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Many children may face long-term damage from losing a year of schooling, and this may translate to long-term economic damage, primarily to those from the lower classes. This is the central argument by education economist Nachum Blass in a position paper attached to a report by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. The report was published Wednesday.
Updated: Jan. 11, 2021
As the coronavirus continues to thrive, Israel may soon have its first fully online school. Starting in the fall as the new school year begins, the virtual institution plans to offer a full curriculum to students from seventh grade through twelfth grade, with no physical building or use of textbooks.
Updated: Aug. 18, 2020
The Council for Higher Education in Israel has set a goal to increase the number of Israelis of Ethiopian origin enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. The initial target, which the council hopes to meet by 2020, is to increase the number of students from the community who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree to 1.7 percent of the student body, similar to their percentage in Israel’s overall population. Currently that rate stands at 1.54 percent, or 3,567 students. Only a tiny number of Ethiopian Israelis who have earned undergraduate degrees continue on to postgraduate degrees.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2019
Free public education? Not really – Israeli households spent 26.5 billion shekels ($7.5 billion at current exchange rates) in 2018 covering school-related costs, a 15% increase over 2017 and equal to nearly 24% of the government’s spending on education. The figure – which was released by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday, less than two weeks before the next school year – covers a wide range of expenses including school books and other supplies, after-school groups, private lessons and university tuition.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2019
Israeli teachers will cede their classrooms to bankers in November, under a new program aimed at giving the country’s financially illiterate teenagers a basic course in finance and economics. “Financial Education Month in the School System” seeks to introduce ninth-graders to banking, saving, investment and general economic concepts, with teachers drawn from employees in the country’s banks. The program is a partnership between the Education Ministry and the Bank of Israel.
Updated: May. 17, 2017
The Education and Diaspora Affairs Ministries plan to spend as much as 136 million shekels ($35.8 million) over the next four years to develop programs for Jewish schools overseas, the first time Israel has engaged in such a big educational undertaking in diaspora schools. The two ministries, which are both led by Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett, plan to develop programs on Israel, the Hebrew language and Jewish history as well as provide schools with expert advice, teacher training and pedagogical services. Initially the program will be offered to 65 Jewish schools in Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2016
The Knesset Finance Committee budgeted 1.3 billion NIS to finance the construction of hundreds of new kindergartens in compliance with the newly passed compulsory education law, guaranteeing free kindergartens from the age of three throughout Israel. Construction will commence immediately on about 500 kindergartens which should be ready by the beginning of the next school year. Hundreds of kindergarten teachers are needed so staff these kindergartens.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2012
Israel Education Ministry Budgets NIS 19 Million to Establish a High School Program Combining Core Classes with Religious Studies for 500 Haredi Teenagers
Haaretz reports that the Israeli Education Ministry plans to include 500 Haredi teenagers in a technology matriculation program in the next school year. The program will combine core classes with religious studies, and is intended for 15- to 16-year-old boys who have dropped out of yeshivot. The ministry is budgeting NIS 19 million to set up 20 classes at high schools around the country. Over the next few days, the ministry will be calling on local authorities and education networks to submit candidates to take part in the program. Schools will be chosen based on criteria set by the ministry, which will give them an extra budget to absorb the new students.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
The Israeli Ministry of Education recently launched its new ITC program – 'The National Program for Adapting the Israeli Education System to the 21st Century'. The program aims to bring about a marked improvement in the education system by using technology to improve pedagogy and the quality of teaching, adapt teaching to meet student diversity, give feedback in real time, encourage student interest and attention and improve communication between the school and the students' home. The program uses a holistic approach to reach these goals by making far-reaching changes in the curriculum, creating relevant digital content for use in education, providing ongoing support and professional development and providing the necessary infrastructure and ensuring its maintenance.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2011
As part of a joint project with the Israel Defense Forces, 100 high school students will be chosen each year to participate in a special elite program that allows them to complete a bachelor's degree before performing an extended army service of six years, instead of the usual two or three. During the six years, they would serve as school teachers, primarily in the periphery. This is part of the Israeli Education Ministry's plans to improve the quality of instruction at the country's schools.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010