Children & Youth

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Connecticut teachers, superintendents and state education officials are debating next steps for student discipline following Governor Dannel Malloy’s veto of a bill that sought to set new standards for suspensions.

Nick Ut / AP

A billionaire philanthropist has donated $100 million to expand an anti-bullying program for grade school students. It is already being taught in 22 of Long Island’s 127 school districts.

Courtesy of Save the Children

On Wednesday, Connecticut-based Save the Children released its second annual End of Childhood Index. It’s part of an international report that compares countries by a number of life changing events that could rob children of their childhood.  

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Connecticut closed its only juvenile prison in April after 39 kids finished their time there. Now, officials from the Department of Children and Families who ran the facility say 11 of those children are in detention centers because they’ve been arrested again.  

Long Island JCC To Offer LGBTQ Summer Camp

May 9, 2018
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A week-long LGBTQ summer day camp will launch in August on Long Island. The pilot program is for kids ages 12 – 18 and will run for a week.