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Hebrew School System in Palestine Expands to Meet Growing Needs

Six new schools have been added to the chain of Hebrew schools under the Palestine Zionist Executive. Twelve new teachers have been engaged and the enrollment in the schools shows an increase of 666 pupils. The schools which opened in October this year numbered 128, as compared with 122 last year, 450 to the 430 teachers last year, and 12,200 to the 11,524 pupils of last year.

In reporting these figures the Treasurer of the Palestine Zionist Executive notes with satisfaction that the Tel-Aviv Municipality increased their participation in the Hebrew School budget from £1,200 last year to £3,500 this year. The Jewish Community of Jaffa also voted a subvention, while Petach Tikvah for the first time decided to contribute £300 towards the Education Budget of the Zionist Organization.

In order to cope with the great number of children who have come with the new immigration stream, the Education Department of the Zionist Executive decided to open twelve new classes in Jaffa, two in Haifa, in addition to new schools in Beth-Shaan, Neve Shaanan, Haifa, Ruchama, Hittin, Gideon and Bnei Brak. The coast of these schools totals £3,500.

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