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Closed Society: January 26, 2012‎

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The Jerusalem municipality distributed brochures explaining next year’s kindergarten registration procedures including the new implementation of free education from age three. The Arabic-language brochures did not mention the change.


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January 26th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Political: 7 December, 2010

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Despite the fact that in 2007 Mandatory Education was extended by law so as to limit the number of students in first and second grade to 20 per classroom, and that the study of basic skills will be gradually extended, it transpires from the Appropriations Act that this year, too, lower grades will continue to study in classrooms of 30 students at least, and that no enrichment hours have been added into the system. In its explanations for the Appropriations Act the government claimed that the delay in implementing the law is due to the high budgetary cost it imposes, and that the need for reducing class size is reduced due to implementation of the Ofek Hadash education reform. The government further declared that it does not intend to implement the law in the current or next school year. (Hebrew)

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December 11th, 2010 at 5:27 pm