Voicing his support for Pennsylvania’s educational tax credit programs, State Senator Rob Teplitz noted that the programs are a “fair compromise and fair alternative to school vouchers.” He spoke about his and the larger legislative support for the programs at … Continued
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Representatives of more than 30 New York City Jewish day schools and yeshivas convened this week at a community forum sponsored by OU Advocacy-Teach NYS to voice their frustrations about New York City’s universal pre-K (UPK) program and suggest ways … Continued