Education


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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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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