Issues: Continuing Education

Kerry Tcask of Plattsburgh a NYACCE Student of the Year

Kerry Tcask, of Plattsburgh, and her three sons Kyle, Ryan and Nicholas, are pictured with Senator Betty Little in Albany on Wednesday, March 9.  Kerry received her continuing education from Champlain Valley Education Services and is a recipient of the New York Association for Continuing Community Education (NYACCA) "Student of the Year 2011" award.

March 11, 2011
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Local GST BOCES student honored

Albany, N.Y., March 10—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and State Assemblyman Christopher Friend (R-C, Big Flats) congratulated Joseph Barr of Montour Falls, who was among 20 adult education students from across New York State honored on Wednesday, March 9 by the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE).

The organization’s 28th Annual Awards Ceremony and Legislative Forum was on Wednesday in Albany.  Barr, representing the Greater Southern Tier (GST) BOCES, received a “Student of the Year 2011” award from the association.

[In the photo above, from left to right, are: Robin DeLong, GST BOCES Community Education Specialist, Assemblyman Friend, Joseph Barr, and Senator O’Mara.]

March 10, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Student of the Year


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Orachorn Thongnak Meyer o f Scotia, New York Association for Continuing Community Education’s Student of the Year, on March 9th in Albany. She was nominated by the Washington Irving Education Center. New York Association for Continuing Community Education is a statewide association that provides information and support for professionals serving the needs of lifelong learners. Pictured (left to right) are Jesse Roylance of the Schenectady City School District, Senator Farley, Jim Meyer, Orachorn Thongnak Meyer, and Yvonne Matthews of the Schenectady City School District.

March 10, 2011
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1/25/2011: College & Careers, Not More Cuts

AQE Releases Report, Unequal Opportunity Equals Unequal Results

Albany—The Alliance for Quality Education issued a report today titled Unequal Opportunity Equals Unequal Results. During his campaign for governor Andrew Cuomo asserted that, “There are two education systems in this state.  Not public-private. One for the rich and one for the poor and they are both public systems.”  Based on the findings of the report AQE warned that large cuts to education in next week’s Executive Budget would increase educational inequity and would hurt students living in poverty and students of color the most. 

January 25, 2011
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SENATOR LAVALLE HONORS OUR VETERANS

On November 11, the people of this great nation will celebrate Veteran's Day.  It is one of several days throughout the year on which American citizens pay special tribute to all those who so valiantly and honorably fought to uphold the freedoms of our country. 

November 5, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE DISCUSSES HIGHER EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM (HELP)

As college costs continue to climb, Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like to make the public aware that HELP (Higher Education Loan Program) may be just around the corner.  The program is a state-sponsored private student loan program that was introduced in the middle of the 2009-10 college year.  It offers low-cost, fixed-rate loans that allow students to gain a better sense of their education finances.

October 6, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON SUNY COMPENSATION INCREASES AT NYS SENATE HIGHER EDUCATION HEARING

Senator Ken LaValle, Ranking Republican on the NYS Senate’s Higher Education Committee, issued the following statement at a public hearing held by the Committee today in Albany.

“If you want to know why people are so upset with their government and why they have lost faith in so many of their institutions, you don’t have to look any further than this recent episode at SUNY.    

September 24, 2010
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Liz Krueger's Education Forum

In an effort to bring together different stakeholders in our State’s educational system, Senator Liz Krueger hosted an Education Forum to explore how we can improve upon our educational system, with a particular focus on the role of teachers and testing. This was also an opportunity for the State to come to the district and discuss how an economic downturn is an opportunity to plan for the future of education in New York State. Dr. David Steiner, New York State’s Commissioner of Education,  delivered a keynote address entitled “What is an Educated Citizen” and a panel included Clara Hemphill and Dr. Stephan F. Brumberg.

September 22, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE CALLS ON SUNY TO RECONSIDER HUGE PAY HIKES FOR TOP ADMINISTRATORS AMID FURLOUGHS, STATE'S ONGOING FISCAL CRISIS

New York State Senator Ken LaValle today demanded that the State University of New York (SUNY) reconsider huge pay hikes recently given to three top administrators at a time when the institution has put in place a furlough program for most SUNY central employees as a way to cut costs.

September 17, 2010
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Aubertine Secures $50k for Fulton Library Elevator

Elevator in historic library improves accessibility, opens up new opportunities for new programs

FULTON (September 13, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today visited the Fulton Public Library to see the new elevator purchased as part of a project to improve accessibility, for which he secured a $50,000 legislative grant.

September 13, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE OPPOSES SUNY EMPOWERMENT LEGISLATION

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today opposed SUNY empowerment legislation that would place an increased financial burden on middle-income students and endanger the access and affordability of New York’s State University system.

August 4, 2010
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THIELE AND LAVALLE PROPOSE LEGISLATION TO STUDY ESTABLISHMENT OF AN NEW INDEPENDENT SUNY CAMPUS AT SOUTHAMPTON

Legislation Would Create a Task Force to Study Feasibility of Creating a New SUNY College

July 28, 2010
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Senate Hearing On Veterans' Access To Higher Education

The Senate Democratic Majority held a public hearing hosted by Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (Chairwoman of the Senate Higher Education Committee) and Senator Eric Adams (Chair of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee) to discu

May 17, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE AND ASSEMBLYMAN THIELE CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF DECEPTIVE PRACTICES BY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY TOWARD SOUTHAMPTON STUDENTS AND PARENTS

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. have contacted the State Attorney General and the State Comptroller to investigate deceptive acts and practices relating to currently enrolled students and parents, and prospective students and parents, at the Stony Brook Southampton campus (SBS).

April 13, 2010
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April 7, 2010
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Senator Maziarz meets with Continuing/Community Education Awardees in Albany

Sara Gonzalez of Lockport and Leonel Rosario of Kent were recognized in Albany during the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education's 27th Annual Student of the Year Awards and Legislative Breakfast.

March 12, 2010
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