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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,, 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

Let’s Keep All Our Kids Safe, by Jake Adler and Vincent LeVien

All children deserve to be safe at school.

Yet it turns out that New York City does not provide kids who attend private schools with the same level of protection as those at public schools. That’s not only unfair, it’s unsafe. And it ought to change.

Read More Posted at April 9, 2015 at 10:43 am

NY Senate Leadership Tells Joint Orthodox Union/UJA-Federation Delegation To “Be Aggressive” In Advocacy Efforts for Education Tax Credit

Contact: Roslyn Singer Director of Communications, OU Advocacy 212-613-8227/202-489-4180   Today, members of the New York Senate leadership encouraged a delegation of community and Jewish day school leaders from Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester and Upstate—in Albany to support the … Continued

Read More Posted at March 17, 2015 at 8:54 pm
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