Galon: Bennett as Education Minister 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 Jewish Home to Take Education

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, for Israel

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 Turn Education Ministry into 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 Fell in Love with the 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

Piron Faces Backlash for Proposing Schools Teach '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 Tel Aviv Teacher in 'Disgusting' 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

Beit Shemesh: Court Rules Hareidi Girls Can Use Secular 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: 2,105,349 Begin the New Academic Year

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, But Improvement is 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 Students

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 Over 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 Decide on Summer Vacation Length

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 in Protest 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: Batei Medrash - the 'Pluralistic' Kind - to Get Money

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

Government 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

‘Forcing a Core Curriculum is Dangerous’

Senior educator warns that forcing a ‘core curriculum’ into hareidi-religious schools would threaten integration.Maayana Miskin, 5/12/2013, 9:14 AM

Teachers’ Union: We’re Not Babysitters

Teachers’ Union head criticizes call to shorten vacation, accuses mothers of ‘looking for a babysitter.’Maayana Miskin, 5/1/2013, 1:33 PM

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 Gideon Sa'ar 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 Tuition

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' for New Year

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

Dismissed 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

Minister Combines Visit To Tekoa School With Speech On Legality

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 in Honor of 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 Over Civics Text That Claims Left is ‘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 National 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

Education Ministry: 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 Hevron, Jenin Universities

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' Israeli Textbooks

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

Ashkelon 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

Study: Separate Classes Achieve 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

Expert: Arab Schools Creating 'Linguistic Clash'

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