Thursday, October 01, 2009

NY Jewish Schools Get No Child Left Behind Tutors For First Time

The Jewish Press reported yesterday that for the first time, some 14,000 young students from 50 yeshivas in New York City will be able to access tutoring services paid for by the No Child Left Behind Act's Title I program. The tutors offer students help with reading, writing and arithmetic. Eventually up to 50,000 yeshiva students could participate. Until two weeks ago, union contracts kept New York City teachers from accommodating the yeshivas' longer school day. However new arrangements will now permit yeshivas to use third party vendors for tutoring under the program. [Thanks to Vos Iz Neis for the lead.]