After nearly a year of advocacy, working to ensure that New York City Jewish day schools would be included in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS has launched a campaign in New York City calling on the Mayor to “Make Universal Pre-K Universal.”
Despite Mayor de Blasio’s pledge to offer every child in New York City “truly universal, full-day pre-K,” 89 percent of the Jewish community’s pre-K age children are still unable to participate in UPK. You can help “Make Universal Pre-K Universal.”
OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo for advancing the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC) by including it in today’s joint State of the State and Executive Budget speech, and the State Senate for passing EITC as a standalone bill earlier today.
According to the AVI CHAI Foundation’s recently released Jewish Day School Census, the number of students enrolled in Jewish day schools across America is growing at an extraordinary rate. In 2003, 205,035 students across the country attended a Jewish day school. Just 10 years later, that number had climbed to 254,749 and is projected to grow to more than 300,000 by 2018.
New York State Per-Pupil Textbook Funding for all Students Residing in the State New York State requires that all school districts purchase and loan textbooks on an equitable basis to all K-12 students residing in the state who attend either … Continued