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Piron Blasted for 'Fridays Off' Plan

Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron faces flak over a news report that he plans to turn Fridays into a day off from school.Elad Benari, 4/29/2013, 5:15 AM

‘Let’s Bring Israel’s Schools into 21st Century’

Education Minister urges reform, promises not to fire teachers.Maayana Miskin, 4/28/2013, 2:15 PM

Piron to Cut Back on School Vacation Days

Education Minister Shai Piron plans to cut back on the number of school vacation days that students in Israel have every year.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/27/2013, 12:25 AM

Education Minister Says ‘Rotation is a Bad Idea’

Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar expresses his own views on whether he should remain in his post as coalition talks stall over the issue.Chana Ya'ar, 3/13/2013, 2:08 PM

Missile Attack Simulation in All Israeli Schools

The Home Front Command and Education Ministry are carrying out a simulation of a missile attack in all of the nation’s schools.Chana Ya'ar, 2/14/2013, 9:36 AM

Official: Don't Expect Lower Yeshiva, Ulpana Fees

Rules requiring Yeshiva high schools and Ulpanot to publish data on expenses will not necessarily mean lower tuition, says one educatorDavid Lev, 1/7/2013, 1:15 AM

Youth Movements - the Real Social Networks

The Education Ministry's “youth movement week” highlights getting students together as a replacement for social networks such as Facebook.Elad Benari & Yishai Karov, 10/29/2012, 11:43 PM

Education Ministry Opens 'Situation Room'

Israel's Education Ministry has opened a “Situation Room” to answer questions from parents and students to start the new year.Chana Ya'ar, 8/26/2012, 3:45 PM

Civics Head Gives Education Ministry an Ultimatum

Dismissed untenured Civics superintendent gives the Education Ministry 48 hours to reinstate him.Elad Benari, 8/8/2012, 5:15 AM

Dismissed Civics Head Claims Smear Campaign

Adar Cohen, dismissed for promoting post-Zionist textbooks: I was the target of a well-orchestrated smear campaign.Elad Benari, 8/6/2012, 5:42 AM

Leftist Civics Czar Gets Boot

Education Ministry tells Adar Cohen he won’t get tenure. A victory for nationalist-Zionist forces.Gil Ronen, 8/5/2012, 7:50 PM

Saar: Israeli Democracy Provides Tools For Protest

Education Min. Gideon Saar lays cornerstone for new 12 classroom building in Tekoa's Jewish Unity School. "Achievement on the rise".Amiel Ungar, 6/25/2012, 6:03 PM

Students Visit Jerusalem for Reunification Day

More than 10,000 students from all over Israel visit Jerusalem in honor of Yom Yerushalayim.Elad Benari, 5/18/2012, 6:39 AM

Controversy as Civics Book Says Left ‘More Humane’

A new civics textbook has caused controversy as it terms the political left ‘more humane’ and says Nakba Law ‘harms Arab rights.’Maayana Miskin, 3/30/2012, 12:25 PM

Shomron Regional Council Receives Education Award

The Shomron Regional Council is this year's winner of the Ministry of Education’s annual National Education Award for local councils.Elad Benari, 2/22/2012, 2:13 AM

Proposal: Schools Must Reveal Admissions Standards

MKs suggest schools be forced to reveal their admissions standards in an attempt to prevent illegal discrimination.Maayana Miskin, 2/16/2012, 3:47 PM

IDF Visits Schools on Safe Internet Drive

A cadre of IDF officers visited Israel's schools to teach children about safe Internet usage for International Safe Internet Day.Gabe Kahn., 2/9/2012, 3:59 PM

'Children Should Not Use Social Networks'

Education Ministry officials say parents need to monitor their children's web-use and protect them from online dangers.Gabe Kahn., 2/6/2012, 7:39 PM

More Than 1,000 Israelis Learn in Hebron, Jenin

More than 1,000 Israeli citizens are learning in Palestinian Authority universities in Hevron and Jenin.Chana Ya'ar, 1/29/2012, 11:35 AM

Jerusalem Arabs 'Expel' Israel School Texts

Arab schools in Jerusalem refuse to use Israeli-revised textbooks that omit Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, PA officials announce. Chana Ya'ar, 9/8/2011, 2:34 PM

Students Won’t Tour Churches

Students and parents in Ashkelon complain that school trips include tours of Christian sites. The Shas party is calling to cancel these tours.Elad Benari, 7/15/2011, 9:22 AM

Separate Classes-Better Results?

Boys and girls who study in separate classrooms are better focused and achieve better results, says director of hareidi institute.Elad Benari, 12/1/2010, 3:14 AM

Arab Schools Create Language Gap

An Education Ministry expert calls on Arab schools to teach in Hebrew, warns that current system will lead to “linguistic clash.”Maayana Miskin, 5/23/2010, 9:03 PM