Report: Summer vacations in school system to be shorter

The Education Ministry has announced that summer vacations will be shorter, Channel 2 News reported on Thursday.
According to the report, instead of the academic year starting on September 1, it will begin on August 26. This change is scheduled to take effect in 2012.
Although the summer break will be shortened by six days, the days will be added to holidays throughout the year such as to Hannukah and Tu B'Shvat.