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Schools in communities near Gaza won't reopen

Ministry of Education clarifies that even though the guidelines allow a return to school on Sunday next week - this will not happen anytime soon.

Schools in communities near Gaza won't reopen

Education Ministry cancels Holocaust curriculum

In a controversial decision, students will not be required to learn about the Holocaust this year due to the October 7th massacre.

Education Ministry cancels Holocaust curriculum

Student trips to Poland cancelled for this winter

In light of the worldwide rise in antisemitism around the world, Israel's education Ministry has canceled student trips to Poland.

Student trips to Poland cancelled for this winter

Israel's school year begins

Approximately 2.5 million students went back to school today, and the Education Ministry has a new learning plan prepared for them.

Israel's school year begins

Education Ministry Director resigns over judicial reform

'The rift we have reached does not allow me to continue to exercise my responsibility to the public'.

Education Ministry Director resigns over judicial reform

Only Jewish schools required to hire security for trips to Jlem

According to an Education Ministry document, Arab schools are exempt from hiring armed security to escort school trips in western Jerusalem.

Only Jewish schools required to hire security for trips to Jlem

Matriculation test results up, wide disparities between sectors

91.3% of Druze gain matriculation certificate compared to just 26.2 percent of haredi students.

Matriculation test results up, wide disparities between sectors

Education Ministry Dir. Gen. Stauber: "A great achievement "

Stauber: "The agreement contains important principles for improving the education system, a significant place for principals and recognition

Education Ministry Dir. Gen. Stauber: "A great achievement "

Education Min.: 'There's money for an agreement with teachers'

Parents' representative slams Education Min.: 'She needs to tell teachers' unions to be flexible.'

Education Min.: 'There's money for an agreement with teachers'

Teachers union may declare strike in high schools

Teachers union expected to announce strike after Finance Ministry refuses to agree to demands.

Teachers union may declare strike in high schools

Education Ministry outlines solution to teachers union crisis

After meetings with Finance Ministry, Education Ministry has outline for improving teachers' salaries and solving manpower shortage.

Education Ministry outlines solution to teachers union crisis

'I understand the frustration of the teachers'

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton: The teachers' strike could have been avoided, I feel for the teachers.

'I understand the frustration of the teachers'

Education Ministry cancels students summer trips to Poland

Ministry Director General accuses Polish govt. of attempting to rewrite the history of the Holocaust.

Education Ministry cancels students summer trips to Poland

Education Min. working to identify terror-supporting teachers

In Jerusalem and Be'er Sheva, Arab teachers carried out terror attacks. Now, the Education Ministry has a new policy.

Education Min. working to identify terror-supporting teachers

'On September 1, there won't be any more teachers'

Around 600 teachers left the school system during the past year, Education Min. Director General says.

'On September 1, there won't be any more teachers'

Education Ministry not reporting COVID-positive students

'Health Ministry can't enforce quarantine for those who aren't testing,' says Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of public health services.

Education Ministry not reporting COVID-positive students

Education Minister: 'Health Ministry is creating chaos'

Education Min. Shasha-Biton slams Health Ministry chaos, promises she 'won't allow' education system to be 'dragged into bedlam.'

Education Minister: 'Health Ministry is creating chaos'

Education Ministry bars COVID testing at schools

"Health Ministry did not coordinate with us," Ministry officials explain. Meanwhile, 200,000 tests per day being conducted.

Education Ministry bars COVID testing at schools

'Parents, take your children to get vaccinated'

'Policy hasn't changed, Education Min. always said to do everything to preserve school routines,' new Education Min. Director General says.

'Parents, take your children to get vaccinated'

Bennett proposes denying entry to classes for unvaccinated kids

The Ministry of Education and other MKs oppose the proposal. Parental leadership: "A proposal that is a disgrace to decision-makers."

Bennett proposes denying entry to classes for unvaccinated kids

Education Ministry: Coronavirus manager quits position

Official charged with responsibility for in-school vaccination drives announces resignation shortly after Education Min. Dir. Gen. is fired.

