111 students officially homeschooling in 2007, according to the Ministry of Education

The Israel Ministry of Education announced that 111 students are homeschooling this year. In a press release dated February 1, 2007, they stated that of 100 applications received, 92 were approved.

According to the Ministry, the permits were distributed as follows:

Northern Region 40
Haifa 25
Tel Aviv 19
Southern Region 15
Central Region 12
Jerusalem 3
Recognized Unofficial (Haredi) 1

77 families are homeschooling with the Ministry’s permission. It is widely assumed that there are, in fact, many more homeschooling families that have not requested permission from the Ministry.

Full text of the announcement on the Ministry site (Hebrew):

http://cms.education.gov.il/educationcms/units/dovrut/hevra/hinuchbeiti.htm

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