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?

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

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'

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'

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

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 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'

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 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

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?

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

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

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

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

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'

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'

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

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?

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

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