Education Ministry: Coronavirus manager quits position

Education Minister: Fired Director General 'not worthy of faith'

'Disagreements were over his performance, not coronavirus pandemic,' Education Min. Shasha-Biton says of fired official.

Education Minister: Fired Director General 'not worthy of faith'

Outgoing Education Min. official: 'The whole business is insane'

'The whole business is insane, they're not implementing government decisions on COVID-19 at all,' newly-fired Education. Min. official says.

Outgoing Education Min. official: 'The whole business is insane'

Education Minister fires ministry chief over vaccines in schools

Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton fires Education Ministry Director-General over his support for holding COVID vaccination drives in schools.

Education Minister fires ministry chief over vaccines in schools

Are yeshivas which offer distance learning being disqualified?

Education Ministry disqualifying yeshivas which employ distance learning, on claims of 'low attendance,' MK Maklev says.

Are yeshivas which offer distance learning being disqualified?

Education Ministry to allow distance learning in yeshivas

Following complaint of discrimination against yeshivas which keep COVID-19 rules, Education Ministry sets new policy for distance learning.

Education Ministry to allow distance learning in yeshivas

Yeshivas are being disqualified - for keeping COVID-19 rules

Yeshiva students who do not have a Green Pass cannot attend yeshiva - and their yeshivas are being disqualified because of it, report says.

Yeshivas are being disqualified - for keeping COVID-19 rules

Relief for children who had COVID-19 in the past six months

Children who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months will not be required to undergo antigen test before returning to school.

Relief for children who had COVID-19 in the past six months

Teachers who won't get vaxxed or checked barred from school

Yigal Slovik, a top Education Ministry official, says he is not in favor of closing schools, supports cooperation between ministries.

Teachers who won't get vaxxed or checked barred from school

Schools to reopen according to new outline

Program includes weekly COVID-19 testing, new guidelines governing quarantine.

Schools to reopen according to new outline

Education Ministry to take charge - from daycare through college

Higher Education Ministry to be incorporated into Education Ministry, moving programs from birth through college under a single roof.

Education Ministry to take charge - from daycare through college

Teachers refuse to give up their summer vacation

Even for 120 shekels/hour, Education Ministry fails to persuade teachers to work during July.

Teachers refuse to give up their summer vacation

Health Ministry threatens to close some schools

Director of public health services in the Health Ministry writes to Education Ministry demanding fast testing over Indian variant.

Health Ministry threatens to close some schools

Is the Education Ministry trying to kill homeschooling?

Homeschooling families across country face intensified scrutiny they say crosses line to harassment; Education Ministry ignores query.

Is the Education Ministry trying to kill homeschooling?

Judea/Samaria and Golan Heights outside textbook for 1st graders

Tens of thousands of first-grade students in Israel study from textbook with map without Judea/Samaria; 'Cancel Education Ministry approval'

Judea/Samaria and Golan Heights outside textbook for 1st graders

Education Ministry Director examines opening schools on Hanukkah

Education Ministry Director says budget required to run schools on Hanukkah, but notes there is good response to move on part of teachers.

Education Ministry Director examines opening schools on Hanukkah

New plan for schools to be approved soon

Most grades to resume on-site learning except grades 7-10, due to inter-ministerial dispute.

New plan for schools to be approved soon

Education Ministry slashes daycare budgets without warning

Suddenly, in the middle of the school year, the Ministry has discovered a legal issue that must be rectified immediately.

Education Ministry slashes daycare budgets without warning

Matriculation data gaps worry Education Ministry

Ministry finds matriculation scores during summer significantly higher than in recent years, but decided not to harm students' scores.

Matriculation data gaps worry Education Ministry

Jerusalem High School teaches 'The Palestinian narrative'

Jerusalem high school parents say their children are studying excerpts from book banned from being taught in schools by Education Ministry.

