry to take control of daycare centers

Education Ministry to take control of daycare centers

PM, Education Minister agree to transfer authority over daycare centers to Education Ministry starting with formation of the next governmentArutz Sheva Staff, 7/8/2019, 6:51 PM
Will Arab schools have to fly the Israeli flag?

Will Arab schools have to fly the Israeli flag?

Education Ministry seeks to enforce law requiring public institutions to fly Israeli flag at their entrances.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2019, 10:58 PM
Rabbi Peretz: Hamas must not receive any rewards

Rabbi Peretz: Hamas must not receive any rewards

New Education Minister says he will stress the need to take action against Hamas in Gaza.Elad Benari, 6/18/2019, 4:05 AM
Rabbi Tau vs. Education Ministry: 'Go do civil disobedience'

Rabbi Tau vs. Education Ministry: 'Go do civil disobedience'

Har HaMor Yeshiva head accuses hostile elements of commandeering education system, 'Take to streets, demonstrate, do civil disobedience.'Mordechai Sones, 6/17/2019, 10:38 PM
'Education Ministry can't encourage recognition of Christianity'

'Education Ministry can't encourage recognition of Christianity'

Rabbi instructs yeshiva and ulpanot heads not to take part in seminar organized by Edu Ministry with Christian community in Zichron Yaakov.Mordechai Sones, 6/3/2019, 8:30 PM
Report: No government-funded afternoon programs next year

Report: No government-funded afternoon programs next year

Repeat elections hold up passing budget for educational 'extras,' casting doubt on afternoon programs' future prices.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2019, 11:55 AM
Matriculation exam cancelled for students in south

Matriculation exam cancelled for students in south

Matriculation exam in civics will not take place on Monday in communities located up to 40 kilometers from the Gaza border.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2019, 1:09 AM
Yes to National Service, no to military coercion'

Yes to National Service, no to military coercion'

Religious girls demonstrate against Education Ministry decision to fund groups that encourage them to join the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2019, 7:11 PM
Court orders state to fund army prep school for religious girls

Court orders state to fund army prep school for religious girls

Court instructs Education Ministry to fund IDF preparatory activities at religious girls' schools, as is done at boys' schools.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2019, 9:33 AM
Get-refusing teacher expelled from class

Get-refusing teacher expelled from class

For first time in court history: Restraining order against woman refusing divorce terminates her job as teacher and educator.Mordechai Sones, 10/3/2018, 4:27 PM
Will Israel nix homework for younger students?

Will Israel nix homework for younger students?

Education Ministry sends proposal to elementary schools, asking them not to assign students homework.Shimon Cohen, 7/31/2018, 8:48 AM
Generation's mission: Connect all world's Jews

Generation's mission: Connect all world's Jews

First-ever conference for leading Jewish schools attended by over 150 principals from 31 countries.Eliran Aharon, 7/12/2018, 10:40 AM
College near Gaza border forced to raise funds for bomb shelter

College near Gaza border forced to raise funds for bomb shelter

Despite several government and IDF promises to fund shelter, school forced to fund out of own budget;Mordechai Sones, 5/22/2018, 8:09 PM
Students around the world learn how to prevent negative speech

Students around the world learn how to prevent negative speech

Thousands of students join worldwide initiative to promote positive speech.Yoni Kempinski, 5/17/2018, 1:46 AM
Blame game after nine students die in flash flood

Blame game after nine students die in flash flood

Education Ministry and Defense Ministry blame each other for the tragic drowning of nine high school students.Tzvi Lev, 4/26/2018, 10:36 PM
'Israelis who don't learn English are crippled, handicapped'

'Israelis who don't learn English are crippled, handicapped'

Education Ministry director warns that Israeli students who fail to learn English by graduation will be handicapped during life.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2018, 8:43 AM
'Haredi MKs neglect the public'

'Haredi MKs neglect the public'

Shas MK slams UTJ MK for holding up regulations to ensure better quality food for Israeli students.Michal Levi, 12/20/2017, 9:00 AM
Approved: Five-year prison sentences for assaults on teachers

Approved: Five-year prison sentences for assaults on teachers

Bennett: 'Amendment to law reflects zero tolerance for violence in education system.'Mordechai Sones, 12/17/2017, 3:51 PM
Haredi school exams to be recognized by universities?

Haredi school exams to be recognized by universities?

