Families First


The strength of our community, the well-being of our families and the future of our state depend on the education we provide for our children. No investment is more important than the one we make in our kids.

The NYS Assembly would strengthen our children’s education by:
  • Significantly increasing funding for schools
  • Ensuring educators have the resources and support they need
  • Expanding access to Universal Pre-K

The New York State Assembly Majority today announced the passage of legislation that would extend the deadline for the implementation of the statewide teacher and principal evaluation system so that the Board of Regents has sufficient time to carefully consider input from educators, administrators, and other stakeholders in order to properly implement a new evaluation system and to comply with the timelines established in the State...
May 20, 2015
As we continue to discuss ways to improve New York’s educational system, everyone agrees that our children must come first in any decisions that are made. It is critically important that the children of New York are not deprived of necessary educational resources because a deadline turns out to be not feasible – in this case a deadline for some districts to fully implement new teacher evaluation plans. Chancellor Tisch’s decision to extend ...
April 22, 2015
Continuing the Assembly Majority's support of providing higher education aid opportunities to immigrant youth, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the Assembly's Families First budget proposal includes $27 million to fund the New York State DREAM Act. "Hundreds of thousands of immigrant students have received an education through New York State's public education system, yet for many of those students, higher education is out...
March 12, 2015