Issues: Education

Senator Thompson Helps Students Reach Their Potential

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Ken Houston sk2houston@hotmail.com 716.854.8705

Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) salutes the participants of his annual Western New York Spelling Bee.   This was the ninth year for the spelling bee, which registered more than one hundred students, grades five through eight from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Lockport and Amherst.

May 26, 2010
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Charters vs. public schools: Behind the numbers

May 24, 2010

The Washington Post

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Charters vs. public schools: Behind the numbers

By Valerie Strauss

Charter school advocates often like to say that many of these schools do a better job than nearby public schools with the same population of students.

May 26, 2010
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Construction Begins on Midtown East's New Home to PS 59 and Whole Foods

By Gabriela Resto-Montero

MIDTOWN EAST — Officials broke ground Friday at the new, $500 million home to P.S. 59 and Whole Foods at 250 East 57th Street.

The 1.5 acre campus will house P.S. 59 and the High School of Art and Design when it opens in September 2012. A Whole Foods Market will take up 38,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

"In these tough financial times, it is absolutely critical that we look to the private sector to support our efforts at building new schools," Joel Klein, the schools chancellor, said in a statement.

May 25, 2010
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SENATOR KRUEGER BREAKS GROUND AT TWO NEW MIDTOWN SCHOOLS

For Immediate Release | May 21, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

May 25, 2010
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Conference Of Black Senators Releases Their Signature Agenda Issues

Yesterday, the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS) unveiled their 2010 Signature Agenda issues and expressed their concerns regarding these particular bills not being brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Members of CBS truly believe that African American Communities have suffered long enough within the areas of Economic Development, Education, Health, Housing, Environment, Crime, Racism and Discrimination.

May 25, 2010
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Senator Thompson Sponsors 9th Annual WNY Spelling Challenge. "Helping to increase interest in education."

For Immediate Release: Contact: Fabiola Friot | Friot@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

Buffalo, NY- New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), will be hosting his 9th Annual WNY Spelling Bee Challenge on May 22, 2010 at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society. 

May 24, 2010
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STUDENTS TO COMPETE TO BE NAMED “SENATOR FOR A DAY”

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), is announcing his 8th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest ceremony on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Public School 204, located at 8101-15th Avenue in Brooklyn.

May 24, 2010
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Additional Education Aid for Pre-kindergarten Advances in Senate

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced that legislation she introduced in the Senate, S7190, to provide additional aid to the Yonkers City School District, passed this week out of the Local Government Committee. The Yonkers City School District has a fully implemented Universal Pre-kindergarten Program in its schools that has served as a model for other districts and has had a significant positive impact on improving student performance in the region.

May 23, 2010
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Senator Foley Lays Framework for the Future

Senator Foley was joined by Assemblyman Englebright, Assemblywoman Schimel, Gary Bixhorn of Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Wendell Chu of the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association, and members of Long Island's education community to announce groundbreaking legislation.  The legislation, known as Framework for the Future will help to reduce dependence on property taxes, enhance school efficiency, and promote fairness in the distribution of State Aid.  Senator Foley is the lead sponsor in the Senate (Senate Bill5716-A).

May 21, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Room 124 CAP

May 25, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Pleasantville Special Education PTA Honors Senator With Proclamation

On May 14th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was honored with a proclamation from the Pleasantville Special Education PTA (SEPTA). The Senator was proclaimed an honorary lifetime member for demonstrating, "consistent and compassionate support of the Pleasantville Community, the Pleasantville School District, and the families of the Pleasantville SEPTA"

May 20, 2010
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September 4, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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September 4, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Edward Smith School Student Council Visits the Capitol

Edward Smith School Student Council Visits the Capitol

May 20, 2010
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Gannett: N.Y. lawmakers push for anti-bullying legislation

By Jon Campbell • Albany Bureau • May 17, 2010ALBANY — As bullying in schools continues to grab headlines in New York and throughout the country, school administrators and state legislators are looking at ways to combat the activity — at both the state and district level.

May 18, 2010
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