Odessa ORT School recognized


KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — A panel of education experts recognized the Odessa ORT School for its excellence.

The school was cited as a Flagship of Contemporary Science and Education in Ukraine for its innovative contribution to the teaching of technology and its recognition by authorities at a prestigious national education exhibition despite budget cuts.

In spite of a funding crisis and Ukraine’s struggling economy, Odessa ORT School No. 94, which specializes in Hebrew and Informatics, managed to adhere to a high standard of educational excellence, the committee said. The school was nominated for the award by the Odessa City Administration Department of Education.

“The ORT school contributed to finding new ways of modernizing education and science,” said Professor Vasyl Kremen, president of the Academy of Pedagogical Science of Ukraine.

Principal Svetlana Manchenko said the ORT school, which has 400 students and works in close cooperation with World ORT, has modern computer classes, a media library and maintains up-to-date educational equipment.

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