Education

Israeli students take part in Shakespeare festival

By Sahar Zivan, October 29, 2012

Nineteen students from the Ironi Aleph Arts and Drama High School of Tel Aviv have become the first foreign pupils to participate in the Shakespeare Schools Festival in the UK. The festival has run annually since 2000 and involves over 700 schools.

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UCU and antisemitism: academic tribunal to start

October 26, 2012

A Jewish academic’s employment tribunal against the University and College Union is due to begin next week.

Ronnie Fraser threatened UCU with legal action last year following its rejection of the widely-accepted definition of antisemitism. His tribunal will begin in central London on Monday, and is expected to last two weeks.

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Israel's big investment in Arab education

By Ben Hartman, October 25, 2012

Israel is preparing a NIS 300 million investment into higher education for its minorities.

Under the programme, institutions will have to offer remedial Hebrew courses, translate their websites into Arabic and make special counselling available to Arab students, or risk losing funds.

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Clegg takes lessons back from Auschwitz project

By Anna Sheinman, October 25, 2012

Sixth-formers who toured Auschwitz-Birkenau with Nick Clegg last Thursday came away impressed by the Deputy Prime Minister’s commitment to Holocaust education.

Mr Clegg joined 200 students from the south-east on the 100th trip to the death-camp sites organised as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s “Lessons from Auschwitz” programme.

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Taxpayer-funded discrimination

By Geoffrey Alderman, October 23, 2012

How far should the British state go in enforcing the private religious prejudices of its citizens?

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Noam Chomsky Delivers Gaza Speech

By Sahar Zivan, October 19, 2012

Massachusetts Institute of Technology linguistics professor and prominent Israel critic Noam Chomsky has spoken at a conference at the Islamic University in Gaza.

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Unnatural justice

October 18, 2012

The role of school governor is thankless - a position of great responsibility and very little reward. But grateful as we should be that there are those who are prepared to give their time and expertise to do the job, that does not exempt them from criticism when they err. And err is exactly what the governors of Clore Shalom have done in effectively expelling five Jewish children.

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Court rejects attempt to halt school building

By Marcus Dysch, October 18, 2012

Campaigners opposed to a Jewish free school opening on the site of a former Mill Hill garden centre have lost a High Court application for an injunction to halt building work.

Construction of the Etz Chaim Jewish Primary is under way, with the centre’s glass roofs due to be removed before the end of the month.

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Moriah Jewish Day School intruder seen off by staff

By Anna Sheinman, October 18, 2012

An intruder was chased off the grounds of Moriah Jewish Day School in Pinner on Tuesday.

In an email to parents, head-teacher Alan Shaw wrote: “An intruder entered the far end of the school playing field from the housing estate on our western boundary. He was spotted immediately due to our strong security procedures [CCTV, security guard, vigilant staff] and chased off the premises.”

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JFS pupils resit GCSEs

By Sandy Rashty, October 18, 2012

Six per cent of JFS GCSE students are to retake English exams in the wake of the controversy over marking.

Eighteen students out of the 300-strong year group will resit their English GCSE on November 7. Almost as many students (16) retook English exams in January.

More than 45,000 pupils nationwide are retaking GCSE English following the row over tougher grading.

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