Education


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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NY State Apologizes for Anti-Israel Cartoon in Regents

A cartoon in last month’s Global Studies Regents exam that portrayed Israel as being against peace and trigger-happy should not have been there, New York’s education department said Wednesday, issuing…

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Community Advocates Welcome DeVos Confirmation

After an unusually stormy confirmation process and a razor-thin vote in the senate, advocates for the Orthodox community welcomed the confirmation of school choice advocate Betsy DeVos to be the…

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DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary as Pence Breaks Tie

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50–50 tie in a historic…

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DeVos Nomination Advances to Full Senate

A Senate committee has approved school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos for education secretary, even as two GOP senators expressed some reservations. DeVos has long supported charter schools and allowing school choice,…

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Private Means to a Public Good

The usual suspects — teachers’ unions, “public school advocates” and liberal Democrats — have voiced opposition to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as President Trump’s Secretary of Education. Randi Weingarten,…

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Community Advocates Lobby For DeVos Confirmation

Amidst a slew of Senate confirmation hearings and votes, advocates for the Orthodox community have devoted much of their lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill to support secretary of Education nominee…

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