Andrea Stewart-Cousins's posts related to Education

SENATE HONORS ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D – 35th District) welcomed three Roosevelt High School students, their teachers, advisors and fellow students to the State Capitol in Albany to honor their selfless contributions to their peers and communities.

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Mandate Relief Package Passes Senate

The New York State Senate passed four measures today which will finally provide mandate relief across the state, and reverse New York’s long-standing practice of passing financial burdens onto local school districts.

Identified by school districts as vital to their operations and ability to budget in a prudent manner, the Democratic package will allow them to more effectively manage the resources they have, and make the best possible decisions for their communities in this time of fiscal crisis.

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Congratulations To The Students of YMCA Youth & Government Group

On Saturday, March 27th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins presented certificates of achievement to participants of the YMCA Youth and Government Group, at a reception held at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Last year, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins secured funding through a legislative grant to create the Youth and Government Group, comprised of students from Pleasantville High School and the Yonkers YMCA.

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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Marks Women’s History Month

(35th District, NY) —Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins inspired women throughout the tri-state area in person and over the airwaves in recognition of International Women’s Day. On Thursday, March 8th, Senator Stewart-Cousins served as a panelist at the Annual International Women’s Day Luncheon at the YWCA in White Plains.

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Yonkers Delegation: Final Budget Increases Aid to Education for Yonkers Schools

Budget avoids funding cuts to Yonkers

The Yonkers State Legislative delegation announced that the final state budget agreement avoids drastic cuts to the Yonkers Public Schools and the City of Yonkers which were originally proposed in the Executive budget.

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As Summer Draws To A Close, Remember Back-to-School Immunizations

  August is Recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month

Calling it "one of the most important things you can do to prepare your child for school," State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Westchester County) today reminded New Yorkers that as summer draws to a close, it’s time to make sure their child’s back-to-school immunizations are up to date. Immunizations protect children against serious, vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Legislation to Establish Maximum Temperatures in School Buildings and Indoor Facilities

--Recent heat wave resulted in intolerable and unhealthy classroom conditions— 

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Task Force On Alternative Funding And Fiscal Reform For Public Education

The task force on alternative funding and fiscal reform for public education (“AFFIRM Ed”) was established by Senator Stewart-Cousins to address concerns of school superintendents, boards of education, teachers, parents, and residents of the 35th District regarding public education funding. 

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