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.
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.
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.
With just days left until the April 1st deadline to pass the New York state budget, state legislators urged the OU Advocacy-Teach NYS delegation in Albany today to keep up the pressure on elected officials to support the Education Investment Incentives Act, commonly known as the Education Tax Credit.
Contact: Roslyn Singer Director of Communications, OU Advocacy 212-613-8227/202-489-4180 firstname.lastname@example.org 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