Velmanette Montgomery's posts related to Education

Senator Montgomery calls for Reform of Mayoral Control of NYC Schools

Has Mayoral Control of New York City schools been a good thing?Should it be ended? Can it be fixed?

 

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Schools Invited to Apply for Funding for Mental Health Programs

The Children's Insititute announced the Application for Funds for School Year 2014-2015 to fund new Primary Mental Health Project programs in schools.

The Primary Mental Health Project is a nationally recognized, evidenced-based program that helps children in kindergarten through third grade focus on learning, adjust to school, and gain self-confidence.

Letters of Intent are due February 7, 2014.

Please review to the attached document for applciation details and other information. 

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Kindergarten Admissions Start January 13, 2014

If you live in New York City and your child is turning five years old in 2014, your child is eligible to begin kindergarten in September. Starting Monday, January 13, 2014, the application will be available online at http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Elementary/Kindergarten. You can also apply over the phone by calling 718-935-2400, or in person at the District 2 Enrollment Office, located at 333 Seventh Avenue (12th Floor), between 28th and 29th Street.

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Senator Montgomery Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of Public School 172

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Public School No. 172 in Brooklyn, New York

WHEREAS, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and commend those institutions of true purpose and high achievement whose exemplary programs and accomplishment clearly demonstrate an enduring pursuit of excellence in the education of the youth of the Empire State; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Public School No. 172 in Brooklyn, New York; and

Senator Montgomery Salutes Adelaide L. Sanford for Her Committment to Excellence in Education and Her Invaluable Contributions to New York Children

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Adelaide L. Sanford upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to those women of achievement within the Empire State who have made strong contributions to their communities and who inspire others through their model citizenship; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its longstanding traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Adelaide L. Sanford upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York; and

Senator Montgomery Recognizes Beverly Johnson for her Leadership in Science, Technology & Engineering Education

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Beverly Johnson upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York 

Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

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