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

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

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 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

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?

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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?'

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

Education Ministry cancels questionnaires, schools wait for new ones.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 5/22/2017, 5:14 PM

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

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?

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

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 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

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

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?

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

Principal summoned for having students meet Breaking the Silence

The principal of the Adam high school in Jerusalem was summoned for questioning after inviting Breaking the Silence to meet with students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2016, 7:48 PM

'Why is the government encouraging intermarriage in Israel?'

Anti-assimilation group slams report on gov't-sanctioned 'meetings' between Jewish youth and Arab students.David Rosenberg, 11/30/2016, 10:20 AM

Principal who glorified terrorist suspended

The Education Ministry suspended the school principal who posed with soccer team next to a banner praising the terrorist who murdered two.Gary Willig, 10/20/2016, 10:27 PM

Bennett summons teachers who supported terrorism

Two teachers from eastern Jerusalem appear to have participated in show of support for Jerusalem terrorist.Ben Ariel, 10/19/2016, 3:18 AM

40 percent more Arab teachers in Israeli public schools

Over three years, the number of public Israeli-Arab teachers has jumped from 420 to 588 - though not everyone is applauding the achievement.Rachel Kaplan, 8/31/2016, 8:36 AM

Bennett: Germans are not just Nazis

Naftali Bennett plans for students in Israeli schools to learn about modern German culture - if Germany will teach about the real Israel.Rachel Kaplan, 8/7/2016, 11:11 AM

Bennett declares next school year ‘unity of Jerusalem’

As the wave of terror continues in the capital, Education Minister decides to place emphasis on the unity of Jerusalem.Shoshana Miskin, 2/22/2016, 9:38 AM

Teacher's Union to strike until 10 a.m. Wednesday

In junior high as well as high schools, teachers who are part of the teacher's union will strike due to unfulfilled promises.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2016, 9:02 AM

AG probes ministry's disqualification of Jewish-Arab love novel

Weinstein opens probe into Education Ministry's decision after ACRI asserted it stemmed from 'anti-educational motives.'Cynthia Blank, 1/3/2016, 2:56 PM

Education Ministry backs away from ban of Jewish-Arab love novel

Education Ministry says Dorit Rabinyan's novel can now be studied in advanced literature classes, but not as part of general curriculum.Ben Ariel, 1/1/2016, 12:15 AM

Left outraged as Bennett backs ban of pro-assimilation novel

Leftist MKs condemn Education Ministry's ban of novel depicting Arab-Jewish love. Minister Bennett: I back the professional echelon.Hezki Baruch, 12/31/2015, 5:13 AM

'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.Benny Tucker, 12/30/2015, 9:34 PM

Novel banned from Israeli schools out of assimilation fear

Education Ministry disqualifies novel depicting Arab-Jewish love story for fear it threatens adolescents' 'Jewish identity.'Menachem Schwartz, 12/30/2015, 8:35 PM

New civics textbook approved, Meretz head goes livid

Education Ministry gives final approval to new text for school system; leftist MK slams 'war declaration against pluralism, secularism.'Uzi Baruch, 12/22/2015, 6:20 PM

Two 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.Ido Ben Porat, 11/4/2015, 6:02 PM

Bennett Ranked Top Minister of the Year

A Knesset Channel poll found the public is most satisfied with the work of Education Minister and Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett.Hezki Baruch, 9/10/2015, 7:40 AM

Watch: 'High Fives' from Shimon Peres

Former Israeli President poses as high school student for video campaign promoting math, science education.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2015, 6:46 PM

Bennett: Leadership Must Pursue National Objectives

Both Education Minister and former president stress the importance of students well-skilled in math for Israel's technological future.Eliran Aharon, 8/30/2015, 1:04 PM

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.Cynthia Blank, 8/26/2015, 8:26 PM

Bennett Dismisses Demands by 'Clueless' Artists

Education Minister says his decision to remove Culture Basket Committee chair for promoting pro-terror play is final.Ido Ben Porat, 8/19/2015, 1:45 PM

'Why Wait 67 Years to Teach Arabs Hebrew in Kindergarten?

Education Minister Naftali Bennett says the program to teach Arab students Hebrew starting in kindergarten will help co-existence.Yishai Karov, 8/17/2015, 2:14 AM

Bennett's Initiative: Teach Arabs Hebrew in Kindergarten

Minister unveils new $7.9 million plan starting next year, aiming to boost Hebrew to give Arabs better jobs and economic power.Ido Ben-Porat, 8/13/2015, 9:37 PM

Shades of Michelle Obama? Cake, Candy 'Out' at School Birthdays

Beginning this year, cake and candy are 'persona non grata' at birthday parties in Israeli schools.Moshe Cohen, 8/13/2015, 1:30 PM

Nearly Half of Israel's 'Best' Schools Religious, Figures Show

Almost half the state schools that qualified for “excellence awards” were from the religious sector, according to the Education Ministry.Moshe Cohen, 8/9/2015, 4:15 PM

Bennett: 'Discrimination Of Any Kind Unacceptable'

Education Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday met with organizations representing Israel's gay community.Moshe Cohen, 8/2/2015, 9:50 PM

Bennett Calls to Dissolve Culture Committee

Education Min. bemoans people 'deciding what art our children are exposed to;' says plays from Samaria theaters won't stand a chance.Cynthia Blank, 7/15/2015, 10:53 PM

School Strikes Take Israel By Storm

Classes cancelled in 70 Israeli towns and cities as students and parents continue to protest against overcrowding in the classroom.Shimon Cohen, 6/28/2015, 8:31 AM

Parents Launch School Strikes in 70 Cities

Parents protest overcrowding in the classroom by keeping kids home; Ed. Minister Bennett says 'parents are right, but strike not practical.'Hezki Baruch, 6/27/2015, 11:23 PM

Bennett: Do Not Hand Over More Territory

Education Min. opens up about reforms and thoughts on renewed Gaza fire, but refuses to disclose if he will support student trips to Hevron.Cynthia Blank, 6/8/2015, 10:49 PM

Bennett: Children Will Not See Terror Glorified Under My Watch

Responding to reports the theater committee will disobey him, Bennett threatens to remove terrorist play from the Culture Basket himself.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 6/4/2015, 7:58 AM

Bennett: Remove Terrorist Play from Culture Basket

Education Minister orders ministry's theater committee to discuss a new play depicting life story of convicted terrorist.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 6/1/2015, 6:11 PM

'Big Brother' Will Watch Israel's School Pupils

On Sunday, the Education Ministry issued a policy review increasing the use of surveillance cameras in schools.Moshe Cohen, 5/3/2015, 10:21 PM

Rabbi Rontzki: Why Are Israelis Looking for G-d in India?

On a trek in the Far East, Rabbi Avihai Rontzki is coming face to face with Israelis' spiritual thirst.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 10:49 AM

Confirmed: Netanyahu to Appoint Bennett Education Minister

After coalition crisis as Jewish Home walks out of talks, Likud tells party its request for education portfolio will be granted.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/28/2015, 9:38 PM

Likud MKs Irked by Possibility of Bennett as Education Minister

Senior Likud sources express fury at PM for giving Jewish Home's Bennett the Education Ministry and overlooking veteran Likud MKs.Cynthia Blank, 4/27/2015, 5:25 PM