Issues: Education

Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 23, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Senator Farley Discusses New York State Government With Schalmont Students

Students from Schalmont High School met with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) when they were in Albany on March 17th touring the Capitol and Legislative Office Building.

March 18, 2010
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March 18, 2010
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Chairman Bill Perkins Announces April 22nd Public Hearing on Charter Schools

 For Immediate Release March 17, 2010Contact: Cordell Cleare | ccleare@senate.state.ny.us| 212-222-7315   Chairman Bill Perkins Announces April 22nd Public Hearing on Charter Schools  Funding & relationships with affiliated companies to be examined; Diane Ravitch to testify                       

March 18, 2010
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Sen. Perkins’ charter school hearings will focus on finance

by Anna PhillipsNew York’s state senator most opposed to the growth of charter schools has his sites set on the schools’ books.State Senator Bill Perkins, whose Harlem district includes about one in five of the city’s charter schools, threatened to hold charter school hearings a month ago after a group of charter school parents came to him with concerns about too little regulation and parental involvement. Now Perkins is planning a hearing for April 22 that will focus on the schools’ finances and whether the people running them are corrupt....

March 18, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO GENERATE VITAL REVENUE

Senator Klein’s Video Lottery Terminal Legislation Expected to Generate $100 Million Annually

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Wednesday that the Senate passed legislation to expand hours and types of games for video lottery terminals (VLTs). Klein’s bill (S.706-D) is expected to generate an additional $100 million annually for state aid to education. There are currently more than 13,000 video lottery gaming machines at horse racing tracks across the state.

March 17, 2010
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Monroe County Public Libraries Receive $600,000 in Capital Funding

I am delighted that three public libraries in Monroe County – Rochester Public Library-Rundel Building, Irondequoit Public Library-Helen McGraw Branch, and Scottville Free Library – have been selected to receive nearly $600,000 in funding through the State Public Library Construction Grant Program for needed restorations and structural improvements to their existing facilities.  I commend city, town and library officials for their hard work and determination to secure this important state money.

March 17, 2010
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West Islip High School Robotics Club Demonstrated Invention At West Islip Public Library

West Islip High School Robotics Club demonstrated their robotic inventions at the West Islip Public Library on March 13, 2010. 

March 17, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer's Education Mandate Relief Package Passes Senate

 

Measures Reduce Unfunded Mandates and Provide Greater Flexibility to Contain Costs

March 17, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Northville High School Band

New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), along with the Music Educators' National Conference (MENC) is celebrating March as Music in Schools Month. As part of this celebration, area schools are giving special performances at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Local schools that are performing this month include: Fonda-Fultonville High School Select Chorus, Northville Central School Senior High Band, Van Antwerp Middle School Chamber Strings, and the Dorothy Nolan Elementary School Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus. On March 11th, State Senator Hugh T.

March 17, 2010
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Seward Celebrates Agriculture Literacy Week

By Susan CamprielloHudson-Catskill Newspapers

Students at Catskill Elementary School learned Monday the importance of trees to the environment and economy during a special Agricultural Literacy Week story hour. State Sen. James L. Seward, R-Oneonta, was the event’s guest reader.

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March 16, 2010
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Mandate Relief Package Passes Senate

The New York State Senate passed four measures today which will finally provide mandate relief across the state, and reverse New York’s long-standing practice of passing financial burdens onto local school districts.

Identified by school districts as vital to their operations and ability to budget in a prudent manner, the Democratic package will allow them to more effectively manage the resources they have, and make the best possible decisions for their communities in this time of fiscal crisis.

March 15, 2010
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SENATOR ESPADA ON MANDATE RELIEF PACKAGE PASSED IN THE SENATE

Press Contact: Steve Mangione cellular 914-403-4072

"This makes government more efficient by lifting unrealistic, burdensome regulations from school districts and providing schools with the flexibility to utilize resources more effectively for the benefit of children," said State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., a former teacher in the New York City public school system.

March 15, 2010
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Senate Passes Mandate Relief Legislation to Protect Taxpayers and Provide Districts Better Budgeting Abilities

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today applauded the passage of a legislative package that provides mandate relief and reverses New York’s long-standing practice of passing financial burdens onto local school districts.“This package of legislation represents our commitment to government efficiency. It just makes sense to give school districts the tools to best manage their resources, especially in these difficult economic times,” Senator Valesky said.

March 15, 2010
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Senate Majority Passes Mandate Relief Package

Four-Measure Plan Will Reduce Unfunded Mandates, Protect Taxpayers & Provide Districts Better Budgeting Abilities

The New York State Senate passed four measures today which will finally provide mandate relief across the state, and reverse New York’s long-standing practice of passing financial burdens onto local school districts.

March 15, 2010
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Talented Musicians From Suffolk County High Schools Perform in Albany at NYSSMA Event!

Senator Owen H. Johnson welcomed talented musicians from several high schools across Suffolk County at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on March 2, 2010.   The students  performed with the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association’s (SCMEA) All-County Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles.  The two groups performed as part of “Music in Our Schools Month” sponsored by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA).

March 15, 2010
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Talented Musicians From Suffolk County High Schools Perform in Albany at NYSSMA Event!

Senator Owen H. Johnson welcomed talented musicians from several high schools across Suffolk County at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on March 2, 2010.   The students  performed with the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association’s (SCMEA) All-County Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles.  The two groups performed as part of “Music in Our Schools Month” sponsored by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA).

March 15, 2010
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All-State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles Perform in Albany

Senator Owen H. Johnson congratulated Suffolk County High School students who performed with the All-State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles in Albany on March 1, 2010.  Both groups performed at a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) reception honoring the late Joseph R. Sugar, a tireless advocate for the advancement of music education in our schools. 

Left to right:  Michelle Lindlsley, North Babylon; Toni Ann Fanizzi, Islip HS; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Tessa Mae Buono, Sayville HS; Neil Bernstein of Sayville 

March 15, 2010
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