Leah Zagelbaum

As New York Once Again Targets Religious Schools, a History Lesson in Communal Resistance

by Marvin Schick Published in Tablet Magazine “Next month, the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School in New York will begin its 121st year educating Jewish children. It will also be my 46th year serving as its president. When I accepted the position, I understood that I would confront some of the same challenges that my predecessors …

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The Truth About Yeshiva Curriculum and Student Outcome

by Yossi Gestetner Published July 25, 2019 on the OJPAC (Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council) website This article addresses the claims that Hassidic yeshivos are generally non-compliant with State education standards, and that many yeshivos are not adequately preparing their male students for the workforce. A factual examination of the yeshiva curriculum and what it …

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Yeshiva “Equivalency” Q&A

You may have heard that the New York State Education Department recently published proposed Regulations about “substantial equivalency of instruction” required for students attending nonpublic schools. This can have severe ramifications for yeshivos and day schools across the board in NYS, so we wanted to provide some answers to common questions we are receiving about …

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Mishpacha Article: Survey? Oy Vey

“The professor opines on a 2017 YAFFED report entitled NON-EQUIVALENT: THE STATE OF EDUCATION IN NEW YORK CITY’S HASIDIC YESHIVAS. … The report, he says, ‘suffers from several fatal methodological infirmities, devotes a majority of its analysis to topics that bear no relation to the issue of whether yeshivos comply with the relevant academic standards, and …

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Binah Magazine: You can Fight State (City) Hall

by Esther Reisman Dr. Adina Schick – The Brains Behind The Battle Week by week, line by line, topic by topic, a young woman is painstakingly constructing a map. The terrain of this map is not geographical. Its mountains and valleys are the practical and conceptual underpinnings of our world… Read More.

Hamodia

ALBANY – The New York State Education Department on Wednesday updated its guidelines on nonpublic schools, which had been widely condemned when released a month ago, halving the mandate for more than seven hours of daily secular studies but not addressing the main point of concern. Read More