The goal of JCRC’s education initiative is to ensure fair and equitable treatment for Jewish—and all students—in our K-12 public schools. JCRC does this by investing in building relationships with district leadership that will lead to positive long-term outcomes for Jewish families. When antisemitism encroaches into educational spaces, JCRC acts, helping to create inclusive classrooms where Jewish students feel safe and accepted. In JCRC’s parent initiative, we train, mobilize, and support parents to act as their child’s best advocate in the over 100 local school districts that we cover. JCRC also works individually with families and school districts to address challenging issues in the classroom, from biased or exclusionary curriculum about Jewish identity and Israel, to important school events being scheduled on major Jewish holidays.
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