The state Education Department proposed revised rules Friday to boost its oversight of private and religious schools.
The regulations would require the nonpublic schools to provide “substantially equivalent instruction” to what’s offered at public schools.
The scrutiny comes amid complaints from education activists that some Jewish schools, or yeshivas, are shirking secular instruction.
A state Supreme Court judge in Albany last month blocked the Education Department’s standards for nonpublic schools because officials failed to properly publish the rule changes and allow for public comment. The new proposal fixes the procedural flaws.
A public comment period will run from July 3 to Sept. 2, after which the final regulations will come before the Board of Regents for approval in the fall of 2019.
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