Issues: Education

SENATOR LAVALLE SUPPORTS ANTI-BULLYING BILLS –

Package of Bills Address Bullying, Cyber-Bullying, and Hazing

May 4, 2010
Read more...

Griffo Unveils Anti-Bullying Bills For Child Safety

(Albany) – Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C)  today joined members of the Senate Republican Conference in announcing the introduction of a legislative slate of bills targeted to prevent bullying, cyber-bullying and hazing among New York schoolchildren. 

Senator Griffo is co-sponsoring a legislative package which would also prohibit any type of bullying on school property or school functions, increase the penalties for hazing, and establish a statewide central registry for reporting bullying, cyber-bullying and hazing complaints. 

May 4, 2010
Read more...

Senator John A. DeFrancisco explains his vote on the Charter School bill.

Senator DeFrancisco explains why he is voted "YES" on Charter Schools bill.

Senator DeFrancisco voted "yes" to better the chances of avoiding layoffs to thousands of teachers and other school district employees throughout the State of New York.

May 4, 2010
Read more...
May 3, 2010
Read more...

Strengthening NY's Educational System: Senate Passes Legislation To Increase Number of Charter Schools & Enact New Accountability Standards

As part of its efforts to enhance New York’s ability to receive federal funding in Phase II of the Race to the Top competition, the State Senate passed legislation (S.7678) to increase the charter school cap and strengthen educational reforms through greater transparency, accountability and educational opportunities for special needs students. 

May 3, 2010
Read more...

Senator Saland at the Annual Hudson Children's Book Festival

Senator Saland hosted a booth at the Annual Hudson Children's Book Festival.   Lucy Baeckmann, Fifth Grade Teacher at Cairo Elementary School, her daughter Jessica Baeckmann and friend Taylor Metzler had fun!

May 2, 2010
Read more...

Senator Jose Peralta Calls for Wall Street Bonus Tax to Prevent Education and Adult Literacy Budget Cuts

(April 29, 2010) Today, Senator Jose Peralta was joined by Alliance for Quality Education and Make the Road New York to call on Wall Street to pay its fair share in order to prevent millions of dollars in education cuts to New York City Schools and adult literacy programs.

The groups cited Wall Street’s recent record profits of more than $61 billion in 2009 with bonuses for the same year exceeding $20 billion, while the average New Yorker makes $50, 000 annually, and called for them to bear their share of the state’s fiscal crisis.

April 30, 2010
Read more...

2010 Teacher Recognition Award

Senator Foley Asks Community Members to Nominate Outstanding Teachers for 2010 Teacher Recognition Award

April 30, 2010
Read more...

YouthBuild Long Island Students Visit State Capitol

Photo left to right:  Michael Russell; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Salaaman Keitt; Andrew Martinez; and Elizabeth Morgan, Director.

Senator Owen Johnson was pleased to meet with YouthBuild Long Island students who recently visited Albany to discuss their program’s successes in the Long Island community.

April 29, 2010
Read more...

Capitol Student

Senator Winner recently welcomed Andrew Dunn of Tompkins County to the State Capitol.  Andrew, a student at the Charles O. Dickerson High School in Trumansburg, was one of 30 high school students from across the state who participated in the 10th Annual “Students Inside Albany” conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State. 

April 27, 2010
Read more...

Padavan Sponsors Educational Event At Mary Louis Academy

On Wednesday April 21st, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) sponsored the “Young Women in Math Day” at the Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica Estates.

April 26, 2010
Read more...

Charter School Public Hearing (Part1)

NYS Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Public Hearing 4/22/10 Part 1

April 23, 2010
Read more...

Charter School Public Hearing (Part2)

NYS Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Public Hearing 4/22/10 Part 2

April 23, 2010
Read more...

Charter School Public Hearing (Part 3)

NYS Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Public Hearing 4/22/10 Part 3

April 23, 2010
Read more...
Syndicate content