Education Ministry tells colleges, universities, to recognize teachers who passed haredi tests as holding high school diplomas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2017, 8:16 AM
Hearing for Umm al-Fahm principal over 'Palestine' song

Hearing for Umm al-Fahm principal over 'Palestine' song

Principal in Arab school summoned by Education Ministry after school has students sing about being 'Palestinians.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2017, 9:54 PM
Education Ministry: We paid the teachers' salaries

Education Ministry: We paid the teachers' salaries

Salaries were delayed because of Yom Kippur, and have been paid in full.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2017, 9:28 AM
Watch: Students protest, insist on learning Torah

Watch: Students protest, insist on learning Torah

130 students and teachers from Mitzpeh Yericho demonstrate in front of Education Ministry, insist on continuing current curriculum.Hezki Baruch, 9/25/2017, 1:10 PM
PA providing free textbooks to Israeli schools

PA providing free textbooks to Israeli schools

PA Education Minister announces his office provides free Palestinian Authority textbooks to schools in Israel.Mordechai Sones, 9/10/2017, 12:20 PM
'No drama, no strikes' as the 2017/2018 school year begins

'No drama, no strikes' as the 2017/2018 school year begins

2017/2018 school year begins Friday for 2,272,000 students. Education Minister praises smooth start of school year: 'No drama, no strikes'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2017, 8:49 AM
School starts in Israel tomorrow, but who teaches the teachers?

School starts in Israel tomorrow, but who teaches the teachers?

Profile of the president of an 'ivy league' institution, Orot Teachers College, one of the people who shapes religious education in IsraelOfra Lax, 'Besheva', 8/31/2017, 5:43 PM
Chabad school in Tel Zion suffers criminal neglect

Chabad school in Tel Zion suffers criminal neglect

Regional Council kicks Chabad preschool out of its building so private preschool can use it - two weeks before school starts.Chana Roberts, 8/16/2017, 7:56 AM
'It's a good thing your Anglo parents made you speak English'

'It's a good thing your Anglo parents made you speak English'

Acute lack of male religious English teachers for Israeli yeshiva high schools. Moreshet Ya'akov came up with the solution.Rochel Sylvetsky, 8/4/2017, 10:05 AM
'Big news for students and their parents'

'Big news for students and their parents'

Starting next school year, Education Ministry is to subsidize after-school programs.Orli Harari, 7/4/2017, 2:52 PM
Israeli public school graduates ignorant of Judaism

Israeli public school graduates ignorant of Judaism

Dr. Tzvi Zameret, who in 90s authored report on Jewish studies in state education system, claims serious deterioration.Mordechai Sones, 7/3/2017, 10:05 PM
Government approves price cap for afternoon programs

Government approves price cap for afternoon programs

New bill caps price of afternoon programs and number of children participating.Hezki Baruch, 6/19/2017, 11:31 AM
Politicization of academia

Politicization of academia

Minister Naftali Bennett rejects criticism from left on ethical code: 'Lecturer will not use position to promote political agenda.'Mordechai Sones, 6/11/2017, 9:29 AM
'Why bring children to a church on the eve of Shavuot?'

'Why bring children to a church on the eve of Shavuot?'

Yad L'Achim demands change in Education Ministry policy after 5th grade class taken to church to learn story of Ruth the Moabite.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2017, 9:51 PM
Three math matriculation exams leaked

Three math matriculation exams leaked

Education Ministry cancels questionnaires, schools wait for new ones.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 5/22/2017, 5:14 PM
Parents protest Lag Baomer vacation change

Parents protest Lag Baomer vacation change

Parents cancel school, petition High Court in protest of Sunday's Lag Baomer vacation being moved to Monday.Chana Roberts, 5/14/2017, 8:23 AM
Education Ministry gives 2 millionth book to Arab preschoolers

Education Ministry gives 2 millionth book to Arab preschoolers

Joint program between Education Ministry and Jewish foundation to provide free books to Arab-Israeli preschoolers reaches 2 million books.JTA, 4/3/2017, 6:46 PM
The Reform budget: Are they hiding the truth?

The Reform budget: Are they hiding the truth?

Education Ministry denies funding Reform movement - but documents show ministry gives Reform tens of thousands of shekels a year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2017, 11:34 AM
LGBT group pressures preschools to drop 'Mom and Dad' references

LGBT group pressures preschools to drop 'Mom and Dad' references

Directive from anti-traditional-family group calls on preschools to refrain from references to 'mom and dad'.Gil Ronen, 3/6/2017, 9:39 AM
Arab teacher threatened over photo-op with Bennett

Arab teacher threatened over photo-op with Bennett

Arab teacher who posted photo of herself with Education Minister faces harassment and threats.Shimon Cohen, 2/26/2017, 7:34 PM
Country of birth: Judea and Samaria

Country of birth: Judea and Samaria

Parents enrolling children in first grade discover children's country of birth listed as 'Judea and Samaria' or 'Palesitnian Authority.'Orly Harari, 2/15/2017, 1:48 PM
Report: 30% of first graders use smartphones unsupervised

Report: 30% of first graders use smartphones unsupervised

Education Ministry holds meeting to discuss solutions for students' access to unfiltered internet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2017, 12:41 PM
Likud Minister eyeing Bennett's job?

Likud Minister eyeing Bennett's job?

Gila Gamliel looking to step up to Education Ministry.Orly Harari, 1/11/2017, 9:32 AM