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NYSED Receives Over 135,000 Comments Opposing Education Guidelines

Published in Hamodia on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Reprinted with Permission BROOKLYN (PEARLS NY) – Over summer break, more than 135,000 parents, alumni, educators and supporters of private education in New York submitted comments to the State Education Department expressing opposition to the proposed “substantial equivalency” regulations and urging that they be withdrawn. Since 1894, parents …

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Eichenstein Leads Growing Opposition To Proposed State Education Rules

by Martin Samoylov Published on KingsCountyPolitics.com on August 30, 2019 “Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein (D-Borough Park) is leading a growing chorus of opposition to a proposed New York State Education Department (NYSED) rule change allowing local school boards to investigate non-public schools and determine whether substantial equivalency is provided.” Read more at KingsCountyPolitics.com.

A Last Call From the Trenches

by Hamodia Staff. Published in the HamodiaPrime Magazine on August 28, 2019. It was based on an exclusive Hamodia roundtable and took place in Torah Umesorah. Reprinted with Permission. The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) attempt to impose detailed regulations on private schools has been an ongoing struggle of particular concern for the Orthodox …

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Commentary: State rules ignore special mission of Jewish schools

A touch of hypocrisy reflected in the guidelines Rabbi Yaakov Bender, published at www.timesunion.com Forty years ago, I was invited to join a small elementary school as principal. Today, we have more than 2,000 students enrolled in programs that stretch from pre-school to post-graduate. What I learned along the way tells me that the new …

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YAFFED Lawsuit Dismissed; Concerns Over State Ed Guidance Remain

In what some are celebrating as a victory for yeshivos, a federal judge dismissed on Wednesday a lawsuit filed by YAFFED, which attempted to overturn the Felder Amendment to Education Law Section 3204. The court threw out the case because YAFFED had no standing, meaning YAFFED could not challenge the Felder Amendment because it was …

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