The Ministry of Education announced on Sunday that it will be funding trained
assistants for special education high school seniors to be able to join their
grade’s Holocaust commemoration trip to Poland starting the upcoming academic
The unprecedented move, Education Minister Shay Piron said, is
“another step towards the integration of children with special needs in the
regular education system.”
“We should make all the necessary efforts so
that every student in Israel can take part in the special journey to Poland,
which is an integral part of our culture and our history as a nation,” Piron
Prior to the initiative, families of special education students
had to personally fund an assistant in order to send their child on the trip,
which cost thousands of shekels.
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