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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.