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Florida makes strides in Holocaust education after new standards prioritize source material

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The Florida State Board of Education adopted new civics and Holocaust-education standards for Florida’s public schools in July, which had been pushed by the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis. The new social-studies standards spell out what...
Robotics training at Kishinev ORT-Herzl Lyceum in Israel. Credit: ORT.

ORT starts national program dedicated to building future Jewish leaders

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ORT America welcomes 14 participants to its new National Leadership CohORT Program, an exclusive 18-month leadership development, learning and mentoring opportunity for the organization’s future leaders. “Having new faces join our ranks as we embark on our...
California State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Source: Screenshot.

Watchdog to legislators: ‘Ethnic-studies bill threatens safety of Jewish students’

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The anti-Semitism watchdog AMCHA Initiative is urging the California Senate Education Committee to vote against a bill that allows high school districts to adopt an anti-Semitic draft of an ethnic-studies curriculum. “Especially now, as violence...
Legislative Assembly of Ontario at Queens Park, Toronto, Canada. Credit: Andres Garcia Martin/Shutterstock.

Amid record spike in anti-Semitism, Ontario allocates funds to help ‘eradicate scourge’

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The government of Ontario, which includes the city of Toronto, is allocating $327,000 for teacher training and student support to combat anti-Semitism in the Canadian province. “Anti-Semitism is a scourge and historic evil that must...
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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...