Category Archive for: Education

Equal Education Opportunity

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  • Posted on February 28, 2012

  In many parts of the country—especially in urban centers and rural areas—too many of the nation’s youth, particularly minority and low-income youth and students with disabilities are not receiving the education they deserve.  There are long-term and persistent racial and ethnic disparities in the rates of dropout, discipline, funding, college application and admittance, and…

Youth Bullying

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  • Posted on February 28, 2011

The many forms of bullying affect one-third of our youth today.  Bullying and harassment is a continuing problem for school districts, parents, students and communities across the nation.  The impact of bullying has been well documented – studies have shown that difficulty making friends, loneliness, low self-esteem, depression, poor academic achievement, truancy and even suicide…

Supporting Comprehensive Early Childhood Care and Education Programs for All

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  • Posted on February 28, 2009

  Our Jewish tradition teaches that raising and educating children are among our highest concerns.  Recent neuroscience research tells us that prenatal nutrition and healthcare and the care and education of children from birth to age three are the most important determinants of a child’s future productiveness and success in school and later life. Development…


by Administrator

  • Posted on February 25, 2008

In order to make responsible, healthy decisions, young people need sexuality education that is proven to be effective and will provide the public health information that will keep them safe. Comprehensive sexuality education programs have been found to be effective in delaying the onset of sexual intercourse, reducing the number of sexual partners, and increasing…


by Administrator

  • Posted on February 25, 2007

Without taking a position on the value of charter schools, we acknowledge an increasing trend in public education is the creation of schools designed to draw together students of similar interest or background.  There is an understandable allure to such schools, as they promise to help students gain better skills in second languages, understand diverse…

Public Education and the Charter School Movement

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  • Posted on February 28, 2000

The American Jewish community has historically placed a high value on public education, recognizing public schools as the primary route for most children to full participation in the life of our nation. Public schools play a central role as well in teaching democracy and common civic values and in fostering tolerance, respect, and appreciation for…

Applauding UJC/JESNA Report On Jewish Day Schools

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  • Posted on October 18, 1999

October 18, 1999 The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds the Report of the UJC/JESNA Task Force on Jewish Day Schools, issued in June of this year, which called on federations to “unequivocally express their support for Jewish education in general, and day school education in particular, by providing increased financial resources and other…

Prayer in the Public Schools

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  • Posted on February 6, 1995

   The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) has long held the view that it is entirely appropriate — indeed desirable — for religion to inform the world of public affairs even as it informs and shapes the life of the individual. At the same time, the firmly-held view of the Jewish community is…