OU Convention Resolutions 2014

To read a PDF of the Resolutions passed at the Orthodox Union’s 116th Anniversary Convention, please click here.
Read More Posted at February 5, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Orthodox Union Welcomes U.S. House Introduction of Bill to Revamp Federal Education Programs

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomed the introduction of the Student Success Act (H.R.5) in the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R.5 will reauthorize and revise the law governing federal K-12 education policy and funding, know most recently as “No Child Left Behind.”
Read More Posted at February 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Orthodox Union Testimony To NY State Joint Budget Committee: Demand Mayor de Blasio Accommodates Jewish Day Schools Before Authorizing Funding for Year 2 of Universal Pre-K Program

In his testimony before the New York State Joint Budget Committee today, Jake Adler, New York Policy Director for OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, emphasized that 89 percent of New York City’s Jewish day school community is unable to participate in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Universal Pre-K (UPK) program. Adler pressed the Committee to address the needs of the Jewish day schools before authorizing funding for Year 2 of the City’s UPK program.
Read More Posted at February 3, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Orthodox Union Applauds Advancement of Education Tax Credit Program by Gov. Cuomo in Executive Budget; Welcomes State Senate Passage of Stand-alone EITC Bill

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo for advancing the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC) by including it in today’s joint State of the State and Executive Budget speech, and the State Senate for passing EITC as a standalone bill earlier today.
Read More Posted at January 21, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Impact of School Choice Policy on the Jewish Community

According to the AVI CHAI Foundation's recently released Jewish Day School Census, the number of students enrolled in Jewish day schools across America is growing at an extraordinary rate. In 2003, 205,035 students across the country attended a Jewish day school. Just 10 years later, that number had climbed to 254,749 and is projected to grow to more than 300,000 by 2018.
Read More Posted at January 21, 2015 at 1:28 pm
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