Israel's Education Ministry considers closing schools on some Fridays
Education Minister Shai Piron responds to parents’ anger over this year's two-day Lag Ba’omer school break with a promise to coordinate vacation times for pupils and their parents.
Education Ministry officials are looking into the possibility of closing schools on some Fridays to make up for the shortened summer vacation and early starting date of the school year, August 27. High-ranking ministry officials said Sunday night that “We need to try to coordinate the pupils’ vacation days with those of their parents as much as possible.” However, the officials added that no plan to...
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