Issues: Education

SENATOR KLEIN WELCOMES P.S. 81 STUDENTS IN ALBANY

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) welcomed 120 students from P.S. 81 Robert J. Christen School in Albany on Tuesday for the school’s annual field trip to the Capital. The students received a tour of the Capitol building and the Corning Tower at Empire State Plaza and were then treated to a pizza party sponsored by Senator Klein.

 

June 2, 2010
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Yonkers Rising: Senator Stewart-Cousins Proposes Bill for Additional Education Aid for Yonkers

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins recently 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.

June 1, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON CHARTER SCHOOL VOTE

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement following the charter school vote today in the New York State Senate:

“Today, Democrats in both houses of the New York State Legislature turned their backs on the more than 1.1 million schoolchildren of New York City who should be given every educational opportunity possible.

June 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair 1:30 PM, Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Room 124 CAP

June 2, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Strengthening NY's Educational System: Senate Passes Legislation To Ensure High Performing Charter Schools, Improve Teacher Evaluation To Improve "Race To The Top" Score

Working to improve New York’s score in the Race to the Top, the Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation (S7990, S7991, S8001) to increase the charter school cap, improve teacher evaluation, and invest in date tracking sys

May 28, 2010
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Restore Education Cuts

More than one million children in our city depend on the New York City Public School system to provide them with a quality education that will prepare them to be functional, successful adults. A lifetime of low paying jobs, poor health and substandard living conditions await kids who do not receive a proper education.

May 28, 2010
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Parents for Megan's Law Lecture at PS 254 in Richmond Hill

A speaker from Parents for Megan's Law will be present to discuss the prevention programs, advocacy services and counseling they offer. The event is being sponsored by Senator Addabbo and is free to attend.
http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/

June 17, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Thompson poses with 7th and 8th grade winners of Spelling Bee Challenge

State Senator Antoine Thompson (left) and Christopher Gibas, Executive  (right) Director of Literacy Volunteers, pose with winners in the 7th and 8th grade category if the 9th Annual WNY Spelling Bee held May 22 at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society. Pictured (l-r) Sen. Thompson; 1st place Joshua Benham, Notre Dame Academy; 2nd place Evan Askar, Gaskill Middle School; 3rd Place Jacklyn Gallespie, Gaskill Middle School; and Christopher Gibas.

May 27, 2010
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Senator Thompson poses with 5th and 6th Grade winners of Spelling Bee Challenge.

State Senator Antoine Thompson poses with winners in the  5th & 6th  grade winners of the 9th Annual WNY Spelling Bee held May 22 at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society. Students pictured (l-r): 3rd Place Winner Aaron Bobeck, Comer Middle School;  2nd place winner Ananya Nrushimba  of Casey Middle School; and 1st place winner Julia Panepinto, City Honors.

May 27, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Addresses Needs of Emotionally Vulnerable Children at Clear View School Annual Meeting

             Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), chair of the Senate Education Committee, gave the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Clear View School in Briarcliff on May 13, 2010.

May 26, 2010
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SENATOR KRUEGER JOINS HER SENATE COLLEAGUES IN HONORING ‘WOMEN OF DISTINCTION’ ACROSS NEW YORK

For Immediate Release | May 26, 2010

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

 

(Albany, NY) Each year, the New York State Senate honors a select group of outstanding women who make our world and our lives better. This year, for the 13th annual Women of Distinction celebration, Senator Liz Krueger recognized Mary Silver, who has tirelessly fought for issues impacting New York City Schools.

May 26, 2010
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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

OTHER NEWS MEDIA REFERENCES ON CHARTER SCHOOLS

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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