Education


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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DeVos Hearing Postponed Until Next Week

The confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education secretary, has been moved to Jan. 17, a decision announced late Monday night by the Senate Health, Education,…

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Teachers Announce Warning Strike Tuesday Morning

On Monday, the Teachers’ Union announced a warning strike targeting kindergartens, elementary schools and middle schools set for Tuesday morning, Ynet reported. The strike, scheduled to last only until 11…

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Engineering Jobs Go Begging, Numbers Show

Engineers – especially electrical engineers – are in perennial short supply in Israel, and things are not expected to improve anytime soon. There are currently 2,408 open positions for engineers,…

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Regents Seek $2.1B Increase in Funding For NY Schools

Coming off a year which gave public schools their largest amount of funding ever, New York education officials are proposing an additional $2.1 billion increase for the state’s schools next…

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Extra Funding for Yeshivos Ketanos Approved

The Education Ministry has authorized funding for thousands of hours of Torah study in yeshivos ketanos. The increase came after efforts by Deputy Education Minister Rabbi Meir Porush, together with…

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DeVos Deflates Criticism on Common Core

After President-elect Donald Trump named prominent charter-school advocate Betsy DeVos as his secretary of education, the choice faced much criticism, as conservatives warned that DeVos, a longtime Republican donor, previously supported…

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