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

School Choice Policy Impact on the Jewish Community, by Maury Litwack

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 12, 2015 at 1:47 pm

New York State Textbook Loan Program

New York State Per-Pupil Textbook Funding for all Students Residing in the State New York State requires that all school districts purchase and loan textbooks on an equitable basis to all K-12 students residing in the state who attend either … Continued
Read More Posted at January 8, 2015 at 2:26 pm
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