Issues: Education

The Brooklyn BlogConey students finally get own gym

7:15 PM, June 16, 2010 

 By RICH CALDER

Students at a public elementary school in Coney Island will no longer have to eat lunch and play ball in the same space.

The city broke ground today on a gymnasium to serve the 600 students at Michael E. Berdy Public School 188 on Neptune Avenue. Since the 85-year-old school has never had a gym, its cafeteria has been used for the dual purpose

June 17, 2010
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Senator Andrew Lanza holds 3rd Annual Teacher Appreciation Day ceremony at the College of Staten Island, honoring teachers from across the borough

Senator Andrew Lanza held the 3rd Annual Teacher Appreciation Day ceremony  at the College of Staten Island, honoring teachers from across the borough.

Teachers were chosen by a school principal or administrator.

Teachers that were honored this year:

June 16, 2010
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Area High Schools Make NEWSWEEK Best High Schools List

A number of area high schools, including four in the 56th Senate District, made NEWSWEEK magazine's Best High Schools in America list. Each year, NEWSWEEK picks the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests. Just over 1.600 schools—only 6 percent of all the public schools in the U.S.—made the list.

Congratulations to the following high schools in Senator Robach's district that made the list! (Their ranking is next to the school)

Odyssey Academy (#106)

June 15, 2010
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Legislative Activity For June 14, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Government Working, Reduce Spending And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.

June 14, 2010
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Legislative Activity For June 14, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Government Working, Reduce Spending And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.

June 14, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO URGES LOCAL CHILDREN TO EXPLORE THROUGH SUMMERTIME READING

State Senator Mike Nozzolio wants students to have fun reading and keep learning this summer by participating in the 2010 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program.

June 14, 2010
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Senator Foley Stands Up to Bullies

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) hosted a forum for school administrators in the 3rd Senate District to provide them with information about addressing the issue of bullying within their schools.

June 11, 2010
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Youth Sports Head Injuries Roundtable

Youth Sports Head Injuries Roundtable:A discussion on preventing, identifying, and treating head injuries among young athletes

Hosted by Senator Squadron, Senator Foley, Senator Stachowski and Senator Hannon. 

June 9, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Espada Renews Call for Tolls as Students Citywide Walk Out

In Midst of Citywide Student Walk-Out, Espada Renews Call for Toll on East River Bridges to Save Free Student MetroCard

June 11, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Hosts a Visit from the Youth Civic Leadership Academy

MEDIA ADVISORY  NYS Senator Eric Adams Hosts a Visit from the Youth Civic Leadership Academy 

June 9, 2010
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6/9/2010: Public Sschool 47Q visits Albany

Senator Shirley L. Huntley,(D 10-Jamaica)and Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D 23rd-Far Rockaway) greet parents, students and faculty from Publci School 47Q

June 8, 2010
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Maintaining Educational Excellence in Tough Times

These are challenging times for most New York schools. Buffeted by declining state aid and mounting property tax fatigue, school districts are struggling to maintain educational programs with fewer and fewer resources. As chair of the Senate Education Committee, I fought hard to avert devastating mid-year cuts to state education aid in 2009, affording school districts an opportunity to plan for the difficult fiscal year ahead.

June 7, 2010
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Senator Foley Fights to Protect Aid to Education

Senator Foley is joined by education and community leaders at a recent press conference.  Senator Foley called on his senate colleagues to join him in the fight for substantial reductions in the level of cuts to education funding proposed for the state budget.

June 7, 2010
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Senator Foley Fights to Protect Aid to Education

Senator Foley speaks with a community leader at a recent press conference.  Senator Foley called on his senate colleagues to join him in the fight for substantial reductions in the level of cuts to education funding proposed for the state budget.

June 7, 2010
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Senator Foley Fights to Protect Aid to Education

Senator Foley and NYSUT President Richard Iannuzzi speak to a Central Islip student at a recent press conference.  Senator Foley called on his senate colleagues to join him in the fight for substantial reductions in the level of cuts to education funding proposed for the state budget.

June 7, 2010
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Senator Foley Fights to Protect State Aid to Education

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), along with other community and school leaders hosted a press conference today to call on state lawmakers to make substantial reductions in cuts to education aid.

June 7, 2010
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