Issues: Education

Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Room 124 CAP

March 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senator Bonacic Meets with Administrators from Ulster County Community College

Senator John J. Bonacic met with administrators from the Ulster County Community College in Albany this week. The Administrators were in Albany to discuss educational issues and their priorities for the 2015-2016 New York State Budget. 

March 5, 2015
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Senate Republicans Continue Commitment to Support NY Farmers

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joins Senator Patty Ritchie, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and members of the Senate Republican Conference in unveiling their new “Grown in New York” multi-part plan to help meet consumers’ demands for locally-grown food, support local farmers in their efforts to provide quality, fresh food, and strengthen rural communities.

"From dairy products to fruits and vegetables, New York's hardworking farmers produce fresh, quality food that we all depend on," said Gallivan.  "The Grown in New York program is designed to support and expand the state's vibrant agriculture industry and provide families throughout New York and the country with the best in locally grown and farm-made products."

March 5, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON THE 2015-16 DRAFT SCHOOL CALENDAR

MANHATTAN – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding the 2015-16 draft school calendar:

March 4, 2015
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NYSUT Visits Albany

I would like to thank local NYSUT members for coming to Albany to lobby for increased education funding.

March 4, 2015
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March 4, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Hamilton with Brooklyn United Federation of Teachers

Senator Hamilton with Brooklyn United Federation of Teachers

March 4, 2015
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Senator Hamilton, "I Stand for Student Aid"

Senator Hamilton discussed keeping higher education affordable with students from NYU, focusing on the importance of key New York State programs like the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP).

March 3, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Education Issues on Capitol Pressroom

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Capitol Pressroom host Susan Arbetter to discuss education issues facing New York State - March 2, 2015

March 3, 2015
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INDIAN RIVER STATE CHAMPS HONORED AT CAPITOL

Members of the Indian River Warriors football team traveled to the State Capitol Monday, where they were honored for their capture of the New York State Class A Championship.   

In recognition of their historic 63-38 win over defending state champions the Queensbury Spartans, the Warriors were honored in the Senate Chamber with an official Legislative Resolution.

“The Indian River Warriors are proof that dedication and diligence pay off,” said Senator Ritchie. “Their accomplishments are the result of countless hours of hard work both on and off the field, and it’s my honor to recognize them for their achievements here at the Capitol.”

Fighting back from a 19-point deficit in last November’s championship game, the Warriors’ win is especially significant, as it was the team’s first trip to the state championship and also marked the first time a North Country team won a state title on the gridiron. 

March 3, 2015
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Education Investment Incentives Act Briefing Materials

On Monday, February 23rd,  Senator Felder  was joined by Senator Marty Golden, Jim Cultrara Co-chair for the New York State Coalition for Independent and Religious Schools, and Jay Bove, Esq. to discuss the benefits of the Education Investment Incentives Act (EIIA, or Tuition Tax Credit) at a workshop for school administrators and principals.

Below is a copy of the slides, memo, and FAQ sheet that were handed out at the workshop.

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Slides demonstrating the benefits of the EIIA

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Memo regarding the EIIA

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Frequently Asked Questions

March 3, 2015
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Mid-year freeze halts spending at area school

POSTED: 02/13/15, 8:31 AM EST 

WATERVILLE>> The Waterville Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to freeze spending on Feb. 3.

In 2010-11, the Gap Elimination Adjustment cost the district $5.97 million in state funds. Since the 2007-08 school year, Waterville has seen a total aid loss of $15.23 million, putting the district in a difficult situation to plan for the future, said Superintendent Charles Chafee.

March 2, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN HONORED FOR LONG-TERM FINANCIAL SUPPORT & OUTSTANDING DEDICATION TO PRIMAVERA ITALIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM

BRONX, NY - Celebrating the hard work and achievement of this year’s graduating class of Primavera Italian Language students, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) was honored for his critical funding support and outstanding dedication to the language program at today’s graduation ceremony at the School of St. Benedict.

February 28, 2015
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State Senate Coalition releases disturbing report on dangerous sex offenders living near Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs in Westchester and Rockland Counties

State Senate Coalition urges Assembly to pass companion legislation to key Senate bills that strengthen protections for children against sex offenders

February 27, 2015
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All or Nothing

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161All or NothingYou should know that this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo has linked the DREAM Act and the Education Investment Tax Credit in the same budget bill. If that budget bill passes, everybody wins - and if it doesn’t, then no one wins. It’s a classic "all or nothing" situation.

February 27, 2015
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO'S TEACHERS OF EXCELLENCE NOMINATION FORMS

Again this school year, I am taking part in the New York State Senate Teachers of Excellence award program. I am asking superintendents, principals, faculty members, and students to nominate an educator, who they feel is deserving of recognition for “Teacher of Excellence” Award. Teachers who are nominated should have a history of going above and beyond to inspire their students, as well as improving the quality of education in their classrooms, through innovative and exceptional teaching.

Nominations need to be returned to my office by April 1st. Once awardees have been selected, each teacher, along with his or her family and school administrators, will be invited to a local award ceremony. For a nomination form, please click on the pdf file that is below.

 

February 26, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Meets With Educators from Delaware County

Senator Bonacic met with educators from the Delaware Academy Central School District today, February 25, in his Albany office. The topic of discussion focused on educational funding priorities for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 State Budget.

 

 

February 25, 2015
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