Tagged: Schools

No Cost to Israel for Destroying Palestinian Lives News Roundup
Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada

No Cost to Israel for Destroying Palestinian Lives

Atta Sabah had little hope for justice after an Israeli soldier shot him while he was attempting to retrieve his book bag from a field behind his school. “I’m not expecting anything to happen to [the soldier who shot me],”...

on March 13, 2017
Palestinian Teacher of the Year on How to Help Traumatized Children News Roundup
Lucy Westcott, Newsweek

Palestinian Teacher of the Year on How to Help Traumatized Children

Like many teachers around the world, Hanan Al Hroub deals with many challenges in her job. Huge class sizes mean teachers can’t spend as much time individually with each child, salaries are low and much of the education budget goes on administrative costs instead of programs for her students, she says. But there are some concerns unique to places like the West Bank...

on September 27, 2016
Arab Students in Jerusalem Get Less Than Half the Funding of Jewish Counterparts News Roundup
Nir Hasson, Haaretz

Arab Students in Jerusalem Get Less Than Half the Funding of Jewish Counterparts

A pupil in a municipal high school in East Jerusalem gets less than half the funding of his counterpart in the western part of the capital, according to the Jerusalem municipality’s budget. In fact, there are East Jerusalem schools that don’t even get the funds that the Education Ministry gives the city for them, as is shown by an analysis of the budget...

on August 24, 2016
High School Exams Kick Off in the West Bank and Gaza News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

High School Exams Kick Off in the West Bank and Gaza

Across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip on Saturday, approximately 78,000 Palestinian students sat down to begin the first step in a process that will likely determine their futures. Saturday marked the first session of the high school exams where students seek to obtain the General Secondary Certificate, or as it is known in Arabic: “Tawjihi."

on May 28, 2016
Poll: Almost Half of Israeli Jews Don’t Want Arabs Teaching Their Kids News Roundup
The Jerusalem Post

Poll: Almost Half of Israeli Jews Don’t Want Arabs Teaching Their Kids

Nearly half of Israeli Jewish parents say they do not want Arab teachers instructing their children in school, a new poll conducted in Israel showed. According to the survey done by Ma'agar Mochot on behalf of the Gordon College of Education, the number is substantially higher among Jews who are more religiously observant.

on May 26, 2016
An Oasis of Peace for Palestinian Children in Hebron News Roundup
Claire Thomas, Al Jazeera

An Oasis of Peace for Palestinian Children in Hebron

In the heart of the old city of Hebron - amid checkpoints, razor-wire fences, military watchtowers and Israeli soldiers - al-Ibrahimiya kindergarten, run by 53-year-old Zleikha Muhtaseb, provides a safe haven for Palestinian children. "I decided to create this space for them just to be kids, because outside the kindergarten, they are not treated very well," Muhtaseb, who grew up in Hebron, told Al Jazeera.

on March 25, 2016
Palestinian Wins $1m Global Teaching Prize News Roundup
Sean Coughlan, BBC

Palestinian Wins $1m Global Teaching Prize

A Palestinian teacher has won a $1m (£707,000) global teaching prize - with the award announced in a video message by Pope Francis. Hanan Al Hroub grew up in a Palestinian refugee camp and now is a teacher of refugees herself. She specialises in supporting children who have been traumatised by violence. The winner was announced at an awards ceremony in Dubai, with a video message of congratulation sent by Prince William.

on March 13, 2016
Why Israel Arrests and Jails Palestinians Without Trial News Roundup
Yardena Schwartz, Time

Why Israel Arrests and Jails Palestinians Without Trial

Mohammad Abu Sakha, a 24-year old Palestinian circus clown, juggler, and tightrope walker, was on his way to work at the Palestinian Circus School when he was arrested by Israeli troops. According to Addameer, the legal aid organization representing Abu Sakha, he was crossing a military checkpoint in the West Bank when Israeli soldiers boarded his bus to check passengers’ identification cards.

on March 9, 2016
School Among ‘Dozens’ of Structures Demolished by Israel North of Nablus News Roundup
Ma’an News Agency

School Among ‘Dozens’ of Structures Demolished by Israel North of Nablus

Israeli forces on Wednesday morning demolished "dozens" of structures in the hamlet of Khirbet Tana northeast of Nablus, including houses, barns, and the hamlet's sole school, a local official told Ma'an. Munadil Hanani, a member of the local committee of Beit Furik near Nablus, said that Israeli bulldozers under Israeli army escort had stormed Khirbet Tana on Beit Furik's outskirts and demolished every structure there.

on March 2, 2016
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