Issues: Education

Winner: Budget Cuts Cannot Compromise School Safety

Albany, N.Y., January 29 –State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that he’ll be urging the new Democratic leadership of the state Senate to follow the lead of Republicans when they held control of the chamber in 2008 and immediately reject a proposal to reassign nearly 100 New York State Troopers currently working as “school resource officers” (SROs) in schools across New York.

February 5, 2010
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Joint Budget Hearing - 1/27/10 - Higher Ed - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Higher Education NYS Legislature Joint Budget Hearings Testimony:

Chris Rosa and Aquina Nolan - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Albany, NY  1/27/2010

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February 4, 2010
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Joint Budget Hearing - 1/27/10 - Higher Ed - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Higher Education NYS Legislature Joint Budget Hearings Testimony:

Chris Rosa and Aquina Nolan - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities

Albany, NY  1/27/2010

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February 4, 2010
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Senator Saland Speaks on Improving State and Federal Education Policy

Senator Saland appears at the National Press Club to announce findings and provide recommendations for improved federal and state education policy.

February 3, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To SUNY Boards, Veterans' Homes

The New York State Senate confirmed 10 appointees to various state boards today, including members to the SUNY and CUNY Boards of Trustees, Cornell Board of Trustees, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry Board of Trustees, a number of veterans’ homes, and the State University Construction Fund (SUCF). Eunice A. Lewin; SUNY Board of Trustees

February 2, 2010
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Senator Saland Speaks on Improving State and Federal Education Policy.

Senator Saland appears at the National Press Club to announce findings and provide recommendations for improved federal and state education policy. As Co-Chair of NCSL's Education Task Force, the Senator was honored to be a part of this endeavor.  Please click on the link to read the "Education Week" article!

February 2, 2010
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2/02/2010: New York Charter Parents Association Lobby Day

The New York Charter Parents Association (NYCPA) is a non-profit organization founded by parents. We are an independent organization advocating for parent and student rights in charter schools.

We would like to see the following charter laws amended:

Equal Per Pupil Funding, Facilities Funding, Charter Contracts and By-Laws, State Receivership, Independent Parent Association, Accountability and Transparency, Parent Voice, Parent Rights, Student Rights, Co-locations and Charter Cap.

February 1, 2010
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Senator Bonacic met recently with Charlotte Valley Central School Superintendent, Mark Dupra.

Senator Bonacic met recently with Charlotte Valley Central School Superintendent, Mark Dupra, to discuss budgetary and educational issues.

February 1, 2010
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Senator Bonacic visits SUNY Delhi

Senator Bonacic is pictured with SUNY President Candace Vancko and Delaware County Repbublican Chair, Len Govern, at a recent breakfast at the college, where he discussed budgetary and educational issues.

February 1, 2010
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Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Education

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing to examine the full fiscal consequences—including proposed cuts—of the Governor’s education budget on districts and programs. When: February 2 @ 10 A.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:NYS Education Department: Commissioner David Steiner NYC Department of Education: Chancellor Joel Klein 

February 1, 2010
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States Taking the Lead Addressing Concussions

As dozens of state lawmakers consider legislation to improve awareness and treatment of concussions in youth sports, the movement is resembling a music style or weather pattern: what started in the Pacific Northwest is wafting across the United States.

January 30, 2010
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Senator Squadron Joins Parents and Doctors To Protect Young Athletes Against Concussions

Senator: New Legislation Would Require Training for Coaches on Concussions, Protect Injured Players Squadron Calls for Tough, First-Ever Statewide Safety Rules and Standards as Evidence of Long-Term Effects of Mishandled Head Injuries Mounts New York, NY – State Senator Daniel Squadron will join young athletes, parents, coaches, medical professionals, and brain injury experts from around New York on Sunday to announce new legislation that would require mandatory training for coaches in recognizing head injuries and the symptoms of concussions, and ensure that stude

January 29, 2010
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NYS SENATOR ALESI ANNOUNCES COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS Awards Geared Towards Italian-American Students

Rochester – Alesi (Republican, 55th District) announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

January 28, 2010
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View Testimony from Joint Budget Hearings

 

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Below you will find the list of combined testimonies from all of the Joint Budget Hearings in both written and video formats. This page will be updated as the materials become available.

January 28, 2010
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