Issues: Education

Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 124 CAP

February 23, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Senate Honors Education Opportunity Programs

Programs Break Cycle of Poverty, Return State’s Investment 10 to 1

February 9, 2010
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2/09/2010: Springfield Gardens Education Complex

Senator Huntley, Kelly Urena, Coordinator of School Based Health Center and students from the district discuss 2010-11 Priorities:

Support preservationof $21.7 Million for School Based Health Centers (SBHCs)

Restore $507,000 in HCRA funds

Pass legislation (S. 6616 Montgomery/A. 9717 Gottfried) to reimburse SBHCs for CHP enrollees

February 8, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Says "Count Me In" to Census 2010 Efforts

 

The Senator provides key assistance to ensure maximum funding for Westchester communities

Recognizing the importance of an accurate and complete count of all residents residing in Westchester County, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is actively assisting local communities in her Senate district in their 2010 census outreach efforts.  

February 5, 2010
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Senate President Malcolm A. Smith And Senator Tom Duane Allocate $7.5 Million In Funding To Support Renovations To Lincoln Center

The funding will go towards costs for the design, architecture and engineering of Alice Tully Hall.

(New York, NY)- Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith along with Senator Tom Duane presented a $7.5 Million capital funding allocation to  Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to be used for its ongoing redevelopment of the recently renovated Alice Tully Hall.

The check will go towards costs for the design, architecture and engineering of the hall.

February 5, 2010
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Senator Montgomery's Charter School Letter

February 2010

Dear 18th Senate District Neighbor:

Thank you for sharing your views with me regarding the delivery and funding of quality education.  I am committed to helping our children achieve positive educational outcomes and working to secure the necessary federal and state resources to accomplish these goals.  With this goal in mind, my colleagues in the Senate and Assembly advanced a charter school bill that sought to place our state in the best possible position to win a maximum $700 million federal education financing award by submitting a timely and complete Race to The Top (RTTT) application.

February 5, 2010
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KLEIN ANNOUNCES 100K IN CAPITAL FUNDING GRANTS

KLEIN ANNOUNCES 100K IN CAPITAL FUNDING GRANTS

Senator Klein presents $50,000 to St. Dominic and $50,000 to St. Benedict Schools to fix broken windows and hole in roof

NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented 100K in grant money to St. Dominic and St. Benedict Catholic Schools today during their school assemblies.

St. Dominic has had a problem with broken windows for six years. Some of them do not open and one fell out, causing students to wear coats in the classroom to keep warm. Klein’s grant will be used to fix the windows.

February 5, 2010
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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

Have something to say about this testimony? Comment on our Blog

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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