Issues: Education

Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010
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Mayoral Control Bid Hinges on Alesi, Robach

(Rochester, N.Y.) – If Mayor Robert Duffy wants to take over the City School District, he has to convince two people: Rochester area State Senators Jim Alesi and Joe Robach. Neither are on board, and Alesi expressed strong reservations on Thursday.“Senators Robach and Alesi are critically important. I think it all hinges on them,” said Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski, a major opponent of mayoral control.

January 14, 2010
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Sen. Espada Supports Raising the Charter School Cap

Senator Espada speaks on increasing the cap on charter schools, which will benefit thousands of children in the Bronx and throughout the State, as well as bring vital federal dollars into the State's public school system. 

January 13, 2010
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Sen. Farley Greets Brown School Students in Albany

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, I, C - Schenectady) met with Brown School students on Jan. 12, 2010. The children in Kim Cooper and Lisa Della Rocco's classes talked with the Senator in Albany as they toured the Capitol and Legislative Office Building.

January 13, 2010
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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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