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Keeping kids in school


The studies have been done, the data is in hand and now is the time to take action to adjust school disciplinary policies that keep kids out of school, sending many to the court system and jail. Former New York ...

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Reducing risks for children of imprisoned parents

Nazareth College students Alyson Durant, left, ‘15, and Danielle Ashton, ‘15, along with 9 other students (11 in total) will take part in Clinton Global Initiative University meeting where they will advocate for their Commitments to Action. Vasiliy Baziuk

Danielle Ashton’s first memories of her father are behind bars. Her father was incarcerated from the time she was an infant until she was about 10 years old. Ashton said as a child she would make up stories, creating events ...

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Legitimacy of married couple’s children questioned

Racial factors were heavily considered in a recent paternity matter in which a local Family Court judge agreed to allow a dark-skinned man’s petition for paternity to proceed against a married Caucasian couple, despite the marital presumption of legitimacy. Monroe ...

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New state regs to protect children

The New York Department of State on Wednesday announced adoption of new consumer protections to shield children under 12 from dangerous and hazardous durable juvenile products and children’s products manufactured, distributed or sold in New York state. The new consumer ...

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Court: Illegal children can’t rely on parents’ status to avoid removal

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that illegal immigrant children convicted of a crime can’t utilize the lawful permanent resident status of their parents to obtain cancellation of removal. The ruling in the consolidated cases of Holder v. ...

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Police: 2 NY children call 911, ask for Santa

KINGSTON — No, Virginia, you can’t call 911 and ask for Santa Claus. That’s what two young children in New York’s Hudson Valley have learned. The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports that around 11 a.m. Sunday, police in the city ...

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First lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ reaches Rochester

The David F. Gantt Community Center, 700 North St., will host the final Step Jam Warm-Up event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Step Jam Warm-Up events consist of one-hour of guided exercise, including dance, aerobics and more for children ...

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Citizens Bank collects school supplies

Starting Monday, Citizens Bank will collect new school supplies for its Gear for Grades initiative, an effort to help local children go back to school with the gear they need to learn. New pencils, folders, glue, notebooks and other supplies can be donated ...

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Judge Ruhlmann recognized

Monroe County Family Court Judge Dandrea L. Ruhlmann has been recognized as making a difference in the lives of children with emotional and behavior challenges by Monroe County System of Care on Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

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Court: California can’t ban violent video games from sale, rental

WASHINGTON , D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to let California regulate the sale or rental of violent video games to children, saying governments do not have the power to “restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed” despite complaints about graphic violence.

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Bill would ban smoking in cars with children

NEW YORK CITY — A New York lawmaker has proposed legislation that would ban adults from smoking in cars when children under the age of 14 are present. Assemblyman David Weprin says he wants to reduce children's exposure to secondhand smoke.

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