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The school year is set to begin in Israel on Tuesday, with more than 2 million children and teens poised to enter or return to the school system. Of them, a record number of 2,900 students will be attending an Israeli school for the first time, having immigrated to Israel this summer. Some 360 new immigrants will be starting school as Israeli first graders. According to the Immigrant Absorption Ministry, the number of new immigrant students this year constitutes an increase of more than 50% over last year. In September 2014, only 1,900 new immigrant students entered Israel's school system.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2015
The first week of the approaching school year will be devoted to teaching students the importance of tolerance, fighting racism, and preventing violence, Israel Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced Thursday. The announcement follows the violent events over the summer, including the stabbing murder of an Israeli teenager at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade and the arson that claimed the lives of a Palestinian toddler and his father in the village of Duma.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2015
Israeli high school students will be able to major in cyber studies in the coming school year, as part of an initiative the Education Ministry in conjunction with the IDF's cyber command announced on Sunday. The new program will be launched in 20 high schools nationwide when school resumes in September, 2015 and the ministry plans to gradually expand it. Students who choose to major in cyber studies will study five disciplines: information and communication technologies; information retention, sharing, and development; Internet and social media; information and informatics; and foreign languages in the cybersphere.
Updated: Aug. 19, 2015
The Israel Education Ministry has proposed a new program to introduce the fundamentals of philosophy to children in elementary school, starting from the third grade. Under the new curriculum, students will be taught the works of the prominent philosophers, develop critical thinking and learn how to ask meaningful questions and answer them in a serious manner. If incorporated, this new program would signify the first time that elementary school-aged students are offered these subjects. It would be elective, and at first, only schools interested in offering the program would join the initiative.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2015
The number of visitors to Israel's public libraries increased in 2013, according to a survey conducted by the Culture and Sport Ministry in some 40 public libraries as part of Reading and Literature Month. The survey also showed that over 1 million people in Israel have active public library memberships (which are not always free), and that, on Aug. 11, 2013, a million books were checked out.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2014
Israeli school students will study space research in an educational program launched to coincide with Israeli Space Week this week. The new program, launched jointly by the Education Ministry and the Science, Technology and Space Ministry, will be studied by more than 150,000 students, and will cover astronomy, electro-optics, asteroid mining, the solar system and nanosatellites.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2014
The World ORT organization for advanced science studies has launched the Anieres Elite Academy international scholarship program to prepare some 600 Israeli and foreign 10th-graders for an engineering degree at the prestigious Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. The program, the first of its kind in Israel, will allow students from the Negev to the Galilee to study science and technology in high school and, after seven years, complete an engineering degree at the Technion. The program provides a full scholarship, worth more than 100,000 shekels.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2014