Issues: Education

Providing All Students With A Safe Learning Environment

Senate Passes Landmark ‘Dignity For All Students Act’ 

(Albany, NY) Committed to ensuring that all students have a safe environment in which to learn, free from harassment and discrimination, the Senate Democratic Majority passed the ‘Dignity for All Students Act’ (S1987B/ Duane). This legislation aims to provide all students with a safe school environment conducive to learning by putting an end to harassment and discrimination based on but not limited to race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

June 24, 2010
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Senator Bill Perkins Advocates for the Dignity for All Students Act

On June 22, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins participated in a press conference which advocated for the passage of S. 1987-B, the dignity for all students act.  On the same day the bill passed the Senate with a vote of 58 to 3.

June 24, 2010
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Providing All Students With A Safe Learning Environment

Senate Passes Landmark ‘Dignity For All Students Act’

June 23, 2010
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Senator Duane Announces the Passage of the Dignity for All Students Act

Providing All Students With A Safe Learning Environment

Senate Passes Landmark ‘Dignity For All Students Act’

 

June 23, 2010
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SENATOR ALESI: PROVIDING ALL STUDENTS WITH A SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

(Albany, N.Y.) Senator James Alesi (R-Perinton) said, “We have to address bullying at every level we can. No student should ever be bullied because of any reason. Bullies don’t pick on the toughest people, they look for the weaknesses in others, and it’s our job to protect our children. The scars of bullying can last a lifetime, and the dignity for all students act takes the first step to protect our children from being persecuted, physically and emotionally, in our schools.

June 23, 2010
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Senator Savino Announces Passage of ‘Dignity For All Students Act’

Landmark bill will provide all students with a safe learning environment

June 23, 2010
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Senator Savino Announces Passage of ‘Dignity For All Students Act’

Landmark bill will provide all students with a safe learning environment

June 23, 2010
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Providing All Students With A Safe Learning Environment

Senate Passes Landmark ‘Dignity For All Students Act’

June 23, 2010
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Putting New York Back to Work: Senate Majority Passes Job Creation Package

10-point plan Creates Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The Senate Democratic Majority passed a comprehensive jobs package of 10 bills that will put New Yorkers back to work, create new jobs and spur economic growth for businesses across the state. The Majority’s jobs plan, which comes immediately after the Senate Majority passed Energizing New York, a permanent program to replace Power for Jobs, will:

June 23, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill to Ease Transition for Military Students

Interstate Compact would remove barriers, standardize transfer for children of military families

June 22, 2010
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Senator Parker talks to Geri Palast, Executive Director of Campaign for Fiscal Equality

The Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. (CFE), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1993 by a coalition of concerned parents and education advocates seeking to reform New York State's school finance system to ensure adequate resources and the opportunity for a sound basic education for all students in New York City

June 22, 2010
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June 22, 2010
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Senate Moves to Protect Schools From Cyber-thieves

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation (S7323/Foley) establishing the “School District Financial Security Task Force” charged with helping school districts fortify protections for funds in bank and other financial accounts.

June 21, 2010
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Protecting Our Children’s Health & Nutrition

Majority Passes Child Health Plus And School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011

June 21, 2010
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Senator Parker Protects Student Metro Cards

(Albany, NY) Friday June 18th- Senator Kevin Parker (D-21), in partnership with The Senate Democratic Majority has achieved a major victory for New York children and families by securing $25 million in state funding for a reduced fare student Metro

June 21, 2010
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Senate Moves to Protect Schools From Cyber-thieves

Foley bill establishes task force to empower school districts onfinancial security, money management

June 21, 2010
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Senate Secures Funding For Student MetroCards

The Senate Democratic Majority has achieved a major victory for New York children and families today by securing $25 million in state funding for a reduced fare student MetroCard program.

June 21, 2010
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