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Israel's Minister of Diaspora Affairs Omer Yankelevich with representatives from Herzog College in Israel at the signing ceremony of a two-year project to foster a global educational and professional network, June 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Israel to fund global Jewish education network, led by Herzog College

Herzog College has been selected to partner with Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry in launching one of its flagship international projects. For the first time, there will be one organization liaising with Jewish schools throughout...
UTLA march in Los Angeles. Credit: John Doukas/Shutterstock.

Los Angeles teachers union to vote on resolution endorsing BDS movement

The leadership of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is scheduled to vote in September on a proposed resolution that urges the U.S. government to end aid to Israel and endorses the BDS movement...
The headquarters of the BBC, or British Broadcasting Corporation, on Portland Place in London. Credit: Willy Barton/Shutterstock.

BBC deletes ‘unbalanced and partisan’ videos about Israel, Palestinians from its website

The BBC has removed a series of controversial videos about Israel and the Palestinians from its website following a complaint from the group UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), the pro-Israel group said on Monday. UKLFI described the BBC Education...
Students wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing at a classroom on the first day of school reopening at a Secondary School in Doha, Qatar. Credit: Noushad Thekkayil/Shutterstock.

New Qatari school textbooks glorify Hamas, reject peace between Israel and Arab states

Qatar prides itself on its high level of education and yet its own textbooks clearly do not meet accepted international standards, according to a new report by IMPACT-se, a research institute that analyzes schoolbooks...
Toronto District School Board (TDSB) sign on the headquarters building in Toronto. Credit: JHVE Photo/Shutterstock.

Toronto school district employee distributes anti-Israel manual to educators

A staffer with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is current on paid leave after reportedly sending out an anti-Israel manual to local educators. According to a May 22 report in the Toronto Sun, Javier DaVila,...
The Indiana state capitol building. Credit: SJ Harris/Shutterstock.

Indiana’s expansion of school-choice program to empower Jewish parents, students

Jewish day-school advocates are among those celebrating Indiana’s expansion of its school-choice programs to allow some 90 percent of families in the Hoosier state to receive state-funded vouchers. As part of the new budget, families...
Mona Khoury-Kassabri. Photo by Bruno Charbit.

The Arab-Israeli woman bringing diversity to Hebrew University

Days after the news of Mona Khoury-Kassabri’s appointment as Vice President of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the good wishes are still pouring in. “The amount of greetings and congratulations I have received in the last...
Jay Inslee, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The crisis and opportunity in Jewish early-childhood education

Early-childhood education (ECE) is the pivotal point when Jewish families enter the Jewish community as a unit and begin a new, lifelong connection with Judaism and Jewish life. This might sound like hyperbole, but I believe it’s...
Palestinian boys raise their hands at a school in Gaza supported by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in September 2011. Credit: U.N. Photo/Shareef Sarhan.

Pro-Israel groups press Congress to help end ‘hateful content’ in UNRWA schools

Several pro-Israel and Jewish organizations are urging U.S. legislators to pressure the United Nations to end hateful anti-Semitic content found in the curriculum of schools run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The...
A classroom for young girls in the coastal town of Elmina, Ghana. Credit: World ORT.

World ORT launches STEM project for girls in Ghana, backed by UNESCO

World ORT is leading an innovative training project in Ghana to promote computer courses led by women for young girls. Backed by a UNESCO grant, the Women STEM Trainers program in the coastal town of...