Tuition Affordability

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.

Rabbis’ Take on the Tuition Crisis: How You Can Help

Everyone asks us, what can be done about the cost of a day-school education? Week after week, the tuition crisis comes to our attention, front and center. Rabbis, couples and concerned members of the community call us, email us and approach us after davening regarding the financial pressures threatening our schools and squeezing our middle-class families.
Read More Posted at May 21, 2015 at 9:26 am

OU Advocacy-MD Hosts Second Annual Legislative Breakfast

OU Advocacy-MD hosted its second annual Legislative Breakfast on Sunday, May 17, at the Silver Spring Veterans Plaza. With 250 members of the Jewish community and both state and county legislators at the event, the Legislative Breakfast was the perfect … Continued
Read More Posted at May 19, 2015 at 8:39 pm

Orthodox Union and UJA-Federation of New York Launch 30-Day Campaign to Push for Passage of Historic Education Tax Credit Bill

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, together with the UJA-Federation of New York, is launching a 30-day campaign to push – over the next six weeks – for New York State legislators to pass the Education Tax Credit bill. Governor Andrew Cuomo reintroduced this legislation last week as the Parental Choice in Education Act.
Read More Posted at May 19, 2015 at 7:46 pm

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS And Yachad Launch Online Education Resource of Govt-Funded Programs And Services For NY Private School Parents

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, together with Yachad, the flagship program of the OU’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities, has launched an online education resource for parents in New York State. The Parent Education Resource Center, www.ouadvocacy.org/teachnys, is the only web site that covers the full array of government-funded educational programs and services available to students attending private and parochial schools.
Read More Posted at April 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Orthodox Union Expresses Disappointment at NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Continued Delay in Issuing RFP for Half-Day Universal Pre-K Program

After nearly five months since New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the City’s half-day Universal Pre-K (UPK) program, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, has expressed its disappointment in the continued delay from City Hall regarding this key program for the City’s Jewish day school and yeshiva community.
Read More Posted at April 21, 2015 at 2:13 pm
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