Tagged: Schools

Palestinian Teachers Up For Global Award
Yahoo! News/Sky News

Palestinian Teachers Up For Global Award

Three Palestinian teachers are among the final 50 nominees for global teacher of the year - a million-dollar award that organisers hope will come to be seen as a 'Nobel Prize' for teaching. The Varkey Foundation's Global Teacher Prize is backed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and actor Kevin Spacey is on the judging panel.

on December 31, 2015
Israeli Forces Raid Nablus-area Village, Chase School Students
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Raid Nablus-area Village, Chase School Students

Israeli forces raided the al-Sawiya village in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus on Monday and chased school students claiming they were throwing rocks at soldiers, locals said. Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli soldiers deliberately threw stun grenades at students and chased them across the village.

on December 14, 2015
Israeli Military Fires Tear Gas at School in Hebron’s Old City
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Military Fires Tear Gas at School in Hebron’s Old City

Palestinian schoolchildren on Thursday were prevented from accessing their school after Israeli forces covered an area south of Hebron’s Old City with teargas and Skunk water, locals said. The area surrounding the Tariq Ibn Zaid school in the occupied West Bank city erupted after the Israeli army said a Palestinian hurled a tear gas canister at Abu a-Reesh military checkpoint...

on November 19, 2015
Undercover Israeli Forces Detain 3 Schoolchildren in Silwan
Ma'an News Agency

Undercover Israeli Forces Detain 3 Schoolchildren in Silwan

Israeli undercover forces on Tuesday detained three Palestinian schoolchildren from the Ras al-Amud area of Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, witnesses said. Witnesses said that undercover Israeli agents dressed as Palestinians chased the children while they were on their way to school before detaining them.

on November 17, 2015
16 Eye-Opening Photos Show What It’s Like Going Back to School in Palestine and Israel
Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic

16 Eye-Opening Photos Show What It’s Like Going Back to School in Palestine and Israel

As protests rage across the West Bank this week, tensions between Israeli forces and residents of occupied Palestine are higher than they've been in months. In the midst of this, however, local schoolchildren go about their day-to-day routine. It's the closest thing to normality in a situation that, for some observers, would seem anything but.

on October 28, 2015
Amid The Ruins, Gaza’s Children Are Back At School And Ready To Learn
Charlotte Alfred, The Huffington Post

Amid The Ruins, Gaza’s Children Are Back At School And Ready To Learn

Hollow buildings still scar the landscape of Gaza City's Shujaiyeh neighborhood, the site of some of the heaviest bombardments and fiercest clashes during last year's war between Israel and Hamas militants. But even amid the ruins of Shujaiyeh, Palestinian children are back at school and ready to learn.

on October 7, 2015
Palestine – The Exception to Free Speech in the U.S.?
AJ+

Palestine – The Exception to Free Speech in the U.S.?

University campuses are the front line of Palestinian human-rights advocacy in the U.S., but a new report by the Center for Constitutional Rights and Palestine Legal documents hundreds of cases in which students and scholars have been punished for their free speech.

on October 2, 2015
Palestinians Protest Israeli Government’s Discrimination Against Christian Schools
Reem Khamis Dakwar, The Huffington Post/Mondoweiss

Palestinians Protest Israeli Government’s Discrimination Against Christian Schools

Americans of all faiths and backgrounds are looking forward to Pope Francis' first visit to the United States. The Pope's humility and profound commitment to issues of global peace, social justice and the fight against global warming have made him one of the most popular religious figures in recent history.

on September 21, 2015
Striking Christian Schools Protest Outside Israeli Education Minister Bennett’s Home
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Striking Christian Schools Protest Outside Israeli Education Minister Bennett’s Home

Hundreds of parents and their children demonstrated opposite Education Minister Naftali Bennett's Ra'anana home in protest of government budget cuts targeting Christian schools around Israel. The protest is the latest demonstration since Israel's 47 Christian schools, which are attended by some 33,000 Arab-Israeli children, shuttered on September 1 in protest against the cuts.

on September 16, 2015
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