Jerusalem High School teaches 'The Palestinian narrative'

Education Ministry: Low morbidity rate in education system

Proportion of carriers in education system is only 6.5% of total population, while relative population distribution stands at 26.28%.

Education Ministry: Low morbidity rate in education system

Education Ministry to probe prom which violated COVID-19 orders

Ministry of Education to probe graduation party that was held at the Hebrew Gymnasium in Jerusalem with more than 100 students.

Education Ministry to probe prom which violated COVID-19 orders

Treasury threatens teachers salary reduction

Treasury threatens teachers refusing to teach after June 19 will have wages reduced according to days they don't work. Teachers reject.

Treasury threatens teachers salary reduction

No solution yet for students in grades 4-6

'Unthinkable that they reopen malls but not schools,' enraged parent says.

No solution yet for students in grades 4-6

Final procedure: 3 days in kindergarten, 3 at home

Ahead of Sunday opening, Ministry publishes kindergarten gradual return model: 3 days kindergarten learning, 3 days home learning.

Final procedure: 3 days in kindergarten, 3 at home

Education Min. lacking information on NIF programs in schools?

Watchdog petitions Education Ministry to divulge information on NIF-backed high school programs.

Education Min. lacking information on NIF programs in schools?

Yamina threatens to sit in opposition

Party warns against unity deal which would replace Rabbi Rafi Peretz with a Blue and White MK as Education Minister.

Yamina threatens to sit in opposition

Schools to open by start of summer?

Director-General of the Education Ministry says schools will open gradually, distance learning will continue in parallel.

Schools to open by start of summer?

Inquiry into teacher who threw apple at Netanyahu

Min. Rafi Peretz calls teacher who threw apple at PM Netanyahu, compared him to Hitler, for an inquiry.

Inquiry into teacher who threw apple at Netanyahu

'Don't cooperate with the Education Ministry visits'

Directors of haredi school system urge school principals not to cooperate with inspections. 'System should remain independent.'

'Don't cooperate with the Education Ministry visits'

Education Ministry interfering in haredi school system?

Education Min. 'interfering' by conducting thorough 'calculated' inspections of haredi schools, teaching staff and materials, paper says.

Education Ministry interfering in haredi school system?

'The Ministry of Education doesn't care about the children'

Preschool teachers are leaving the field after Min. of Education forces integration of special needs children into regular preschools.

'The Ministry of Education doesn't care about the children'

New punishments for those caught cheating on exams

Students caught cheating on matriculation exams can expect to face more severe punishments.

New punishments for those caught cheating on exams

No more special requests for admittance to public preschool

Education Ministry removes option to request younger children be allowed to begin public preschool a year early.

No more special requests for admittance to public preschool

Schools to open as usual in central Israel

Home Front Command and Ministry of Education announce that schools in Gush Dan and central Israel will be open on Wednesday.

Schools to open as usual in central Israel

'The mayor acts as if the residents are there to serve him'

Benny Kashriel, mayor of Maaleh Adumim, still refuses to allocate a building for a new school - five years later.

'The mayor acts as if the residents are there to serve him'

2.3 million students will return to school on Sunday

School year to be marked with 'Mutual Responsibility'; schools will engage and connect different sectors and groups in society.

2.3 million students will return to school on Sunday

Education Ministry to permit student tours of Joseph's Tomb

Ministry of Education adopts IDF ordinance allowing civilian entry into Joseph's Tomb, and will fund student tours there.

Education Ministry to permit student tours of Joseph's Tomb

Holocaust of North African Jews in matriculation examination

Holocaust of North Africa Jews under Nazi occupation will be mandatory chapter in matriculation history exam.

Holocaust of North African Jews in matriculation examination

Rabbi Peretz; 'I accept all children in Israel the way they are'

Rabbi Peretz says, 'What I said was based on students who felt terrible distress about their sexual orientation.'

Rabbi Peretz; 'I accept all children in Israel the way they are'