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Public Hearing: Mayoral Control – To examine the merits of extension in New York City and possible expansion to other areas of the state

Senate Standing Committee on EducationChair: Senator Simcha FelderPublic Hearing: Mayoral Control – To examine the merits of extension in New York City and possible expansion to other areas of the statePlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.Contact: Jay Bove (518) 455-2754Media Contact: Shlomo Himmel (718) 253-2015ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 6, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Mayor Bill de Blasio thanks Senator Felder during the Joint Budget Local Government Hearing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio thanking Senator Felder for making it easier for parents with special needs children get the help they need.

February 25, 2015
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New York City Rent Freeze Program (“SCRIE”)

Freeze Your Rent!! 

You may qualify for the NYC Rent Freeze Program if you meet both of these requirements:

Rent an apartment that is rent regulated (rent controlled or rent stabilized) hotel stabilized or Mitchell-Lama) and;
You are 62 or older or have a disability.

For more information, and to get help applying, call Senator Simcha Felder’s District Office at 718-253-2015

February 25, 2015
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“Enhanced” STAR

The deadline to submit applications for the “Enhanced” STAR exemptions is fast approaching!! If you own your primary residence, turn 65 years of age at any time during 2015, and meet income requirements, you may qualify for the “Enhanced” STAR school property tax exemption. Regardless of when you turn 65 this year, you must apply before the application deadline to receive the enhanced savings. 

To find out if you qualify, or to request an application, call Senator Felder’s District Office at 718-253-2015 by March 10th.

February 25, 2015
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February 25, 2015
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SENATOR FELDER HOSTS TUITION TAX CREDIT BRIEFING

This past Monday, I was proud to discuss the Education Investment Incentives Act alongside my colleague Senator Marty Golden, at a briefing for Administrators and Principals in Brooklyn.

 

February 24, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families  Senator Simcha Felder, Chair  1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 25, 2015  Room 945 LOB

February 25, 1:00 PM - 1:07 PM
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Felder: HeartShare Grants Still Available to Help Pay for Heating Expenses

New Yorkers are currently experiencing a near-record cold snap. Nightly temperatures have been in the low single-digits, and people are being encouraged to stay indoors to avoid the frigid conditions. In the 17th District, Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) is helping residents stay warm by offering assistance with heating costs, which may be higher this year because of the extreme winter.

“Sadly, so many New Yorkers have trouble paying the high heating costs during the winter months,” said Senator Felder. “Each year, there are tragic stories of home fires and deaths as a result of people using candles or stoves as a substitute for heat. These tragedies can be avoided thanks to programs like HeartShare, and I encourage anyone who needs help to call my office.”

February 18, 2015
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Senator Felder Hosts Pre-K For All

Senator Simcha FelderHosts Pre-K For AllTues. August 12thandWed. August 20th2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.1412 Avenue J on the 2nd floor.

Children who attend free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K learn to problem solve, ask questions, and work together.  Children born in 2010 are still eligible to apply.For more information contact us: 718-253-2015

File: 
Pre-K For All Flyer

August 7, 2014
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Senator Felder's session remarks on S.7691

S.7691: The special education bill.

June 10, 2014
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FELDER SPONSORS LEGISLATION TO HELP PARENTS OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) has taken the lead as the prime Senate sponsor of a bill which streamlines the process of special education placements and requires a more expeditious placement and tuition reimbursement process for private schools. The bill will be introduced this week in the Senate and is being sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-Brooklyn).

May 29, 2014
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Committee Meeting: New York City Education Subcommittee Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on New York City Education Subcommittee  Senator Simcha Felder, Chair  9:30 AM, Thursday, May 29, 2014  Room 945 LOB

May 29, 9:30 AM - 9:41 AM
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families  Senator Simcha Felder, Chair  1:30 PM, Wednesday, May 28, 2014  Room 945 LOB

May 28, 1:30 PM - 1:46 PM
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FELDER’S WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS SUCCESS OF TRANSPORTATION LAW

As his after 4 P.M. school bus program enters its second year, Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) took time last week at a workshop for non-public schools to reflect on the continued success of the transportation law he sponsored, and to discuss how the State’s education budget impacts the non-public school community.

Some 70 schools from across the five boroughs attended the meeting, which was held at Ateres Chaya Hall in Borough Park on Thursday, May 15. The group also heard remarks from Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-Brooklyn), who co-sponsored the legislation in the Assembly, and from Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn).

May 20, 2014
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Anna Cali

Anna Cali was born to Italian Catholic immigrants, and grew up in Brooklyn with her family. She received a B.B.A. Degree in Finance from Pace University and went on to work for First Boston Corporation in the World Trade Center. After four years, Ms. Cali decided that she wanted a more rewarding profession and became a teacher. It has been her passion for the past 23 years. Currently, Ms. Cali is an educational director for a preschool, also teaching in an afterschool program. 

May 13, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Simcha Felder, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Room 945 LOB

May 13, 11:30 AM - 11:34 AM
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Committee Meeting: New York City Education Subcommittee Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on New York City Education Subcommittee Senator Simcha Felder, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Room 945 LOB

May 13, 1:30 PM - 1:43 PM
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR FELDER REGARDING PROPOSED FUNDING FOR AFTER-SCHOOL VOUCHERS

"During our many years in the City Council, Mayor Bill de Blasio and I worked together tirelessly to restore voucher funding every year. I am pleased that today's executive budget reflects a partial restoration and a commitment by the Mayor to this important program.  I am confident that Council members David Greenfield and Stephen Levin under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will work together with the Mayor to ensure that families continue to receive uninterrupted child care vouchers."

May 7, 2014
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FELDER-SILVER BILL EXTENDS PETITION SEASON TO ACCOMMODATE ORTHODOX JEWISH VOTERS

Legislation introduced by Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) which amends the election law to accommodate Orthodox Jewish voters has passed the State Legislature. With the unanimous passage of this bill, the first day to sign a designating petition for state and local primary elections in 2014 is now Thursday, May 29. Bill number S7097/A9407 has been sent to Governor Cuomo for his signature.

May 6, 2014
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