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Orthodox Union Applauds Gov. Corbett’s Signing School Safety Legislation Amendment into Law, Benefiting Non-Public School Security Funding

OU Advocacy’s work with Pennsylvania legislators promoting a solution for a “hiccup” within the Safe School Legislation—passed last summer—that prevented Jewish day schools and other non-public schools from participating in a grant program for school resource officers culminated with Governor Corbett signing Senate Bill 1194 into law today. The amendment to the Safe School Legislation will significantly improve non-public schools’ access to school resource officers and potentially provide millions of dollars for Jewish day school security funding.

Read More Posted at July 10, 2014 at 11:53 am
Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq encouraged participants in OU Advocacy-PA’s mission to Harrisburg to advocate for all the school programs Pennsylvania offers.

OU Advocacy-PA Brings Delegation of 300 to Harrisburg to Advocate for EITC, OSTC and Other Key Funding for PA Jewish Day Schools

Walking through the halls of the Pennsylvania statehouse on Wednesday, 300 members of Pennsylvania’s Jewish community, including 200 high school students, conveyed to legislators how indispensable the Commonwealth’s tax credit programs and the security legislation are for Jewish day schools. The advocacy mission to Harrisburg was organized by the Pennsylvania team of OU Advocacy, the Orthodox Union’s non-partisan public policy arm.

Read More Posted at June 12, 2014 at 6:17 pm

OU Advocacy-PA Gubernatorial Voter Guide Highlights Candidates’ Stance on Tax Credit Programs, Other Education-Related Issues

Espousing their commitment to education, but differing widely on their responses about the educational tax credit programs and funding formulas for education, Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial candidates replied candidly to OU Advocacy-PA’s questions about their visions for the Commonwealth. These responses are now available as OU Advocacy-PA’s Gubernatorial Voter Guide.

Read More Posted at May 9, 2014 at 10:08 am
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