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Creative Power of Women

On Friday, March 26, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins hosted the Creative Power of Women event at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

(appearing from top left to top right) Senator Perkins, Wilhelmina Grant, Nellie Tanco, Anntoinette S. Njoya Angrum, Dindga McCannon, Isseu Diouf,

(appearing from bottom left to bottom right) Jacqueline Jeffries, Mino Lora, Grace Jones, Judith Escalona,

March 30, 2010
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Public Hearing: Is our Democratic vision of public education being fulfilled? A decade later: A look at the growing charter school industry

IS OUR DEMOCRATIC VISION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION BEING FULFILLED?     A DECADE LATER: A LOOK AT THE GROWING CHARTER SCHOOL INDUSTRY

April 22, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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IS OUR DEMOCRATIC VISION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION BEING FULFILLED? A DECADE LATER: A LOOK AT THE GROWING CHARTER SCHOOL INDUSTRY

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICENEW YORK STATE SENATESenate Standing CommitteeCorporations, Authorities and CommissionsSenator Bill Perkins, Chair    IS OUR DEMOCRATIC VISION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION BEING FULFILLED?     A DECADE LATER: A LOOK AT THE GROWING CHARTER SCHOOL INDUSTRY

March 23, 2010
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Senator Perkins News Conference - 03/18/10 - Public Hearing On Charter Schools

Senator Bill Perkins, joined by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Senator Shirley Huntley, and Alliance for Quaility Education hold a press conference to announce an April 22, 2010 public hearing on charter schools.

March 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Bill Perkins, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Room 816 LOB

March 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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March 18, 2010
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Chairman Bill Perkins Announces April 22nd Public Hearing on Charter Schools

 For Immediate Release March 17, 2010Contact: Cordell Cleare | ccleare@senate.state.ny.us| 212-222-7315   Chairman Bill Perkins Announces April 22nd Public Hearing on Charter Schools  Funding & relationships with affiliated companies to be examined; Diane Ravitch to testify                       

March 18, 2010
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Sen. Perkins’ charter school hearings will focus on finance

by Anna PhillipsNew York’s state senator most opposed to the growth of charter schools has his sites set on the schools’ books.State Senator Bill Perkins, whose Harlem district includes about one in five of the city’s charter schools, threatened to hold charter school hearings a month ago after a group of charter school parents came to him with concerns about too little regulation and parental involvement. Now Perkins is planning a hearing for April 22 that will focus on the schools’ finances and whether the people running them are corrupt....

March 18, 2010
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March 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Bill Perkins, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Room 816 LOB

March 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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In Harlem, Epicenter for Charter Schools, a Senator Wars Against Them

By JENNIFER MEDINAPublished: March 6, 2010

When hundreds of parents went to Albany last month to rally for charter schools, they were greeted by a parade of politicians offering encouragement and promises...

...Mr. Perkins recently announced plans to hold public hearings on charter schools, to examine, among other things, the sources of their financing and “how much profit there is in not-for-profit” schools....

March 9, 2010
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Public Authorities Reform Act of 2009 Takes Effect.

For Immediate Release March 1, 2010Contact: Cordell Cleare | ccleare@senate.state.ny.us| 212-222-7315Today, March 1, 2010, the state of New York embarks on a new era of open government.  Public authorities, which have long operated in the shadows with limited oversight and public scrutiny, will be more transparent and accountable to the taxpayers due to the implementation of the Public Authorities and Reform Act of 2009.

March 5, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Bill Perkins, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Room 816 LOB

March 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Dominican Heritage Day Reception

Ballet Folklocrico de la Parada Dominicana del Bronx: Elizabeth Studio Talent Team

February 26, 2010
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Fix Our Schools, Don't Close Them!

Parent of a charter school child emotionally displays the message of the charter school reform campaign.

February 26, 2010
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Charter School Press Conference

Senator Bill Perkins holds press conference with NYC Councilmember Robert Jackson, and parents of charter school children.  The press conference discussed the issue of charter schools in New York State and the need for reform to bring about greater transparency and accountability of the managment of charter schools.

February 26, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Bill Perkins, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Room 816 LOB

February 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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