Education

Transfer plan for Calderwood Lodge school

By Adam Henderson , October 14, 2013

Plans to move Glasgow’s Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary to a shared campus with a Catholic school in Newton Mearns have been unveiled by East Renfrewshire Council.

The council will be consulting both faith groups on the feasibility of the project, which would see the 50-year-old Calderwood Lodge — based in the Newlands area — replaced by a new £9.5 million building.

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Ort's Jump start to jobs impresses Lord Young

By Sandy Rashty, October 14, 2013

Former Trade and Industry Secretary Lord Young has told Ort supporters of the impact on government thinking of the charity’s global educational and training network.

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Orthodox disappointed over evolution teaching

By Simon Rocker, October 10, 2013

The government has brushed aside objections from strictly Orthodox schools and made evolution a compulsory part of primary education from next September.

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Schools neglect of Religious Education ‘dangerous’

By Simon Rocker, October 10, 2013

The Board of Deputies has warned that failures in teaching religious education in English schools is a “dangerous” trend.

An Ofsted report on RE published this week said that many pupils were leaving with “scant” knowledge and understanding.

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Evolution matters

October 10, 2013

It is not often that we praise the government for ignoring the protestations of community representatives. But the Department for Education is quite right to have insisted that evolution becomes a compulsory primary school subject, despite the objections of the National Association of Jewish Orthodox Schools.

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Survey: America has more Jews than Israel

By Rosa Doherty, October 1, 2013

More Jews live in the United States than anywhere else in the world, including Israel, according to new research.

The survey indicates there were 6.8 million Jews in the US in 2012, nearly 2.2 per cent of the population, and 6.1 million in Israel.

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Students' standing start

By Anna Sheinman, September 30, 2013

Thirteen pre-university students have returned from a week-long intensive programme in Israel designed to make them better campus advocates for the country.

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Student questions answered

By Simon Rocker, September 30, 2013

A young science graduate has published a book explaining the Jewish attitude towards other faiths based on his campus experiences in London.

Sina Cohen, who was president of the Jewish society at Royal Holloway, University of London from 2008-11, hopes that The Jewish Position on Other Religions will be helpful to students.

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Ofsted downgrades Menorah primary

By Simon Rocker, September 30, 2013

Governors of the Menorah Foundation Primary in Edgware say they have already begun to tackle problems identified by Ofsted inspectors, who lowered its ranking from “good” to “requires improvement”.

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Chasidic Salford school receives improved Ofsted report

By Simon Rocker, September 30, 2013

An independent boys’ school in Salford run by one of the most conservative Chasidic sects has been commended by Ofsted inspectors.

The Satmar-owned Talmud Torah Yetev Lev was rated good in all six categories after an inspection earlier this summer.

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