Issues: Children

CHILDREN’S HEALTH BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

(Albany, NY) Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District - D/WF) announced that the Child Health Plus and School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act (S4057B) has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson. This legislation, introduced by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins will assist the approximately 220,000 children in New York State who are currently uninsured, but are eligible for Medicaid or Child Health Plus. Since the majority of children who are not participating in Child Health Plus are attending school and qualify for the Free and Reduced Price School Meals Program, this law coordinates the sharing of information to better serve our State's children.

October 13, 2010
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Senator Foley, Assemblyman Alessi, Legislator Browning Blast Veto of Sex Offender Legislation

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point), Assemblyman Marc Alessi (D, I – Shoreham) and Legislator Kate Browning (WFP – Shirley) blasted Governor Paterson’s veto of important legislation that would have further protected our communities from sex offenders.

September 24, 2010
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September 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Liz Krueger's Education Forum

In an effort to bring together different stakeholders in our State’s educational system, Senator Liz Krueger hosted an Education Forum to explore how we can improve upon our educational system, with a particular focus on the role of teachers and testing. This was also an opportunity for the State to come to the district and discuss how an economic downturn is an opportunity to plan for the future of education in New York State. Dr. David Steiner, New York State’s Commissioner of Education,  delivered a keynote address entitled “What is an Educated Citizen” and a panel included Clara Hemphill and Dr. Stephan F. Brumberg.

September 22, 2010
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Senator Robach Kicks Off Hilton Rotary Dictionary Project

On Thursday, September 16th, Senator Robach was at Village Elementary School in Hilton to kick off the Hilton Rotary Dictionary Project. Through this project, third graders at elementary schools in Hilton will receive a dictionary to use throughout the new school year. Senator Robach also distributed dictionaries to third grader's at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Hilton on Thursday.

September 16, 2010
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ADDABBO: Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law; prevents discrimination, harassment and bullying against students on school grounds

Queens, NY, September 14, 2010 – At the start of another school year, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), who serves on the Senate’s Education Committee, announced that Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law legislation (S1987B/Duane) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.  Last spring, when the school year was winding down, Senator Addabbo had sponsored some anti-bullying lectures at local middle schools in his district, which immediately followed parent-teacher meetings. The 45-minute talks featured Mark Weiss, Operation Respect’s Education Director, and included lively Q&As with over 100 parents and children.

September 15, 2010
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Senator Robach Kicks Off Greece Rotary Dictionary Project

On Tuesday, September 14th, Senator Robach kicked off the 2010 Greece Rotary Dictionary Project. Throughout the next two week, Senator Robach will visit elementary schools in Greece to distribute dictionaries to third grade students. Tuesday morning, Senator Robach distributed dictionaries to students at West Ridge Elementary School.

September 14, 2010
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Child ID Night

Free identification cards for children will be distributed, along with other events.

September 22, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Child ID Night

Free identification cards for children will be distributed, along with other events.

September 16, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Child ID Night

Free identification cards for children will be distributed, along with other events.

September 15, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Child ID Night

Free identification cards for children will be distributed, along with other events.

September 13, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Dignity For All Students Act

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: September 9, 2010Media Contact: Lisa King │(404)587-4496 │lisaking530@gmail.com

 

Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law Law prevents discrimination and harassment against students on school grounds

(Jamaica, NY) Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced the signing into law of legislation (S. 1987B) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.

The goal of the ‘Dignity for all Students Act’ is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing 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.

September 8, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams and Senate Majority Conference Announce Signing Into Law of the "Dignity for All Students Act" to End Bullying and Harassment on School Grounds

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams and the Senate Majority Conference mark the signing into law of S1987B, Senator Duane’s legislation to prevent discrimination and harassment against students on school grounds.

September 8, 2010
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Tips For Selecting Quality Day Care

Quality child care can assist parents in building their children’s self esteem, teach them how to get along with others and encourage them to explore the world around them.  Quality programs also provide a warm, nurturing environment where children feel secure and comfortable.  Some excellent programs have only a few children and are run from the provider’s home.  Other fine programs have many children and are located in large centers.  Finding the right program for you and your child may be hard work, but it’s worth the effort.

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Printable Davcare Checklist

September 2, 2010
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September 27, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Baisley Park Houses Family Day

Please Join Senator Huntley For A Day Of Food, Family and Fun

August 28, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Encourages Parents to Read Aloud to Their Children to Prepare Them for School

As thoughts turn from summer vacations to back-to-school preparations, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) reminded parents that reading aloud to their young kids is one of the best ways to prepare them for the challenges of a new school year.  Senator Oppenheimer, who chairs the Senate Education Committee, recently participated in an early literacy awareness event at the Open Door Family Medical Center in Ossining.  

Reading the popular children’s book, “Five Little Monkeys” by Eileen Christelow, the Senator captivated her young audience, who joined in with the refrain “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”  The children and their parents were at the Open Door Family Medical Center for pediatric check-ups.  

August 25, 2010
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