In his testimony before the New York City Council Education Committee and the Subcommittee on Non-Public Schools, Jake Adler, OU Advocacy’s New York City Director of Political Affairs, urged the City Council to consider even greater reforms for New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) in how it manages its special education services than those included in Proposed Intro 435.
A crucial decision awaits all New Yorkers when they step into the voting booths on November 4, a decision that can affect over 100,000 yeshiva and Jewish day school students in New York. On November 4, New Yorkers get the … Continued
The Orthodox Union applauds New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement yesterday that he will travel to Israel on Tuesday for a two-day solidarity mission. New York State Senate Majority Co-Leaders Jeff Klein and Dean Skelos as well as State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will join the governor on the trip to show support for Israel and the Israeli people.
New York’s special- needs community won a long-standing fight last month, when Mayor Bill de Blasio — in an “about face” from the Bloomberg administration — announced an end to the horror faced by too many children with special needs and their parents at the hands of the city’s Department of Education.
Good Afternoon, Just a couple of hours ago, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS and Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD), celebrated a groundbreaking achievement for New York City families with special needs children. We are proud to have worked and … Continued