Issues: Education

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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Charter School Hearing: charter school authorizers witness panel

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Christina Grant--Deptuty Dir. of Charter Schools; DOEJohn White-- Deputy Chancellor; DOEJonas Chartock-- Exec. Director; SUNY Charter InstituteDr. John King-- Sr. Deputy Commissioner; NYS Education Dept.Sally Bauchofer--Exec. Director of the Office of Innovative School Models; NYS Education Dept.

May 7, 2010
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Charter School Hearing: charter parents whose children have been adversely affected by 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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Charter School Hearing: Standing Room Only

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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Charter School Hearing: Chairman Perkins, Senator Montgomery & Senator Johnson.

(right to left: Chairman Perkins, Senator Montgomery & Senator Johnson.)

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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Sayville HS Student Anna Mizzi Chosen To 'Shadow' Senator Owen Johnson at State Capitol

In Senate Chamber from left to right:  John DiVito, Senator Owen H. Johnson staff; Anna Mizzi, Sayville High School; Senator Owen H. Johnson.

May 6, 2010
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Reform Needed For Public And Charter Schools

For  immediate releaseContact: Ken Houston: 716.854.8705

 

ALBANY, NY-  The New York State Senate took a vote Monday on a bill that would more than double the number of charter schools.    While the bill takes bold steps forward to provide greater accountability and transparency for charter schools, the bill is unlikely to pass the State Assembly, and is distracting from the budget process.

May 6, 2010
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Senate Passes Stavisky Bill Requiring Transparency For SUNY, CUNY And Higher Education Services Corp Trustees

The New York State Senate unanimously passed Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky’s bill that would increase transparency of  the Board of Trustees of the state and city universities and the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) by making resolutions and board actions available to the public seven days after the meeting.  

May 5, 2010
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