Issues: Education

Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

Nothing is more important than our shared Constitutional obligation to a sound, basic, and quality education.

March 29, 2010
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Congratulations To The Students of YMCA Youth & Government Group

On Saturday, March 27th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins presented certificates of achievement to participants of the YMCA Youth and Government Group, at a reception held at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Last year, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins secured funding through a legislative grant to create the Youth and Government Group, comprised of students from Pleasantville High School and the Yonkers YMCA.

March 29, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Hails Judge’s Decision to Block School Closings

Statement from NYS Senator Eric Adams

NYS Senator Eric Adams Hails Judge’s Decision to Block School Closings 

March 27, 2010
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Springbrook Set To Expand - Boosts Economy, Enhances Services For Children

By Denise Richardson

The Daily Star

A proposed school for autistic children will create 112 jobs, fuel the local economy and provide instruction and care for pupils sent to other states for services.

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March 24, 2010
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Sen. Aubertine meets with Hannibal School District Students

Photo Courtesy of Oswego County Today. Sen. Aubertine listens to Zach Welling and Kate Sullivan discuss the difficulties facing Hannibal School District.

SANDY CREEK (March 20, 2010)--State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine met with students from Hannibal School District to discuss the state budget and the difficulties facing Hannibal and other low wealth school districts in Central and Northern New York.

March 22, 2010
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KLEIN SPEAKS AT EASTCHESTER SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

Senator Klein addresses 900 students, parents and community members at Harlem Wizards basketball game

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 20th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) spoke at the Eastchester School Foundation’s fourth annual fundraiser. Eastchester School Foundation President Joe Gresia, the Harlem Wizards basketball team, 900 students, parents and staff also participated in the event as the Harlem Wizards went head to head with Eastchester school faculty in a basketball game.

March 22, 2010
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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION BUILDS FIRST PARISH GYMNASIUM

 

Senator Klein presents 100K grant to Immaculate Conception for construction of new parish gymnasium

March 22, 2010
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WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON STATE BUDGET

Senator Klein and Westchester Delegation Hold Public Budget Hearing

WHITE PLAINS, NY- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the NYS Senate's Westchester Delegation listened to more than two-dozen Westchester residents, community groups, businesses, and local elected officials at a public budget hearing in Greenburgh on Friday. Community members expressed their concerns regarding high property taxes, the burden of the MTA Payroll tax, potential cuts in state aid to municipalities, and a wide range of other issues.

March 19, 2010
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BRONX PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECEIVE MORE THAN HALF A MILLION DOLLARS

Senator Klein presents $685,000 grant to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to boost Music, Arts & Technology Programs

NEW YORK- On Friday, March 19th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $685,000 grant to New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to help save and boost music, arts and technology programs in approximately 21 Bronx public schools. Klein presented the grant to Schools Chancellor Klein at P.S. X014 Senator John Calandra school in the Bronx where principals, teachers and students from nearly two dozen other area schools gathered for the event.

March 19, 2010
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Senator Perkins News Conference - 03/18/10 - Public Hearing On Charter Schools

Senator Bill Perkins, joined by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Senator Shirley Huntley, and Alliance for Quaility Education hold a press conference to announce an April 22, 2010 public hearing on charter schools.

March 19, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Votes To Protect Taxpayers

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) discussing and voting against S. 5523 during a meeting of the Senate Education Committee - February 23, 2010

March 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 23, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Senator Farley Discusses New York State Government With Schalmont Students

Students from Schalmont High School met with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) when they were in Albany on March 17th touring the Capitol and Legislative Office Building.

March 18, 2010
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March 18, 2010
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Chairman Bill Perkins Announces April 22nd Public Hearing on Charter Schools

 For Immediate Release March 17, 2010Contact: Cordell Cleare | ccleare@senate.state.ny.us| 212-222-7315   Chairman Bill Perkins Announces April 22nd Public Hearing on Charter Schools  Funding & relationships with affiliated companies to be examined; Diane Ravitch to testify                       

March 18, 2010
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Sen. Perkins’ charter school hearings will focus on finance

by Anna PhillipsNew York’s state senator most opposed to the growth of charter schools has his sites set on the schools’ books.State Senator Bill Perkins, whose Harlem district includes about one in five of the city’s charter schools, threatened to hold charter school hearings a month ago after a group of charter school parents came to him with concerns about too little regulation and parental involvement. Now Perkins is planning a hearing for April 22 that will focus on the schools’ finances and whether the people running them are corrupt....

March 18, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO GENERATE VITAL REVENUE

Senator Klein’s Video Lottery Terminal Legislation Expected to Generate $100 Million Annually

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Wednesday that the Senate passed legislation to expand hours and types of games for video lottery terminals (VLTs). Klein’s bill (S.706-D) is expected to generate an additional $100 million annually for state aid to education. There are currently more than 13,000 video lottery gaming machines at horse racing tracks across the state.

March 17, 2010
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Monroe County Public Libraries Receive $600,000 in Capital Funding

I am delighted that three public libraries in Monroe County – Rochester Public Library-Rundel Building, Irondequoit Public Library-Helen McGraw Branch, and Scottville Free Library – have been selected to receive nearly $600,000 in funding through the State Public Library Construction Grant Program for needed restorations and structural improvements to their existing facilities.  I commend city, town and library officials for their hard work and determination to secure this important state money.

March 17, 2010
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West Islip High School Robotics Club Demonstrated Invention At West Islip Public Library

West Islip High School Robotics Club demonstrated their robotic inventions at the West Islip Public Library on March 13, 2010. 

March 17, 2010
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