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OU Advocacy-NJ Commends Introduction of Special Ed Bill in NJ State Assembly

The New Jersey office of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center commended New Jersey State Assembly Members Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Gary Schaer, Amy Handlin, Patrick Diegnan, Joseph Cryan and Annette Quijano for introducing bill A-3055, which will allow school districts to assign a student with special needs to an accredited special education non-public school program—even if that program is sectarian—as long as the funds are used only for non-sectarian programs and services.

Read More Posted at March 26, 2014 at 6:04 pm

OU Advocacy-NJ Testimony to NJ Assembly & Senate Budget Committees: All School Children Entitled to Same Tools for Success Regardless of the School They Attend

In his testimony before the New Jersey State Assembly Budget Committee this week, Josh Pruzansky, Regional Director of OU Advocacy-NJ, expressed the organization’s support of the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015 and reiterated that all New Jersey school children should be entitled to the same essential services to further their educational growth and ensure their health—regardless of the type of school they attend.

Read More Posted at March 20, 2014 at 9:31 am
Bergen County delegates advocate on behalf of Jewish day schools with Trenton legislators.

OU Advocacy Launches Series of Mini Advocacy Missions to Trenton

The New Jersey office of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center has launched a series of mini advocacy missions to Trenton with its first group of delegates from Bergen County. Bringing small groups from communities throughout New Jersey to the Statehouse to meet with legislators, the missions provide participants with the unique opportunity to have small, more personalized discussions with their elected officials and give legislators an opportunity to hear about the challenging issues—such as tuition affordability—that is affecting their constituents on a micro level.

Read More Posted at February 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm
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