Issues: Children

Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting: THIS MEETING WAS CANCELLED

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Room 710 LOB

"THIS MEETING WAS CANCELLED"

June 2, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Construction Begins on Midtown East's New Home to PS 59 and Whole Foods

By Gabriela Resto-Montero

MIDTOWN EAST — Officials broke ground Friday at the new, $500 million home to P.S. 59 and Whole Foods at 250 East 57th Street.

The 1.5 acre campus will house P.S. 59 and the High School of Art and Design when it opens in September 2012. A Whole Foods Market will take up 38,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

"In these tough financial times, it is absolutely critical that we look to the private sector to support our efforts at building new schools," Joel Klein, the schools chancellor, said in a statement.

May 25, 2010
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SENATOR KRUEGER BREAKS GROUND AT TWO NEW MIDTOWN SCHOOLS

For Immediate Release | May 21, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

May 25, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO APPLAUDS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S PLANS TO BAN DROP-SIDE CRIBS

Federal Guidelines Would Mirror Proposed New York State Law Sponsored by Senator Fuschillo 

May 25, 2010
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Additional Education Aid for Pre-kindergarten Advances in Senate

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced that legislation she introduced in the Senate, S7190, to provide additional aid to the Yonkers City School District, passed this week out of the Local Government Committee. The Yonkers City School District has a fully implemented Universal Pre-kindergarten Program in its schools that has served as a model for other districts and has had a significant positive impact on improving student performance in the region.

May 23, 2010
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Families First: Senate Bill Empowers Parents To Retain Custodial Rights

(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation (S2233-A/Montgomery) which will reform foster care agencies’ current policy of instantly terminating parental rights – of specifically mothers – who are incarcerated, allowing them to clean up their act and retain rightful custody of their children.

May 19, 2010
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Families First: Senate Bill Empowers Parents To Retain Custodial Rights

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation (S2233-A/Montgomery) which will reform foster care agencies’ current policy of instantly terminating parental rights – of specifically mothers – who are incarcerated, allowing them to clean up their act and retain rightful custody of their children.

May 19, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Congratulates Local Girl Scouts for Winning Bronze Award

 

 

On May 11, 2010, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) awarded Certificates of Merit to members of the Junior Girl Scout Troop 2694 and congratulated them on receiving the Bronze Award, the highest honor given to junior girl scouts.  The girls traveled to Albany as part of the New York State Girl Scout Legislative Network.

May 17, 2010
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Parent's for Megan's Law lecture at PS 58 in Maspeth

Senator Addabbo is sponsoring a lecture by "Parents for Megan's Law' at PS 58 in Maspeth. The lecture is about 30 minutes and will cover the services their organization offers. This is a FREE event.

 

http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/

June 16, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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SENATOR LAVALLE ANNOUNCES SUMMER READING PROGRAM

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, Senator LaValle is inviting all students in the First Senate District to participate in his Summer Reading Program.  Senator LaValle is sponsoring this free program to encourage students throughout our community to continue reading over the next summer vacation.

May 11, 2010
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Senate Bill Bars Sex Offenders From Public Housing

Streamlines Communication & Coordination BetweenLaw Enforcement, Public Housing Administrators

May 10, 2010
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New York Summer Reading Program

As the school year draws to a close, students naturally turn their thoughts to summer vacation and time away from books! It is important, though, to keep school age children in the mindset of learning. For this reason, New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins encourages all parents to bring their children to the local public library this summer.

For more information on hours and locations: Click Here!

May 10, 2010
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2010 Summer Reading Program

As the school year draws to a close, students naturally turn their thoughts to summer vacation and time away from books! It is important, though, to keep school age children in the mindset of learning. For this reason, the New York State Senate has partnered with the New York State Library to offer you the 2010 Summer Reading Program, a fun and exciting way to keep students in the fourth through sixth grades reading while on break through the summer months. This year's theme is "Make a Splash...Read!"

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May 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 710 LOB

May 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Ranzenhofer Supports Anti-Bullying Legislation; New York among only seven States with no anti-bullying law

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced his support for anti-bullying legislation.   New York is only one of seven states that do not have a law to target school bullying.  Bully Police, a national watchdog group, has given New York State its lowest grade for not passing a law to protect school children from bullies.

May 6, 2010
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Senate Majority Works to Reform Antiquated Matrimonial Laws

Today, the Senate Democratic Majority held a hearing on matrimonial law reform, hosted by Senate Majority Conference Leader, John L. Sampson and Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chairwoman, Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee and Chairwoman, Majority Task Force on Domestic Violence.  The hearing focused on :

May 6, 2010
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Griffo Unveils Anti-Bullying Bills For Child Safety

(Albany) – Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C)  today joined members of the Senate Republican Conference in announcing the introduction of a legislative slate of bills targeted to prevent bullying, cyber-bullying and hazing among New York schoolchildren. 

Senator Griffo is co-sponsoring a legislative package which would also prohibit any type of bullying on school property or school functions, increase the penalties for hazing, and establish a statewide central registry for reporting bullying, cyber-bullying and hazing complaints. 

May 4, 2010
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