Issues: Education

Senator Kevin Parker brings Sankofa Global Project's "Tinker Days" to the 21st District!

In Partnership with Time Warner Cable, Senator Kevin Parker brings Sankofa Global Project's "Tinker Days" to the 21st District! Bringing this S.T.E.A.M. initiative to P.S. 198, students were able to build "Mini Racers" supported by their teachers and parents! Great job Kids!

July 3, 2015
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BROOKLYN ELECTEDS STATEMENT ON BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK ANNOUNCEMENT

BROOKLYN – Today, State Senator Squadron, Congresswoman Velázquez, Assemblymember Simon, Councilmember Lander, and Councilmember Levin released the following joint statement regarding the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation's announcement:

July 2, 2015
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Senator Ortt's "End of Session" Week in Review

In late June, the state Legislature finished up a lengthy and unpredictable session in Albany with a broad overall agreement on many legislative issues. With such a diverse state, regionally and politically, Senator Ortt said it was challenging to get all parties to reach an agreement. Ortt said he's encouraged that the Senate was able to come to a settlement with the Governor and Assembly, while still fighting for Western New York. To learn more about these issues, take a moment to watch Senator Ortt's Week in Review.

July 2, 2015
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Funding From The Workforce Development Institute Will Keep Cattaraugus Community Action Serving Area Residents

Food for Thought Culinary Arts program provides job training for out-of-school youth and displaced adults

 

ALBANY – The highly successful Food for Thought Culinary Arts program, operated by Cattaraugus Community Action (CCA), will be able to continue providing a 15-week training program for low-income youth and displaced adults thanks to funding supplied by the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), a program championed by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

 

July 2, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES SEWANHAKA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently participated in Sewanhaka High School’s graduation ceremony. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to wish the class of 2015 the very best for success and personally congratulated each student as they received their high school diploma.

     Senator Martins (fourth left) is pictured as he congratulates members of Sewanhaka High School’s Class of 2015. He is joined by Village of South Floral Park Trustee George Ingram.

July 2, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES ELMONT HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 2015

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently attended the graduation ceremony for Elmont Memorial High School’s Class of 2015. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to offer his best wishes for continued success and personally congratulated each student on receiving their high school diploma.

     Senator Martins is pictured as he congratulates Jermaine Carroll on earning his high school diploma.

July 1, 2015
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July 1, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES FLORAL PARK HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 2015

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the graduation ceremony for Floral Park High School’s Class of 2015. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to offer his best wishes for continued success and personally congratulated each student on receiving their high school diploma.

     Senator Martins (left) is pictured as he congratulates Krista Longobardi on receiving her diploma.

June 30, 2015
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Summer Reading Kickoff at the Parma Public Library

I was excited to help kickoff the summer reading program at the Parma Public Library earlier this week. This is a great program that encourages kids to continue reading during summer vacation and helps them improve their literacy for the classroom. 

June 30, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS VISITS HICKSVILLE LIBRARY TO VIEW NEW RENOVATIONS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited the Hicksville Library to view new renovations that were made using $25,000 in state funding. Senator Martins secured the state funding for the Library. 

     The Library used the state funds to create a new training center. The Center will provide computer training courses to help patrons learn how to use different computer programs, as well as ESL classes to help those looking to develop their English language skills. 

June 29, 2015
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Griffo: End of Legislative session brings property tax relief, education reform to address Common Core concerns

ALBANY -- State Senator Joseph Griffo of Rome and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica announce that the end of the 2015 Legislative Session has brought with it significant education reform, as well as some property tax relief for homeowners.

June 29, 2015
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CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to every “Class of 2015” from across the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions.

Great work, and good luck!

June 28, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill That Provides $3.1 Billion in New Property Tax Relief, Extends the Tax Cap, and Implements Significant Education Reforms

The New York State Senate today passed an end-of-session measure that will bring $3.1 billion in new tax relief to property owners, extend the existing property tax cap to deliver additional savings and create new jobs, improve affordable housing statewide, and continue the Senate’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that every child has access to a quality education.

June 26, 2015
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Action Taken to Address Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Crisis

Focus is on improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tick-borne diseases

 

ALBANY – Improvements to the methods of preventing, diagnosing, and treating Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, along with legislation to help stop the spread of the deer tick population, recently passed the state Senate.

 

The legislative package was the result of work done by the Senate’s Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, to which Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) was appointed earlier this year, and is aimed at addressing the rising public health crisis.

 

June 24, 2015
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O'Mara sponsoring summer reading program for students and families ~ Senate teams up with NYS Library and local public libraries on summer long effort to encourage young readers

Elmira, N.Y.—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) has announced that he’s sponsoring an online summer reading program that the New York State Senate will be promoting throughout the summer of 2015 in partnership with the New York State Library and public libraries across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and statewide.

June 23, 2015
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Sign Up for The Summer Reading Program Today!

Go to http://nyread.com/ to create a profile and start the summer reading program today. 

June 23, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS FLORAL PARK-BELLEROSE STUDENTS IN CELEBRATING FLAG DAY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with students and staff at Floral Park-Bellerose School in celebrating Flag Day at the school’s annual Flag Day Ceremony.

     The Ceremony is an annual celebration where students learn about, and pay tribute to, the American Flag.

     Senator Martins is pictured with students and staff at Floral Park-Bellerose School’s annual Flag Day Ceremony.

June 23, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON MAYOR'S INCLUSION OF LUNAR NEW YEAR AS SCHOOL HOLIDAY

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron joined Mayor Bill de Blasio at PS 20 in Flushing, Queens to announce the inclusion of Lunar New Year as a school holiday. Squadron released the following statement:

June 23, 2015
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Press Release: Yonkers State Delegation Release: Yonkers to Join the Other Big Five School Districts in Requiring Five Year Olds to Attend Kindergarten

Yonkers, NY - Yonkers will join the other Big Five School Districts in New York State by requiring five year olds in the city to attend kindergarten. The Yonkers State Delegation, including Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins and George Latimer and Assembly Members Gary Pretlow and Shelley Mayer sponsored and passed legislation to increase kindergarten attendance in the city. Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester and New York City already require kindergarten attendance, and this bill, requested by the Yonkers Board of Education, allows Yonkers to do the same.

The bill awaits the Governor’s signature to become law.

June 22, 2015
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Press Conference at Daemen College

Amherst, NY - Daemen College hosted a press conference with Senator Ranzenhofer to announce that he has secured a $480,000 state grant to establish a Graduate Studies Technology Center at the college’s Research and Information Commons building. This is believed to be the second largest state grant ever received in the college’s history. Click here for more information. 

June 22, 2015
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