Education

Pardes House Primary wins finance for refurbishment

By Jennifer Lipman, May 31, 2012

An Orthodox boys’ school in Finchley is to receive a makeover after being awarded funding from Education Secretary Michael Gove as part of a £17 billion improvements scheme.

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School backs Jew-hate GCSE exam question

By Simon Rocker, May 31, 2012

A Jewish school has defended a controversial GCSE religious studies question on antisemitism that was last week attacked by Education Secretary Michael Gove and the Board of Deputies.

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Special needs pupils gain new skills

By Jessica Elgot, May 25, 2012

Special-needs pupils at the strictly Orthodox Side by Side school are learning more than tikkun olam when delivering weekly food parcels to people in need.

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Manchester King David Schools new campus officially opens

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 24, 2012

TEL Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau formally opened Manchester King David Schools’ new campus on Sunday, also helping to bring in tens of thousands of pounds at a fundraiser.

“Education is the most important thing and this is why you must support King David,” Rabbi Lau told an audience of 400, including Bury MP Ivan Lewis.

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Failing the test

May 24, 2012

You are a pupil who has been studying hard for your GCSE examinations. Today you face the Religious Studies exam.

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Ilford Jewish Primary shares site with Hindus

By Cathy Forman, May 24, 2012

Ilford Jewish Primary staff and pupils will be sharing their Barkingside site with a school for Hindu children.

The Avanti Court Primary is set to open in September. As construction work on the new IJPS building at the nearby King Solomon campus will take at least a year, the primaries will share some facilities.

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GCSE question asks "why do some people hate Jews?"

By Simon Rocker, May 24, 2012

Education Secretary Michael Gove has strongly criticised an exam board over a GCSE religious studies question in which pupils were asked: “Explain, briefly, why some people are prejudiced against Jews.”

Last Thursday more than 1,000 students — including pupils at JFS — sat the paper, which was set by one of the three major English exam boards, AQA.

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Herts rejects Yavneh College plan

By Jay Grenby, May 18, 2012

Disappointed Yavneh College trustees are having to rethink their options for establishing a primary section after the local authority turned down a second application for a £4 million grant.

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Brighton learning to co-operate

By Simon Rocker, May 10, 2012

A cross-communal adult education programme involving Orthodox, Reform and Liberal rabbis launched in Brighton yesterday, marking the festival of Lag b'Omer.

With sessions ranging from first century Judaism to antidotes to antisemitism, the eight-week venture is a spin-off from last year's one-day Sussex Limmud.

Scheduled to take part in the programme at the Ralli Hall community centre are Ra

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It's a twin-win situation for visiting Ghanaians

May 10, 2012

An educational twinning scheme run by international aid charity Tzedek brought three Ghanaian teachers to London to talk about their experiences and to lead lessons at Jewish schools.

Tzedek's Learning Together scheme has provided an interactive forum for pupils in the UK and Ghana to develop an understanding of the world and their role within it.

The programme lasts an academic year and les

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