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.
Today, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, issued the following statement regarding New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s release of 4,500 half-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) seats for the 2015-16 school year.
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage today of the Student Success Act (H.R.5), sponsored by Representative John Kline (R-MN).
June 30, 2015 Nachum Segal spoke with Josh Pruzansky, Regional Director of OU Advocacy-NJ, via telephone for this morning’s JM in the AM, to discuss the success of the TEACH NJS launch event that took place in May, upcoming … Continued
TEACH NJS applauded Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steven Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senate Budget Chairman Paul Sarlo, Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer and Senator Peter Barnes for the unprecedented level of security funding allocated to non-public schools in New Jersey’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget, signed by Gov. Christie on Friday.
Today, Governor Cuomo and New York State legislative leaders announced a framework agreement that will allocate an unprecedented $250 million of new funding to the state’s non-public schools for mandated services—the largest amount ever allocated to this program. OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, has historically fought for funding increases to the mandated services program.
Following the launch of the TEACH NJS initiative with more than 300 members of the New Jersey Jewish community, TEACH NJS brought members of the Bergen County Jewish community to Trenton on Thursday to meet with state legislators and advocate for funding bills on behalf of New Jersey’s Jewish day schools and yeshivas.
With just one week until the end of the New York Legislative Session on June 17, leaders of the Orthodox Union, UJA-Federation of New York and Agudath Israel of America joined together on Tuesday in Albany to urge state lawmakers to pass the Parental Choice in Education Act.