This is tremendous news for schools throughout New York and the teaching of Holocaust Education across the state.
On Wednesday, New York Governor, Kathy Hochul, signed a legislative package to honor and support Holocaust survivors in educational, cultural and financial institutions.
The legislative package will help ensure schools are providing high-quality Holocaust education and directs the New York State Education Department to determine whether school districts across the state have met education requirements on instruction of the Holocaust, which have been required by law since 1994.
“As New Yorkers, we are united in our solemn commitment to Holocaust survivors: We will never forget,” Hochul said about ensuring that New York schools are properly educating students on the Holocaust.
“These are individuals who have endured unspeakable tragedy, but nonetheless have persevered to build lives of meaning and purpose right here in New York. We owe it to them, their families, and the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust to honor their memories and ensure future generations understand the horrors of this era.”
Read the full story from the Staten Island Advance