Ministry of Education (Israel)

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Ministry of Education
Israel
משרד החינוך
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Ministry of Education Headquarters
Agency overview
Formed 1949
Preceding agencies Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport
Ministry of Education and Culture
Jurisdiction Government of Israel
Headquarters Lev Ram Building, Musrara, Jerusalem
31°46′5.12″N 35°13′25.98″E / 31.7680889°N 35.2238833°E / 31.7680889; 35.2238833Coordinates: 31°46′5.12″N 35°13′25.98″E / 31.7680889°N 35.2238833°E / 31.7680889; 35.2238833
Annual budget 42 billion New Shekel[1]
Website cms.education.gov.il

The Israeli Ministry of Education (Hebrew: מִשְׂרָד הַחִנּוּךְ, translit. Misrad HaHinukh) is the branch of government charged with overseeing public education institutions in Israel. The political head of the department is the Minster of Education, currently Shai Piron.

The ministry has previously been known as the Ministry of Education and Culture (1949–1977, 1984–1990, 1992–1993) and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (1977–1984, 1990–1992, 1993–1999, 2003–2006).

Minister[edit]

The Minister of Education is the political head of the ministry, and a member of the cabinet.

List of ministers[edit]

# Minister Party Governments Term start Term end Notes
1 Zalman Shazar Mapai 1 10 March 1949 (1949-03-10) 1 November 1950 (1950-11-01)
2 David Remez Mapai 2 1 November 1950 (1950-11-01) 19 May 1951 (1951-05-19) Died in office
3 David Ben-Gurion Mapai 2 19 May 1951 (1951-05-19) 8 October 1951 (1951-10-08) Serving Prime Minister
4 Ben-Zion Dinur Mapai 3, 4, 5, 6 8 October 1951 (1951-10-08) 3 November 1955 (1955-11-03)
5 Zalman Aran Mapai 7, 8, 9 3 November 1955 (1955-11-03) 10 May 1960 (1960-05-10)
6 Abba Eban Mapai 9, 10 3 August 1960 (1960-08-03) 26 June 1963 (1963-06-26)
Zalman Aran Mapai, Alignment 11, 12, 13 26 June 1963 (1963-06-26) 15 December 1969 (1969-12-15)
7 Yigal Allon Alignment 15, 16 15 December 1969 (1969-12-15) 3 June 1974 (1974-06-03)
8 Aharon Yadlin Alignment 17 3 June 1974 (1974-06-03) 20 June 1977 (1977-06-20)
9 Zevulun Hammer National Religious Party 18, 19, 20 20 June 1977 (1977-06-20) 13 September 1984 (1984-09-13)
10 Yitzhak Navon Alignment 21, 22, 23 13 September 1984 (1984-09-13) 15 March 1990 (1990-03-15)
Zevulun Hammer National Religious Party 24 11 June 1990 (1990-06-11) 13 July 1992 (1992-07-13)
11 Shulamit Aloni Meretz 25 13 July 1992 (1992-07-13) 11 May 1993 (1993-05-11)
12 Yitzhak Rabin Labor 25 11 May 1993 (1993-05-11) 7 June 1993 (1993-06-07) Serving Prime Minister
13 Amnon Rubinstein Meretz 25, 26 3 May 1994 (1994-05-03) 18 June 1996 (1996-06-18)
Zevulun Hammer National Religious Party 27 18 June 1996 (1996-06-18) 20 January 1998 (1998-01-20) Died in office
14 Yitzhak Levy National Religious Party 27 25 February 1998 (1998-02-25) 6 July 1999 (1999-07-06)
15 Yossi Sarid Meretz 28 6 July 1999 (1999-07-06) 24 June 2000 (2000-06-24)
16 Ehud Barak One Israel 28 24 September 2000 (2000-09-24) 7 March 2001 (2001-03-07) Serving Prime Minister
17 Limor Livnat Likud 29, 30 7 March 2001 (2001-03-07) 14 January 2006 (2006-01-14)
18 Meir Sheetrit Kadima 30 18 January 2006 (2006-01-18) 4 May 2006 (2006-05-04)
19 Yuli Tamir Labor 31 4 May 2006 (2006-05-04) 31 March 2009 (2009-03-31)
20 Gideon Sa'ar Likud 32 31 March 2009 (2009-03-31) 18 March 2013 (2013-03-18)
21 Shai Piron Yesh Atid 33 18 March 2013 (2013-03-18) 4 December 2014

National Education Award[edit]

Since 2002, the Ministry of Education awards a National Education Award to five top localities in recognizing excellence in investing substantial resources in the educational system.[2] In 2012, first place was awarded to the Shomron Regional Council and followed by Or Yehuda, Tiberias, Eilat and Beersheba. The prize has been awarded to a variety of educational institutions including kindergartens and elementary schools.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.financeisrael.mof.gov.il/FinanceIsrael/Docs/En/publications/StateBudgetProposal2013-2014.pdf
  2. ^ "Shomron Regional Council Receives National Education Award". Israel National News. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012. “The award is an expression of our respect and appreciation for local authorities that are outstanding in the investment in education and in the importance they attach to fostering the local educational system.” 

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