Education

Rockland

Congressman Mike Lawler to deliver Touro commencement address, get honorary doctorate

Touro praised the congressman's stances on education and Israel.

Williamsburg

New Williamsburg public school program seeks to combat antisemitism, other prejudice

Students will learn “the histories of Puerto Rican and Dominican and African American and Satmar migration” to the area.

Yeshivas

Efforts to delay Yeshiva oversight failed to make NY budget, despite push from Haredi political operatives

Per regulations passed in 2022, private schools have to demonstrate during the 2024-2025 school year that they offer adequate secular education

Borough Park

Second teen suicide in under three weeks rocks Brooklyn Hasidic community

In a tearful eulogy, Satmar rebbe of Williamsburg, Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, called on the community to reflect on these tragedies, and for each community member to also “make an individual accounting” on what must be done to prevent such incidents

Yeshivas

Judges hear oral arguments in state’s appeal against yeshiva advocates

At issue is whether the state can institute enforcement mechanisms for the regulations it sets for nonpublic schools, including yeshivas

Yeshivas

Haredi leaders call for ‘major day of prayer’ against state intervention in Haredi schools

Oral arguments are set to take place today between the state government and Haredi advocates

Courts

Chabad special ed teacher sued for child sexual abuse, banned from school premises

The teacher, who worked at Crown Heights yeshiva Darchai Menachem, has been accused of repeatedly abusing an 11-year-old boy in 2001

Legislation

New Jersey bill to help with private school tuition via tax credits and a scholarship fund

Under the proposed legislation, donations to a state-chosen scholarship fund for private school students would get a dollar-for-dollar tax credit

Health

Kiryas Joel school to pay $300,000 fine for admitting unvaccinated students

After facing possible fines in tens of millions of dollars, school officials reached an agreement with the DOH by promising increased cooperation

Elections

Rockland Hasidic legislator Aron Wieder, a Democrat, to run for state Assembly

A Wieder win would flip the district from Republican to Democratic, and place a second Hasidic lawmaker in the Assembly

Health

Kiryas Joel school could be fined up to $61 million due to unvaccinated students

The school allowed 121 students to attend school unvaccinated for nearly a year, carrying a maximum penalty of $2,000 per student per day