The Orthodox Union’s Department of Day School and Educational Services will present a comprehensive national conference entitled “Online Education and Online Charter Schools Within Your Day School: Approaches Toward Excellence in Education and Reduced Costs.” The event will take place on Sunday, April 25, and Monday, April 26, at the Embassy Suites Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, Virginia and at the nearby K12 corporate headquarters.
Principals, curriculum specialists, presidents and board members of yeshivas and day schools from across North America are invited to attend the conference, where a bold new initiative – K12 online charter schools – will be fully explained to educators looking for cost-cutting techniques and ways to reduce the often astronomical sums of yeshiva and day school tuition. The conference will include seminars and discussions led by experts in their fields, site visits to K12 facilities, and a tour of Washington, DC.
Stephen J. Savitsky, OU President, declared, “No one program can solve the tuition crisis. But at the Orthodox Union, we believe we have a responsibility to seek out and bring alternatives to the leadership of yeshivot and day schools that might possibly make Jewish education more affordable. By attending this seminar, educators can see for themselves what the program is and they can decide if they want to pursue it. We will continue to explore additional alternatives that will allow yeshiva education to be more affordable.
Rabbi Saul Zucker, OU’s Director of the Department of Day School and Educational Services, has 22 years of educational administrative experience, and will be on hand as the conference coordinator.