Issues: Education

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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Padavan, Students, Teachers, Administrators and Alumni Celebrate Francis Lewis High School's 50th Anniversary

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) attended the 50th Anniversary celebration of Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows on Saturday May 15, 2010.  The event featured a BBQ, carnival, Battle of The Bands, and Marching Bands. Opened in 1960, Francis Lewis High School serves the northeast and central portions of Queens.

May 18, 2010
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Senate Hearing On Veterans' Access To Higher Education

The Senate Democratic Majority held a public hearing hosted by Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (Chairwoman of the Senate Higher Education Committee) and Senator Eric Adams (Chair of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee) to discu

May 17, 2010
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Town Hall - Ridgewood

Come join Senator Addabbo at a Town Hall meeting to discuss the issues that impotant to you. Topics to be discussed are Public Safety, Transportation and Education.

June 3, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair   Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Off The Floor

May 18, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Senator Foley Helps Bring New Light to State Government

As part of the ongoing effort to establish greater transparency and responsibility in state entities, Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) supported the passage of two bills (Senate Bills 5585-C and 7369) that make information about state education boards more readily accessible to the public.

One of the top priorities of Senator Foley is providing the public with an open look into the operations of state government and its entities so taxpayers know how their dollars are being spent.

May 13, 2010
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Brighton, Hilton School Districts Among "Best Communities for Music Education"

National Association of Music Merchants Foundation Honors School Districts Nationwide with Strong Dedication to Music Programs

May 13, 2010
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Educating Educators: Senate Hearing On Proposed Changes To Education Masters Programs

The Senate Democratic Majority held a hearing on proposed changes to higher education criteria regarding the education of future teachers today, led by Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (Chairwoman,

May 12, 2010
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