Issues: Education

Greece Central School District Summer Commencement Ceremony

On Thursday, August 26th, Senator Robach took part in the 2010 Greece Central School District Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony, which took place at Greece Athena High School, honored graduates of the district's Adult Literacy GED program, Bridges Program, and high school graduates from Greece Arcadia, Greece Olympia, Greece Athena, and Odyssey Academy.

August 27, 2010
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Back to School schedule - September 2010


First day of school for all New York City public school students:

Wednesday, September 8

There is no school on Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10 for New York City public school students due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

August 26, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the Annoucement that ProLiteracy will be Moving to Syracuse's Near Westside with Ruth Colvin, Founder of Literacy Volunteers of America.

Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the Annoucement that ProLiteracy will be Moving to Syracuse's Near Westside with Ruth Colvin, Founder of Literacy Volunteers of America.

August 26, 2010
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SENATE PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH PHOTO OF THE WEEK

SENATE PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH JOINED GOVERNOR DAVID A. PATTERSON, ASSEMBLY SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER, UFT PRESIDENT MICHAEL MULGREW, SENATOR SUZI OPPENHEIMER, AND BOARD OF REGENT CHANCELLOR MERRYL TISCH FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE THAT NEW YORK WON $700M IN RACE TO THE TOP FUNDS.

August 26, 2010
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State Senator Kevin Parker announces a victory for students and schools

(Brooklyn, NY) "I am pleased to announce that New York won $700 million in Race to the Top funding for our schools today," said State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21). In announcing the recipients of Race to the Top funds, U.S.

August 25, 2010
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State Senator Kevin Parker announces a victory for students and schools

 (Brooklyn, NY) "I am pleased to announce that New York won $700 million in Race to the Top funding for our schools today," said State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21). In announcing the recipients of Race to the Top funds, U.S.

August 25, 2010
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ADDABBO REPORTS TO HIS DISTRICT ON NEW YORK'S RACE TO THE TOP AWARD

Member, NYS Senate’s Education Committee, Made Reform & Funding a NYS Priority

 

August 25, 2010
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New York is Awarded Race to the Top Funds

STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER PEDRO ESPADA, JR. (D-BRONX) REGARDING THE RACE TO THE TOP AWARD

August 25, 2010
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Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson's Remarks On "Race To The Top" Award

Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson's remarks about New York's "Race to the Top" award.

August 25, 2010
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Glens Falls, Abe Wing school districts get money to study merger

By OMAR RICARDO AQUIJE oaquije@poststar.com | Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010 6:08 pm

GLENS FALLS -- A merger between the two public school districts in the city is a topic that has surfaced at times in the last two decades.

Now it is back, after the state Department of State announced Friday that a $37,800 grant will pay to study if it's feasible for the Glens Falls City School District to merge with the Glens Falls Common (Abraham Wing) School District.

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August 25, 2010
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Race to the Top Press Conference

Senator Oppenheimer speaks at the press conferenceannouncing New York's victory in the Race to the Top competition.  From Lto R:  Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Speaker Sheldon Silver, Michael Mulgrew,President of the United Federation of Teachers, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer,Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, New York City Counsel SpeakerChristine Quinn

August 25, 2010
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Senate Education Chair, Suzi Oppenheimer, Hails New York Educators and Advocates for Race to the Top Victory

Photo Caption:  Senator Oppenheimer listens to Mayor Michael Bloomberg atpress conference announcing New York's winning of $700 million in Race tothe Top funding.  From L to R: Senator John Sampson, Mayor MichaelBloomberg, Michael Mulgrew, Chancellor Merryl Tisch, Christine Quinn,Speaker of the NYC Counsel, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer

August 25, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Encourages Parents to Read Aloud to Their Children to Prepare Them for School

As thoughts turn from summer vacations to back-to-school preparations, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) reminded parents that reading aloud to their young kids is one of the best ways to prepare them for the challenges of a new school year.  Senator Oppenheimer, who chairs the Senate Education Committee, recently participated in an early literacy awareness event at the Open Door Family Medical Center in Ossining.  

Reading the popular children’s book, “Five Little Monkeys” by Eileen Christelow, the Senator captivated her young audience, who joined in with the refrain “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”  The children and their parents were at the Open Door Family Medical Center for pediatric check-ups.  

August 25, 2010
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Senate Education Chair, Suzi Oppenheimer, Hails New York Educators And Advocates For Race To The Top Victory

New York State was today named a winner in the federal government’s Race to the Top competition, which will bring up to $700 million in federal funds for education innovation in the state.  In announcing the recipients of Race to the Top funds, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan hailed New York for showing “a tremendous amount of leadership and a bold commitment to education reform.” 

August 24, 2010
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Senator Carl Kruger Statement On Race To The Top Award

Everybody wins with today's Race to the Top victory -- New York's schoolchildren, parents, educators and all who understand that vision must go hand-in-hand with resources in realizing our long-held goal of improving our educational system. As Senate Finance Chair, I worked with Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and Education Commissioner David Steiner on issues that are critical to our state's educational system.

August 24, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson On Race To The Top Award

Today's Race to the Top victory is a win for New York's school children. It proves what the State Legislature can accomplish through cooperation, collaboration, and compromise. The $700 million New York stands to receive will provide the resources for a world class education for our children and help train the workforce New York needs to compete in the global economic marketplace. 

August 24, 2010
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New York Wins In Federal “Race to the Top”

 

Law passed to raise standards, cap on charter schools will net $700 million for public education

WATERTOWN (August 24, 2010)—The announcement today that New York State will receive about $700 million as a winner in the federal “Race to the Top” competition means public school districts throughout Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties will see increased funding.

August 24, 2010
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Padavan Takes Part In Reach Out and Read Program

On Wednesday August 11, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) read to local children at the Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica as a part of the Reach Out and Read Program. The program helps prepare children to read in the earliest ages of their development (ages 6 months to 5 years) and foster educational skills throughout their lives. Senator Padavan reads “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” to local children during a visit to Queen Hospital Center. 

August 20, 2010
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Padavan Attends Asian-Asian Coalition For Education Graduation Ceremony

On Friday morning August 13. New York State Senator Frank Padavan attended the graduation ceremony for the Asian-American Coalition for Education at Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows.  The event celebrated the achievements of the students as the new school year approaches.  The Asian-American Coalition for Education is a not-for-profit educational organization for elementary, middle school, and high school students and is compromised mainly of Asian-American students and newly immigrated families residing in New York City. The organization seeks to encourage members to participate in the educational system and provide them with information vital to their educational experience.

August 17, 2010
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