Issues: Education

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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Senate Holds Hearing On 21st Century Teacher Preparedness

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Whitestone), Chairwoman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee and Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), Chairwoman of the Education Committee, announced the Senate will examine proposed changes in the education criteria required by the State Ed

May 12, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

To continue our investment in our children and our future we need to improve our score for Race to the Top. I commend the State Education Department, and the leaders of NYSUT, and UFT for working out a sensible solution on teacher evaluation. New York is now one step closer to winning the race for our children’s future, and the Senate will act as soon as possible in cooperation with the Assembly and Executive to pass this agreement into law.

May 11, 2010
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Legislative Activity For May 10, 2010

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today maintaining the services and operations of government, including funding for troopers, Medicaid services, and infrastructure projects, as well as bills which protect residents of public housing from sexual predators, and legislation mandating new standards of accountability of the Higher Education Services Corporation. Maintaining Services & Operations

May 11, 2010
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New York Summer Reading Program

As the school year draws to a close, students naturally turn their thoughts to summer vacation and time away from books! It is important, though, to keep school age children in the mindset of learning. For this reason, New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins encourages all parents to bring their children to the local public library this summer.

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May 10, 2010
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Padavan Honors 2010 Teachers of Distinction

 

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) marked National Teacher Appreciation Week by presenting awards to over 35 teachers at a ceremony he hosted at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park on Thursday afternoon May 6th.  Padavan has hosted the Teachers of Distinction event for the past four consecutive years. 

 Teacher Appreciation Week was created in 1985 when the National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) agreed to observe the first full week in May in dedication to teachers across the country.

May 10, 2010
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Why Charter Schools Fail the Test

New York Times,  May 5, 2010   

May 7, 2010
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May 7, 2010
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2010 Summer Reading Program

As the school year draws to a close, students naturally turn their thoughts to summer vacation and time away from books! It is important, though, to keep school age children in the mindset of learning. For this reason, the New York State Senate has partnered with the New York State Library to offer you the 2010 Summer Reading Program, a fun and exciting way to keep students in the fourth through sixth grades reading while on break through the summer months. This year's theme is "Make a Splash...Read!"

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May 7, 2010
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Charter School Hearing: Chairman Perkins displays one of many articles related to the issue of charter schools

On April 22, 2010, Senator Perkins, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions held a public hearing to take a look at the growing charter school industry and to examine if the democratic vision of public education is being fulfilled .

May 7, 2010
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