In synagogues across the country tomorrow, congregations will say a prayer for President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and their many advisors. It is the same prayer those congregations off

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Agudath Israel of America, a longtime supporter of Florida's scholarship tax credit program, welcomed the Florida Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday which upheld the dismissal of a teachers' union lawsuit and refused to hear the appeal. "Exactly one year since the historic 11,000 person rally in Tallahassee with Martin Luther King III, Florida's students were once again vindicated by the courts," said Agudath Israel's Florida director, Rabbi Mosh

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Dear Friends, One of the highest priorities of the Torah community is the education of our children, and we firmly believe that one of the keys to educational excellence is parental involvement. We are also of the view that there is no better way to encourage such involvement, and to ensure educational accountability, than to allow parents to choose the school that is best suited for their child -- whether public, private or religious. Therefore

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Last night I attended a Chanukah party. Not at a governor's mansion like my colleagues in NJ and MD, but a small community affair. Noticing Joshua, a high school freshman, in the corner of the room, it reminded m

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On Tuesday, December 13, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan came to Baltimore to join the Jewish day school community in celebrating the success of the new BOOST scholarship program. The event, held at Bais Yaakov High School, drew a crowd of close to 700 people, comprised of students from several schools, and administrators and lay leaders from all nine of the Jewish schools that participated in the BOOST program. The BOOST (Broadening Options and O

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National School Choice Week (January 22-28, 2017) is a positive and enthusiastic celebration of all educational options, including private, religious education. As a longtime supporter of school choice, Agudath Israel of America has been an active participant since the first NSCW and welcomes your participation. Already, more than 18,000 events are being planned for NSCW 2017, many of them featuring the ubiquitous yellow scarves. NCSW is nonpolit

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When implementing vouchers, scholarship tax credits, and education savings accounts, how much regulation is too much? How can states ensure that high quality private schools will be interested in participating in a voucher or similar program? Do private schools cherry pick? These were just some of the many issues discussed by Agudath Israel of America's national director of state relations Rabbi A. D. Motzen at EdChoice's recent School Choice in

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