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Education & the Law

Establishment Clause, The

A.8800-A (AM Castro) / S.6087-A (Sen. Golden) - authorizes the use of school buildings and school sites for religious meetings and worship when not in use for school purposes.

  • Report opposing legislation by the Civil Rights Committee and Education and the Law Committee, February 2012.
  • Press Release: "New York City Bar Association Opposes Legislation on Worship in Schools" - February 13, 2012

Humane Education

A.2484 (AM Kavanagh) - relates to instruction in the humane treatment of animals and the requirement of training in the humane treatment of animals for the certification of teachers.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Animal Law, Children & the Law, and Education & the Law Committees, March 2013.

Mayoral Control

A.8903 (AM Silver) / S.5887 (Sen. Padavan) – would provide for Mayoral control of the New York City school district. (2009/2010 Legislative Sessions)

  • Report by the Education and the Law Committee supporting Mayoral control of the NYC school system, June 2009.
  • Signed by Governor, Chp. 345 – August 11, 2009

NYC Policy Recommendations

Letter from the Education and the Law Committee to the Mayor, Corporation Counsel and Schools Chancellor regarding their education policy recommendations, March 2014.


 

New York City Schools

Letter to Governor Cuomo from the Education and the Law Committee on restoring state aid to New York City schools, March 2013.


Special Education

A.8398 (AM Nolan) / S.5636 (Sen. Oppenheimer) - relates to special education programs and services and implementation of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. (2009/2010 Legislative Sessions)

  • Report opposing legislation by the Education and the Law Committee, June 2009.
 

For a full list of committee reports, click here.