Education


Yerushalayim to Spend NIS 1B on New Classrooms

There are 300,000 students in Yerushalayim, making it the largest school system in the country — and by its own estimates, the Yerushalayim Municipality says it is 3,800 classrooms short…

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Expand, Don’t Cut, Pell Grant Program

The White House is proposing an immediate $18 billion in cuts to a number of government programs, and further belt-tightening next year. Some of the cuts, like the total defunding…

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Education Secretary Meets With Agudath Israel Leaders

Agudath Israel of America’s leadership mission to Washington began Wednesday with a  meeting with a long-time friend of the organization, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Secretary DeVos engaged in…

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Hebrew U. to Accept PA Matriculation Test Scores

Hebrew University will be the first in Israel to accept Palestinian Authority-issued matriculation (bagrut) certificates as criteria for student enrollments, the university has announced. The move is expected to substantially…

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Jackson Pulls Back On Dorm Ban

Faced with a strong show of opposition from its Orthodox residents, the Jackson town council delayed voting on an ordinance that would ban the construction of school dormitories. The measure…

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New Course Aims to Teach MKs Yiddish

In an effort to give Knesset members greater ability to communicate with their constituents, the Knesset will soon be offering interested MKs courses in spoken Yiddish. The Yiddish course, the…

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A Test That Failed

Physical attacks on Israel of late have come largely from Hamas in Gaza and individual murderers and would-be murderers within the country’s borders. But a relentless barrage of propaganda bombs…

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