Issues: Education

Senator Bonacic attends The Hall of Fame Tribute Dinner benefiting the John A. Coleman Catholic High School

Senator Bonacic attended The Hall of Fame Tribute Dinner which was held on February 27th, 2010 at the Hillside Manor honoring four individuals who have made an enormous impact on the Coleman Community.  The honorees were Ms. Kathy Janeczek (posthumously), Mrs. Linda Molyneaux, Mr. James Quigley and Monsignor William Williams.  The proceeds from this event benefit the John A. Coleman Catholic High School Scholarship Fund which provides tuition assistance to enrolled Coleman students.

March 5, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 9, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Statement of Education Committee Chair Suzi Openheimer On Announcement That New York Is Finalist For Federal "Race To The Top" Funds

I am gratified that the Obama administration has named New York as one of 16 finalists in the federal Race to the Top competition.  New York has long been a model of innovation and creativity in education and I fully expected our application to be competitive.  I want to take this opportunity to thank President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for championing the cause of education reform and recognizing the steps New York has taken to better prepare our students for success in the global marketplace.  I look forward to the next phase of the competition and will cont

March 4, 2010
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Legislative Update

Senator Dilan speaks with Executive Director of the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., Michelle Neugebauer about recent updates to services in Cypress Hills and City Line.

March 2, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

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

March 2, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Educators Hail Senator Oppeneheimer's Efforts ot Provide School Districts Mandate Relief and Increased Flexibility to Manage Costs

     Acknowledging the difficult economic circumstances facing schools throughout the State, the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, today took decisive action to assist school districts in meeting their considerable fiscal challenges.  The Committee acted favorably on several bills that are part of Senator Oppenheimer’s reform agenda to provide mandate relief and afford greater flexibility to school districts to manage expenses and achieve cost savings. 

February 26, 2010
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Fix Our Schools, Don't Close Them!

Parent of a charter school child emotionally displays the message of the charter school reform campaign.

February 26, 2010
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Charter School Press Conference

Senator Bill Perkins holds press conference with NYC Councilmember Robert Jackson, and parents of charter school children.  The press conference discussed the issue of charter schools in New York State and the need for reform to bring about greater transparency and accountability of the managment of charter schools.

February 26, 2010
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Pols reject Clinton School move, creating rift among ’rents

By Jefferson Siegel As parents continue to challenge a plan that would shuffle students among several Chelsea schools, a half-dozen local politicians have joined in calling for the Department of Education to withdraw its proposal to relocate the Clinton School for Writers and Artists from its current home at PS 11 to PS 33.

February 25, 2010
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Senate Ag Committee Honors N.Y. Future Farmers of America

Senate Passes Ag Committee Sponsored Resolution Designating Feb. 20-27 FFA Week

ALBANY (February 23, 2010)—In a show of support for agricultural education, the State Senate today passed a resolution sponsored by the Senate Agriculture Committee that designates the week of February 20-27, 2010 as Future Farmers of America (FFA) Week in the State of New York.

February 23, 2010
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NYS Senator Suzi Oppenheimer comments on Education Committee meeting - 2/23/10

February 23, 2010: NYS Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-WF, 37th District, Part of Westchester County), Chairperson of the Senate Education Committee, updates constituents on the latest developments by her committee.

February 23, 2010
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Seward Takes In Student Masterpieces

ALBANY, 02/23/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today proudly welcomed students from Cairo-Durham Central School and Frankfort-Schuyler Central School to Albany for the New York State Art Teachers Association 20th Annual Legislative Student Art Exhibit.

February 23, 2010
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Mandate Relief, Reducing Tax Burden On Homeowners Tops Education Committee Agenda

Education Committee Takes Up Legislation Providing Mandate Relief For School Districts And Reducing Tax Burden For Homeowners

February 23, 2010
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Educators Hail Senator Oppenheimer's Efforts To Provide School Districts Mandate Relief And Increased Flexibility To Manage Costs

Acknowledging the difficult economic circumstances facing schools throughout the State, the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, today took decisive action to assist school districts in meeting their considerable fiscal challenges. The Committee acted favorably on several bills that are part of Senator Oppenheimer’s reform agenda to provide mandate relief and greater flexibility to school districts to manage expenses and achieve cost savings.

February 23, 2010
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Senator Farley Discusses Schenectady Community Action Program's Career Readiness Program

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with representatives from the Schenectady Community Action Program's Career Readiness Program (also known as the Displaced Homemaker Program) on Feb. 22nd in Albany. The Career Readiness Program assists individuals to land gainful employment and succeed in the workplace. Career Readiness began in 1978 as the Displaced Homemaker Program and targeted mid-life and older women. In 1995, the services were expanded to eligible men and women of all ages.

February 23, 2010
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The Future of Farming

As our world evolves and technological advances propel us forward at lightning speed, one constant remains – agriculture.  No matter how smart our cell phones become or how large our television screens grow,  agriculture persists as the economic, social and environmental binding force. 

February 18, 2010
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Aubertine Discusses 2010-11 Budget with School Officials

Senator seeks input on minimizing the impact of cuts on local students and property taxpayers

February 18, 2010
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