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New York State COVID-19 Updates

May 25 Update

Special update regarding primary elections and absentee ballots:

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Together with its coalition partners

Agudath Israel

  •  Led the fight to prevent government overreach and control of our yeshivos. After a court victory, a public awareness campaign spurred our community to generate an unprecedented 143,000 comments opposing rigid “substantial equivalency” regulations.

  • Spearheaded a state ESSA Complaint, later elevated to the federal level, to enhance Title I services to NYC yeshivos and nonpublic schools. 2 years of advocacy, and nearly 1,000 pages of documentation penned by Agudath Israel attorneys later, $37.7 million in Title I services was added to a $78 million budget for academically challenged children.

  • Drove advocacy that significantly enhanced the nonpublic school share of classroom technology from the Smart School Bond Act.

  • Together with our coalition partners, obtained $60 million in security funding for nonpublic schools, and including for the first time, summer camps.

  • Worked with our coalition partners to secure:
             ·$115 million in Mandated Services Aid, a 3.6% increase, and;
             ·$77 million in CAP funding, a 3.6% increase.

New York State
Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul
at the 2018 Yeshiva Summit

Mission to Albany

At Governor Cuomo’s announcement
of additional security funding

Advocating for kosher food
in NYC public schools.

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Federal Judge Declines to Issue Restraining Order to Allow Overnight Summer Camps to Open

July 6th, 2020|

Agudath Israel of America expresses its deep disappointment with Chief U.S. District Judge, Glenn Suddaby’s ruling to keep New York State overnight camps closed this summer.

The impact on children is devastating. Instead of looking forward to a summer of […]

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