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Education Ministry to fund secular studies in haredi schools

Funding will not impact curriculum or style of learning, haredi MK Yisrael Eichler promises.

Education Ministry to fund secular studies in haredi schools

End-of-year survey finds sizable increase in hungry children in Israeli educational system

Ongoing strikes also found to be exacerbating social inequality in school-age children leaving many at home without what to eat.

End-of-year survey finds sizable increase in hungry children

Finance Minister: First adjust school vacations - then we'll talk salaries

Schools across Israel to begin at 10:00, as teachers continue daily two-hour strikes.

First adjust school vacations - then we'll talk salaries

Teachers' strike: Schools in wider Jerusalem region to start two hours late today

Strike designed to pressure government to raise teachers' wages.

Schools in wider Jerusalem region to start two hours late today

Teachers' protest takes aim at low wages, teacher shortage

'We are at the height of a battle to save the education system,' Teachers Union Sec. Gen. Yaffa Ben David says.

Teachers' protest takes aim at low wages, teacher shortage

School vacations to be modeled after haredi schedule?

Finance Min. Liberman proposes new plan to cut summer vacation to just August, increase vacation during holiday season.

School vacations to be modeled after haredi schedule?

New survey: Nearly 60% of parents say school system neglects social issues

New survey shows 59% of parents believe Education Ministry not doing its job properly.

Nearly 60% of parents say school system neglects social issues

Teachers to protest low salaries, ending school day early

School will end at 1pm on day of protest, to allow all teachers to attend, union says.

Teachers to protest low salaries, ending school day early

Finance Min.: 'Raise teachers' salaries, change vacation schedule'

Finance Min. Liberman proposes raising teachers' salaries - but insists school vacation schedules change as well.

'Raise teachers' salaries, change vacation schedule'

Tekoa school wins prize for unity

Tekoa’s 'Achi' school wins Jerusalem Prize for Unity. Gush Etzion leader Shlomo Ne'eman: 'May spirit of unity inspire entire country.'

Tekoa school wins prize for unity

California school targeted with antisemitic hate crime

Antisemitic graffiti discovered at an elementary school in Mountain View, California is being investigated as a hate crime.

California school targeted with antisemitic hate crime

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

Survey reveals direct educational impact of school-based nutrition

Israel’s NEVET organization finds delinquency and behavioral issues decrease considerably among children in participating schools.

Survey shows direct educational impact of school-based nutrition

The school health service in Israel: Between privatization and nationalization

Israel's school health service is falling through the cracks, new study shows.

Between privatization and nationalization

'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'

British school fined $40k for hiking safety violations

British Orthodox school fined for taking children hiking in an ice storm.

British school fined $40k for hiking safety violations

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'

Survey: Most parents don't trust others to tell the truth about home antigen tests

Vast majority of parents say they report truth after testing children before school, but 70% say they believe other parents are lying.

Most parents don't trust others' reports on home antigen tests

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

Toronto students perform Nazi salutes in front of class

Suburban Toronto school under fire after two serious antisemitic incidents occur involving Nazi imagery.

Toronto students perform Nazi salutes in front of class

Top health official: 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

Study: One-third of students in each class will be infected with COVID-19

Researchers from Technion and Rambam Hospital publish model of new quarantine plan in Israel's schools.

One-third of students will be infected with COVID-19

Education Ministry admits: 'No way of enforcing plan for testing instead of quarantine'

'State gave responsibility over to the public, those without have test kids must follow previous plan,' Ed. Min. Director General says.

Education Ministry admits: 'No way of enforcing plan'

Top pediatrician: 'We're not at a stage where we can influence infection rates'

'Vaccinated children develop PIMS less - and even when they do develop it - it's milder,' children's hospital director Dr. Pessach says.

'We're not at a stage where we can change infection rates'

Health Min. clarifies testing system for school children

After quarantine rules for students cancelled, Health Ministry clarifies details of new testing system for students.

Health Min. clarifies testing system for school children

Teachers Union: Gov't made populist decision, abandoned teachers

Israel Teachers Union responds to court ruling striking planned strike: 'Shame government insists on gambling on dubious, dangerous plan.'

Teachers Union: Gov't made populist decision, abandoned 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

Tennessee school board removes Holocaust novel from curriculum

Tennessee school board votes to remove ‘Maus,’ iconic Holocaust novel, from its curriculum.

Tennessee school board removes Holocaust novel from curriculum

Labor Court issues injunction against Teachers' Union

Labor Court issues injunction against decision to shut down schools in protest against canceling of quarantine regulations for students.

Labor Court issues injunction against Teachers' Union

Teachers Union cancels classes in protest against new COVID policy

Union urges teachers not to come to school tomorrow in protest against canceling of quarantine regulations for students.

Teachers Union cancels classes to protest new COVID policy

Bennett decides: Isolation rules for students removed

PM makes final decision to end current quarantine rules for students. New testing rules to be put in place tomorrow.

Bennett decides: Isolation rules for students removed

'Dangerous and irresponsible' to cancel quarantine for children

Association to advance public health warns, 'New policy to cancel quarantine gambles with present & future lives & health of our children.'

'Dangerous and irresponsible' to cancel quarantine for children

Will Belz hasidic boys learn the core curriculum?

'I congratulate the Belzer Rebbe for his brave decision,' Director General of Bnei Akiva schools organization says.

Will Belz hasidic boys learn the core curriculum?

Top doctor backtracks on support of quarantine-free schools

'Within four days number of children suffering severe cases of COVID-19 has doubled,' Prof. Zachi Grossman says.

Don't eliminate quarantine for schoolchildren

Sharp drop in number of children getting COVID-19 vax after gov't ends quarantine for kids

Number of children receiving COVID-19 drops drastically following government decision to cancel quarantine for all exposed schoolchildren.

Sharp drop in number of children getting COVID-19 vax

Israel to end quarantine for asymptomatic children

Starting next Thursday, children exposed to COVID carriers will not be automatically placed in quarantine.

Israel to end quarantine for asymptomatic children

Canceling quarantine for children and teachers - a dangerous precedent?

If unvaccinated teachers do not have to quarantine when exposed to a COVID-19 carrier, can Israel require other adults to do so?

No quarantine for children or teachers - a dangerous precedent?

First-ever poll examines awareness, attitudes, towards MENA Jews

New poll shows 75% of respondents could not recall learning positive perception of Mizrahi Jewry in school.

Poll examines awareness, attitudes, towards MENA Jews

Haredi MK: 'Haredi sector is careful to hold school on Fridays'

Proposed changes to school year do not work for haredi community, MK Porush says.

Haredi MK: 'Haredim careful to hold school on Fridays'

Teachers fume at impossible work conditions

Schools struggle to remain open as number of staff quarantined, coronavirus-positive, increases.

Teachers fume at impossible work conditions