Issues: Education

Aubertine Receives Rural Schools Association ‘Appreciation Award’

Senator recognized for his commitment and work on behalf of rural schools across the state

WATERTOWN (July 13, 2010)—The New York State Rural Schools Association on Monday afternoon in Cooperstown honored state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine with its annual Appreciation Award for his work on behalf of rural schools.

July 13, 2010
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Senator Robach Helps Break Ground on New Rochester EOC Center

Senator Robach, on Thursday, July 8, helped break ground on the new Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, located at 161 Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester. REOC provides career training and college-readiness courses to 1,500 local residents each year. Affiliated with the State University College at Brockport, the center is one of 10 such programs in the SUNY system. The building is expected to be ready for use by late 2011. For more information, visit http://www.reoc.brockport.edu/.

 

July 9, 2010
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Senator Foley Fights for Restoration of Education Funding

Senator Brian X. Foley was joined by education advocates to call on his fellow Long Island senators to join him in supporting an override of Governor Paterson’s veto of funding for education.

July 8, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Disappointed By Senate Democrats Rejection Of Cyber-Bullying Legislation

To protect the state’s children, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and his Senate Republicans recently offered an amendment to a proposal by the Senate Democrats called the Dignity for All Students Act, which creates a limited class of protections for students but does not include any provis

July 8, 2010
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July 7, 2010
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Press Conference: Senator Foley Fights to Restore Education Funding

SENATOR BRIAN X. FOLEY

News from the Third Senate District

Contact: Krystyna Baumgartner

Phone: (631)231-0517 (o)

(631)275-3371 (c)

krystyna.baumgartner@gmail.com

www.foley.nysenate.gov

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SENATOR FOLEY FIGHTS FOR RESTORATION OF EDUCATION FUNDING

Urges Colleagues to Vote to Override Veto

July 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Foley Increases School District Access to Reserve Funds

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S7447-A), which passed the senate this week, that will increase the ability of school districts to access their reserve funds.

July 2, 2010
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STACHOWSKI BILL ESTABLISHES HEAD INJURY AWARENESS AND PREVENTION ACT: Creates Program To Help In Prevention And Recognition Of Concussions

      In an effort spearheaded by Senator William T. Stachowski (D-Lake View), the Senate has passed legislation (S.8420) to establish the Head Injury Awareness and Prevention Act.  The measure creates several programs that will improve early intervention and response of coaches and parents by educating them on the proper evaluation and management of concussions.

July 1, 2010
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Additional Funding to Yonkers School District Approved by the Senate

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announced that two pieces of legislation (S7190 and S7189) she introduced to provide additional aid to the Yonkers City School District passed in the Senate.

Senate bill 7190, if enacted into law, would provide $4.8 million in additional aid to the District for its successful full day Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. Senate bill 7189 would provide a one-time payment of $3.9 million to address the dramatic increase in enrollment from 2008-09 to 2009-2010.

June 30, 2010
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June 30, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Announces National Foundation for Women Legislators' Essay Contest

Seven female high school junior and senior students will win an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) annual conference and receive a $3,000 college scholarship. Applicants must write an essay addressing this year’s topic, “Freedom and Civic Virtues,” which calls upon students to describe how moral principles and the United States Bill of Rights shape the role of young adults in civic engagement. 

June 29, 2010
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Senator Jim Alesi Still Mulling Mayoral Control Vote

Republican Senator Jim Alesi still will not say how he would vote on mayoral control legislation for Rochester, should it come to the Senate floor. But he did elaborate on his thoughts in a phone conversation this afternoon.

June 29, 2010
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Budget Protects Schools, Provides Property Tax Relief And Makes Smart Spending Cuts

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed both the Education, Labor and Family Assistance (ELFA: S6603/S6607) and the Health and Human Services (HHS: S6604/A6608) budget bills which:

Protects our children’s education.
Provides much-needed property tax relief.
Makes the smart spending cuts to give New Yorkers a government they can afford.
Maintains the state’s investment in the Tuition Assistance Program which helps tens of thousands of students succeed in college annually.
Ensures support for unemployed New Yorkers who are seeking work as a result of the national economic downturn.
Delivers the services and programs most important to the health and well being of our seniors and New Yorkers with disabilities.

 

June 28, 2010
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Budget Protects Schools, Provides Property Tax Relief And Makes Smart Spending Cuts

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed both the Education, Labor and Family Assistance (ELFA: S6603/S6607) and the Health and Human Services (HHS: S6604/A6608) budget bills which:

June 28, 2010
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Senate And Assembly Introduce Joint Budget Legislation To Keep Government Working

The Senate and Assembly have reached joint agreement on budget bills that will guarantee the preservation of essential services, and continue to close down the state’s budget deficit. These bills include the remaining fields of the budget:

June 26, 2010
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New York Legislature Passes Landmark Bill Extending Healthcare Coverage for Autistic Patients

 

Oppenheimer co-sponsored bill now awaits Governor’s approval

The New York State Legislature passed legislation protecting families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders from exorbitant healthcare costs.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) was a key co-sponsor of the legislation (S7000B), which passed the Senate on June 9th, with unanimous, bipartisan support.  Earlier this week, the Assembly passed the bill, which will now be sent to the Governor for his approval.

June 25, 2010
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CNN: New York state Senate passes anti-bullying bill

From Julie Cannold, CNN

June 23, 2010 8:52 p.m. EDT

 

New York (CNN) -- The New York state senate passed passed an anti-bullying bill Tuesday night to protect all students from discrimination, including that based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

June 25, 2010
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STACHOWSKI PROPOSAL TO RETAIN OVER $1.3M IN TRANSPORTATION AID FOR HAMBURG SCHOOLS PASSES SENATE

      Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) today announced the State Senate has passed legislation (S.7915) he sponsored that would authorize approval of certain transportation contracts within the Hamburg Central School District and allow the District to retain $1,345,606 in transportation aid it received from the State Education Department.

June 24, 2010
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6/23/2010: "Dignity For All Students Act"

(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority announced and celebrated the passage of the landmark ‘Dignity for All Students Act’ (S. 1987B) today at 11:30 AM.

The most comprehensive legislation against harassment in schools to date, the ‘Dignity for All Students Act’ will help reduce the incidences on bullying amongst New York’s youth. This legislation had been stalled in the Senate for several years prior to Democratic leadership.

WHO:

Senator Thomas K. Duane, Sponsor

Senator Eric Adams

Senator Joseph Addabbo

Senator Neil Breslin

Senator Martin Malave Dilan

Senator Brian X. Foley

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

Senator Craig Johnson

Senator Liz Krueger

June 24, 2010
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