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Education Ministry backs away from novel ban

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 novel ban

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

Pro-assimilation novel banned from Israeli schools

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, Galon 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

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: Leaders 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

Bennett: Why Wait 67 Years

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 Plan: 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

Cake, Candy to be Banned 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

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 Basket

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

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 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.Yaakov Levi, 4/30/2015, 10:49 AM

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 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

Yossi Sarid 'Disgusted' by Bennett Appointment

Sarid complains that 'extremist' Bennett appears headed for education ministry, claims he'll build Temple Mount yeshiva.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 4/27/2015, 10:20 AM

Galon: Bennett as Education Min. is 'Dangerous'

Meretz head warns against appointing Bennett as Education Minister, threatens to "drive him crazy".Ido Ben Porat, 4/27/2015, 4:12 AM

Poll: Religious Zionists Want Education Ministry

A poll shows that religious Zionist voters prefer to see Bennett as Education Minister.Yaakov Levi, 4/26/2015, 8:44 PM

Jewish Home MK: Coalition Deal is Good for Us

Education Minister perhaps even more important than Foreign Minister, claims MK Yinon Magal as coalition coalesces.Moshe Cohen, 4/26/2015, 5:11 PM

Shaked: Bennett Will Make Education Top Post

Jewish Home faction chair Ayelet Shaked talks coalition negotiations and Bennett's switch from foreign affairs portfolio to education.Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 1:17 PM

Magal: Bennett in Love with Education Ministry

Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal explains Bennett's decision to give up on foreign affairs portfolio and ask for education, instead.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 10:15 AM

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.'Ido Ben-Porat, 3/29/2015, 10:20 AM

Leftist TA Teacher in Repulsive Election Loss Post

Responding to results, teacher wishes right-wing voters that they bury their loved ones, and get 'brutally raped in synagogues.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 3/27/2015, 2:56 PM

Uri Ariel: We Want Education Ministry

MK Uri Ariel says that Jewish Home plans to ask for the Education portfolio in the new government.Moshe Cohen, 3/26/2015, 1:14 AM

Court: Hareidi Girls Can Use Beit Shemesh School

Court threw out a petition by the Education Ministry that sought to prohibit use by a hareidi school of a secular Beit Shemesh school.Moshe Cohen, 9/7/2014, 4:50 PM

Hareidi Secular Tensions Over Beit Shemesh School

Education ministry orders hareidi girl's school closed, after Ramat Beit Shemesh appropriated rooms for it in secular school 'illicitly.'Moshe Cohen, 9/1/2014, 8:33 PM

Back to School: Israel's New Academic Year Begins

New school year gets off to a mostly smooth start; schools in Taybeh remain closed to protest principle's murder.Nir Har-Zahav, 9/1/2014, 7:32 AM

CBS: Schools Getting Better; Improvement Spotty

Schools in Israel have improved over the past several years, but a lot of the improvement depends on where you live.Yaakov Levi, 8/31/2014, 4:25 PM

Low Teacher Pay is a Threat to National Security

For 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.Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 8/29/2014, 7:28 AM

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.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 5/20/2014, 7:37 PM

New Holocaust Curriculum Targets Kindergarten Kids

The government plans to implement a new education program on the Holocaust in Israeli schools, for children from kindergarten up.Yosef Berger, 4/24/2014, 7:40 PM

Lapid's Draconian Yeshiva Measure Still in Place

Despite Education Ministry promises, measure still penalizes yeshivas for any missing students, even those in reserve army duty.Ari Yashar, 3/3/2014, 1:35 PM

Praise for Chabad Schools' Emphasis on Compassion

Deputy Minister: Chabad a model of how to teach giving, compassion, purpose.Maayana Miskin, 2/26/2014, 1:13 AM

Nation-wide Defense Drills Held In Israeli Schools

Education Ministry holds range of drills to prepare for emergency situation, with cooperation of IDF, police and MDA.Ari Yashar, 2/24/2014, 10:40 AM

Minister: Sometimes Teachers Need to Keep Quiet

Education Minister sends letter to teachers urging them to balance right to speak against wisdom of silence.Maayana Miskin, 2/2/2014, 2:29 PM

Leftist Teacher Allowed to Continue At His Post

ORT hearing committee decides Adam Verta, who called the IDF immoral and classroom and said Israel belongs to Arabs, can keep teaching.Ari Yashar, 1/31/2014, 12:36 AM

Education Ministry Lets Teachers Peddle Politics

New program allows teachers to pick their own topics, and express their own political opinions in student discussions.Ari Yashar, 1/23/2014, 11:03 PM

School Banned over ‘Price Tag’ Plans Reopening

School banned over secret Shin Bet evidence plans to open next year anyway.Maayana Miskin, 1/19/2014, 12:59 PM

Criticism in Shas on Education Ministry Agreement

All Shas MKs summoned to discuss agreement that lets Education Ministry partially control Shas schools.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2014, 12:44 PM

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.Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2013, 2:45 AM

Kindergartens to Open Late Over Arson, Threats

Teachers say that police ignored the pleas of a harassed teacher - and as a result, a kindergarten has been burned to the groundDavid Lev, 10/2/2013, 7:08 PM

Ministry: No Bike Trips in Gush Etzion

Bikers are not welcome in Judea and Samaria, as far as the Education Ministry is concerned. The Ministry blames the IDF's security demandsDavid Lev, 9/2/2013, 2:20 PM

Report: Piron Planning Hareidi Public Schools

Hareidi media reports: Education Minister trying to bring hareidi schools under state auspices.Maayana Miskin, 8/1/2013, 7:58 PM

Piron: Money Now for 'Pluralistic' Batei Medrash

There's little if any budget for hareidi and Religious Zionist houses of study - but there is some for 'pluralistic' Batei MedrashDavid Lev, 7/15/2013, 10:46 PM

Report: Piron Cancels School Trips to Hevron

Education Minister Shai Piron has decided to cancel a program started by his predecessor and meant to encourage school visits to Hevron.Elad Benari, 7/11/2013, 12:13 AM

Govt Goal: 500 Arab Teachers for Jewish Schools

Former Education Minister lauds government plan to integrate hundreds of Arab teachers in the Jewish school system.Maayana Miskin, 6/5/2013, 11:50 AM