Israel Sci-Tech schools

Educating Israel’s Periphery

The Sci-Tech Schools network sees its work with Bedouins in the Negev and charedim in the north as giving overlooked students their ‘first real opportunity.’

Staff Writer
01/28/2015

Haneen Abukaf, 16, an Israeli-Arab high school student in the Bedouin village of Um Batin in southern Israel, loves studying history and dreams of becoming a doctor.

Female students in the southern Bedouin village of Al-Saied. Hannah Dreyfus/JW

Blended Learning, In A War Zone

11/27/2012
Staff Writer

The rockets falling on southern Israel were anything but virtual, but for a week, school was. And the situation for students there during the recent Gaza war gives fresh relevance to the educational concept of “distance learning.”  

In between running to the bomb shelter during eight days of Hamas rocket fire, Paz Azran, 17, kept up with her studies at the Israel Sci-Tech Henry Ronson High School in Ashkelon with the help of her computer and the school’s virtual school.

A Hamas rocket punched a hole in the roof of a courtyard at the Ronson High School.
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