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OU Advocacy advocates an array of initiatives at the Federal level to obtain and empower parents in their educational choices for their children, expand education reform and secure greater resources for Jewish day schools and the families who use them.

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS Welcomes Half-Day UPK Announcement from Mayor Bill de Blasio; Seeks Clarification on State of UPK and Jewish Day Schools Going Forward

This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to release a new Request for Proposals through which schools may seek government funding for half-day Universal Pre-K (UPK) programs. Since the inception of the Mayor’s expanded UPK program in January, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS has been advocating for full inclusion for all Jewish day school students—through this type of half-day program, but also through an accommodating full-day UPK program.
Read More Posted at December 3, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Three Pennsylvania Jewish Day Schools Receive Grants To Hire School Police Officer

OU Advocacy, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, congratulates Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia, Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh and the Silver Academy in Harrisburg for receiving a School Police Officer Grant for the 2014-15 school year. Each school will receive $40,000 that they can use to hire a security officer.
Read More Posted at November 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Election 2014: What It Means for Jewish Education, by Maury Litwack

The sweeping and surprising electoral results from last week’s election transformed the makeup of the U.S. Senate, overturned several gubernatorial races and introduced entire ideological shifts in state legislatures. People and pundits throughout the country are debating the factors that led to the Republican sweep, including economic issues and the President’s popularity, or lack thereof. What isn’t being discussed, however, is the impact this election will have on future funding for Jewish education.
Read More Posted at November 12, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Election 2014: OU Advocacy Analysis

With the election results in and all the races decided, OU Advocacy provides you with our analysis of the elections and how they impact the issues we work on for the Jewish community. Federal The midterm elections delivered control of … Continued
Read More Posted at November 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS Applauds New York Voters’ Approval of Smart Schools Bond Act

Following a full-scale Get Out the Vote campaign urging the New York Jewish community to vote yes for the Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS applauds the voters’ choice to pass the referendum, which can provide up to $32 million to New York Jewish day schools and yeshivas for technology equipment and upgrades.
Read More Posted at November 5, 2014 at 9:07 am
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