Education

Buttons fasten Shoah education

By Stephanie Brickman, May 27, 2011

Final year pupils at Glasgow's Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary have begun working with artist Joanna Hyman on their UJIA-initiated Buttons project.

It takes its inspiration from Paperclips, the brainchild of Tennessee headteacher Linda Hooper, whose students set out to collect six million paperclips to symbolise Holocaust victims.

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Prince Edward is first visitor to KB campus

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 27, 2011

Prince Edward on Wednesday became the first official guest at the new Liverpool King David High School campus.

Visiting the existing premises, the prince asked to see the £26 million campus, which will become the centre of Jewish schooling and community life in Liverpool.

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Brighton rocks to the beat of Limmud

By Cecily Woolf and Yael Breuer, May 26, 2011

Brighton Limmud organisers Michelle and Gordon Kay said Sunday's event at Sussex University showed "how successful this community can be together".

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Brady's bunch of soccer stories

By Jenni Frazer, May 26, 2011

In her first weeks as managing director of Birmingham City Football Club, Karren Brady looked for the directors' box, only to be repeatedly told: "Ah, wives of directors go to the ladies' box through there." Finally, she was recognised: "Oh, you're that woman. Stay here and I'll find out what to do with you."

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Wolfson grant funding LSJS teacher training

By Simon Rocker, May 26, 2011

The London School of Jewish Studies has received a £150,000 grant from the Charles Wolfson Trust to develop facilities for teacher training.

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Out to launch at UJIA educational conference

By Simon Rocker, May 26, 2011

The launch of a major new publication was the highlight of the second UJIA conference on research in UK Jewish education.

UJIA research director Helena Miller is the senior editor of the International Handbook on Jewish Education, which spans more than 1,300 pages in two volumes.

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Golders Green applies for free school

By Robyn Rosen, May 26, 2011

Parents in Golders Green have applied to the government to open a free primary school which has the backing of the Chief Rabbi.

Golders Green Jewish Primary would be modern Orthodox in outlook. Its supporters want it to open in 2012 as part of the Department for Education's free schools programme, giving parents the power to start their own local schools.

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Educational gaps growing in Israel

By Nathan Jeffay, May 26, 2011

New education league tables in Israel indicate that there is a growing gap between the level of education received by students in poor and wealthy areas.

Given the strong socialist-Zionist ethos in the early decades of Israeli statehood, the country's education system was avowedly public.

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Oxford names first Israel studies professor

By Simon Rocker, May 26, 2011

Oxford University has appointed its first professor of Israel studies: Derek Penslar (right) professor of Jewish history at Toronto University.

The chair, only the second to be created in the subject in the UK, was made possible through a £3 million endowment from the Stanley and Zea Lewis Foundation.

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Why the government is doing this

By Eric Pickles, May 26, 2011

The nations of Europe vowed after the Second World War, when the horror of the concentration camps was uncovered: never again. To keep our promise, it is vital that we remember and learn.

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