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Education Minister: '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'

The price for incitement: Israel revokes licenses for schools in eastern Jerusalem

Minister of Education orders revocation of operating licenses of schools in which incitement against the State of Israel was discovered.

Israel revokes licenses for schools in eastern Jerusalem

Education Minister: 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'

'Summer school' program to include preschools

'Summer school' program which initially included students in grades 1-3 will continue to include preschools, ministers say.

'Summer school' program to include preschools

Education Min.: 'Gap between our activity and what public thinks'

'I would not rush to eulogize the government,' Education Min. Shasha-Biton tells party supporters.

Education Min.: 'Gap between our actions and what public thinks'

Five-day school week? Not so fast

Plan to change school week to five days, turn Friday into a 'social Friday,' won't be implemented next year, report says.

Five-day school week? Not so fast

Teacher praises Bnei Brak terrorist, Education Minister orders her fired

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton orders dismissal of Arab teacher who allegedly praised Bnei Brak terrorist on Facebook.

Teacher praises Bnei Brak terrorist

MK blasts teachers who visited Arafat's grave

MK Sharren Haskel asks Education Minister to act against school principal and teachers who visited the grave of former PA chairman.

MK blasts teachers who visited Arafat's grave

Funding to close the gaps in schools? 'Empty promises'

With just four months left to the academic year, Education Ministry has yet to implement the comprehensive plan it promised - twice.

Funding to close the gaps in schools? 'Empty promises'

PM Bennett and Education Min. visit elementary school in Kfar Saba

'We will do everything so that you may continue to come to school every day as usual,' PM Bennett tells students.

PM Bennett & Education Min. visit elementary school in Kfar Saba

Head of Teachers' Union: Shasha-Biton forgot about the teachers

Head of Teachers' Union: I was shouting on behalf of the teachers, who were neglected by the Minister of Education.

'Shasha-Biton forgot about the teachers'

Education Minister slams critics of plan ending quarantine for children

Education Min.: 'Claims I'm a coronavirus denier are fake news, I hope everyone understands that we need to free everyone from quarantine.'

Ed. Min. slams critics of plan ending quarantine for children

New COVID testing guidelines for children 'doomed to failure'

"The rules make no sense and place an intolerable burden upon us," say parents who admit they have no intention of complying.

New COVID testing guidelines for kids 'doomed to failure'

'Mass school closures won't happen - stop talking about it'

'Talking about closing the school system just hurts kids and parents - it's not going to happen,' says Education Minister.

'Mass school closures won't happen -  stop talking about it'

Teachers union head: We need to switch to remote learning

'Zoom learning is less effective - but it's the lesser evil,' teachers union chair says.

Teachers union head: We need to switch to remote learning

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'

Teachers group chair: 'There's no leader, everyone thinks they're PM'

Teachers union head slams chaos, lack of clear guidelines for schools. 'The ship is sinking, nothing is managing to save it.'

'There's no leader, everyone thinks they're PM'

Education Minister: We have other challenges besides COVID

Yifat Shasha-Biton pushes back on Health Ministry amid stalemate over 'Green Classroom' extension.'Kids are broken after 2 years at home.'

'We have other challenges besides COVID'

Education Min.: 'I'm not a coronavirus minister'

'Large amount of false information has been spread,' Education Min. Shasha-Biton claims.

Education Min.: 'I'm not a coronavirus minister'

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: 'This 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

Prof. who urged boycott of Israeli university won't receive Israel Prize

Education Min. Yifat Shasha-Biton announces Israel Prize won't go to Prof. Oded Goldreich, who called for a boycott of Ariel University.

Prof. who urged boycott of Israeli university forfeits prize

School trips to Poland to resume in February

The trips were halted more than a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

School trips to Poland to resume in February

Education Ministry hiding coronavirus infection rates?

Last year, data on coronavirus infections in schools was published daily, & there was clear information on the number of infected children.

Education Ministry hiding coronavirus infection rates?

Education Minister vows support for University of Haifa, NB School of Design merger

Education Min. Shasha-Biton vows support for university merger, lauds university’s contributions to social mobility.

Education Min. vows to support University of Haifa school merger

Education Minister: COVID outbreak? We won't hesitate to close a school

Minister Shasha-Biton: Wherever there seems to be an unreasonable contagion, we will not hesitate to close a classroom or school.

'COVID outbreak? We won't hesitate to close a school'

Education Minister Shasha-Biton: 'We can learn less chapters of the Bible'

At Education Committee meeting, Education Min. Shasha-Biton suggests 'learning less chapters of Bible, focusing more on the social aspect.'

Education Minister: 'We can learn less chapters of the Bible'

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton gets extra security amid death threats

'Agree to vaccinate kids in schools - or we will murder you.' Tel Aviv man indicted for threatening to murder minister over vaccine policies

Education Min. gets extra security amid death threats

Education Minister: The word I chose was not a good one

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton acknowledges that using the word "crime" regarding COVID-19 vaccines in schools was wrong.

'The word I chose was not a good one'

New directive permits COVID vaccination in schools

Attorney-general prepared new order to bypass opposition of Education Minister who has called the notion 'criminal.'

New directive permits COVID vaccination in schools

Attorney General preparing order to overrule Education Minister on vaccines

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's order would allow vaccines during school hours over objections of Minister Shasha-Bitton.

Attorney General preparing order to overrule Education Minister

Education Ministry predicts: 5,000 students with coronavirus on Sept. 1

Education Minister agrees to split classes into capsules - but not in preschool through fourth grade.

Prediction: 5,000 students with coronavirus on Sept. 1

Israeli schools to reopen - even if lockdown imposed

Education and Health ministries reach deal to maintain normal routine in schools, minimize disruptions to learning from COVID.

Israeli schools to reopen - even if lockdown imposed

Education Minister Shasha-Biton: People have severe anxiety over lockdown

Minister Shasha-Biton at cabinet meeting calls on gov't to stop threatening citizens with lockdown.

Edu. Min.: People have severe anxiety over lockdown

Yifat Shasha-Biton: 'Vaccination in schools? That's a crime'

Education Min. Shasha-Biton refuses to hear of vaccination in schools, says children are under 'emotional stress' from being at home.

Education Minister: 'Vaccination in schools? That's a crime'

Yaffa Ben David: 'The principals aren't ready - that's insane'

Yaffa Ben David, head of the Teachers Union, blasts Education Min. Shasha-Biton: 'Clarify policies, we heard it only from the media.'

'The principals aren't ready - that's insane'

Prof. Gabi Barabash supports Education Minister's plan for opening schools

Former Health Min. Director General supports plan for 48-hour quarantine for schoolchildren with infected classmate. 'It could work.'

Health expert supports plan for opening schools

Min. Shasha-Biton: Easy to sow hysteria, anyone with different approach labeled 'denier'

"Absurd - all health problems in Israel have disappeared and all that remains is to deal with vaccination of children during school hours."

Edu. Min.: Anyone with different approach to COVID a 'denier'