Issues: Education

SENATOR GOLDEN KICKS OFF LOCAL SCHOOL CONTEST

SENATOR GOLDEN KICKS OFF LOCAL SCHOOL CONTEST

STUDENTS TO COMPETE TO BE NAMED

January 12, 2010
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Sen. Farley Meets With Students from St. Helen's School on Jan. 11th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, I, C - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with studetns from St. Helen's School, Schenectady, on January 11, 2010, when they visited Albany. The Senator discussed New York State government and history with the children.

January 11, 2010
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NYS Sen. Pedro Espada: State of the State, Legislative Priorities, MLK Day of Service [EN ESPANOL]

NYS Senator Pedro Espada discusses Governor David Paterson's 2010 State of the State address, his legislative priorities for the year ahead (including charter schools) and the Martin Luther King's legacy of service in a January 11, 2010 interview.

January 11, 2010
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NYS Senator Pedro Espada Discusses Charter Schools

NYS Senator Pedro Espada Discusses charter schools in New York State in a January 11, 2010 interview outside of the Senate chambers

January 11, 2010
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Rally in Support of Timely Legislation That Would Increase Cap on Charter Schools and Pave Way for Federal Funds

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (cellular) For Release 2 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010
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State Senator Ruben Diaz Criticizes Lack of State Representation in Newly Created Museum of The American Latino

New York State Senator Ruben Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus today sent a letter to Congressman José Serrano requesting that he review the lack of state representation in the recently created National Museum of the American Latino. 

January 7, 2010
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Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Mission Statement

Mission Statement

More than 80 percent of New York State is made up of rural communities with around 3.3 million residents in 44 rural counties, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To address the needs, interests and concerns of these communities, the New York State Legislature established the Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources in 1982.

January 7, 2010
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Learning about state government

Jordan Fox-Stoddard, a fifth grader at Spruce Elementary School in North Tonawanda, stopped by Senator Maziarz' district office to learn about state government.

December 23, 2009
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Ending the kindergarten shuffle, keeping continuity

By Daniel Squadron, Brian Kavanagh and Lisa Donlan

December 22, 2009
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State aid delay prompts spending freeze for Tupper schools

All local school districts, counties are affected

By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: December 16, 2009

Gov. David Paterson's plan to preserve the state's cash flow by delaying December aid payments to schools by 10 percent has led one local school district to implement a spending freeze.

"Anything that's not critical to school operations, safety or programs is not going to be approved," Tupper Lake Central School District Superintendent Seth McGowan said.

December 18, 2009
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December 16, 2009
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FAQ -- What happens to all of the Lottery Revenue?

I am frequently asked how much does the New York State Lottery contributesto state education funding. 

Below is a simple breakdown of school funding statewide and the Lottery's impact.

Where Do Schools Get Their Money?

Local Taxes:     46 percent ($22.92 billion)

State Sources:     39 percent ($19.23 billion)(other than NYS Lottery)

NYS Lottery:     5 percent ($2.36 billion)

December 14, 2009
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER ON GOVERNOR PATERSON’S CALL TO CUT SCHOOL AND LOCAL AID

STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER ON GOVERNOR PATERSON’S CALL TO CUT SCHOOL AND LOCAL AID

21ST SENATE DISTRICT

December 14, 2009
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Michael J. Rizzo Receives Senate Proclamation Honoring Career

Michael J. Rizzo, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources was honored by New York Senate Proclamation at a recent West Babylon School District Board Meeting.  Senator Owen H. Johnson, a long time friend, presented the Proclamation in recognition of Michael's 36 years of service to the West Babylon School District.  Members of the School Board and District Administrators were present to acknowledge his outstanding career and wish him well on his December 18th retirement.

December 11, 2009
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Senator Diane Savino Speaks at the Calandra Institute's 30th Anniversary

Senator Diane J. Savino spoke at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's 30th Year Anniversary, on November 30, 2009.  

December 11, 2009
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Senator Savino Sponsors Back to School Blast

The “Back to School Blast” organized by Senator Diane Savino , featured  free school supplies, free health screenings, healthy snacks, face painting, giveaways, as well as school and college-related information.

December 11, 2009
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DNAinfo: P.S. 51 Development Shrinks Playground, Mobilizes Parents

By Serena Solomon

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

December 11, 2009

MIDTOWN - Community leaders and parents are concerned about a Hell's Kitchen construction project that could increase the number of children at the overcrowded school and shrink the size of the playground.

The development occupies most of a block from W. 44th to W. 45th streets between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and would replace the century-old P.S. 51 with a new, larger building. It would also add 1,200 apartments and commercial space.

December 10, 2009
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