Issues: Education

TEACHING SKILLS THAT SAVE LIVES

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

October 27, 2014
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Monroe 2 BOCES Participation in Government

I recently had the opportunity to talk to a Participation in Government class from Monroe 2 BOCES about my role as a State Senator and the importance of being involved in the election process. Many thanks to the students and teachers for their involvement and great questions!

October 24, 2014
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Grisanti-Sponsored "CPR In Schools" Bill Signed Into Law

They have traveled to Albany to meet with legislators; they held a CPR Rally at the Capitol; they have written letters to the editor; they have given countless media interviews; they have tweeted and they have phoned.

October 22, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Works With Kings Park School District To Benefit Students

Senator John Flanagan( 2nd Senate District) recently announced that his office has secured funding for the Kings Park Central School District.  The funding, which is the result of Senator Flanagan’s ongoing efforts to provide additional opportunities to Kings Park students, will help enhance the overall educational experience at all of the schools in the district.

Over the past four years, Senator Flanagan has secured close to $300,000 in state funding, beyond traditional school aid, that the district has used to offset the cost of a number of projects. 

October 21, 2014
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Grisanti Continues to Fight for Stronger Schools and More Options for Parents

Senator Mark Grisanti recently renewed his call to help both struggling schools and children with his support of the Education Investment Incentives Act and introduction of the Parental School Choice Program for the City of Buffalo.

October 21, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN AWARDS $200,000 TO LOCAL SCHOOLS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has awarded $200,000 in educational funding, through the New York State Senate, to support and assist the teachers and students of more than fifteen schools in his district.

 

The funding has been awarded in response to requests from individual schools as to the need for financial assistance to develop and improve instructional programming. Many of the schools included smart boards and laptop carts a top their wish lists recently addressed to Senator Golden.

 

October 20, 2014
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At the SUNY Sullivan Foundation Cocktail Extravaganza, October 18, 2014

Senator Bonacic attended the SUNY Sullivan Foundation’s cocktail extravanganza on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  "SUNY Sullivan Foundation does an outstanding job of securing funding for college equipment, programs and scholarships," said Senator Bonacic.  Here is the Senator with (l to r) Board of Trustee members, Lyman Holmes (Vice Chairman), Russ Heyman (Chairman), and SUNY Sullivan President, Dr. Karin Hilgersom."  

October 20, 2014
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Press Release: Yonkers State and City Delegations Secure Important Grants for State-of-the-Art Technology Center At Yonkers Public Library Riverfront Branch

Yonkers, NY - Members of the Yonkers State Delegation, which includes Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Democratic Conference Leader, Senator George Latimer, Assembly Members Shelley Mayer and Gary Pretlow, were joined by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, to announce $285,000 combined funding from state and federal resources toward creation of a new state-of-the-art technology center at the Yonkers Public Library Riverfront Branch.

October 20, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Secures Funding To Benefit Commack School Students

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently announced that he has secured funding for the Commack Public Schools.  The funding, the result of Senator Flanagan’s ongoing efforts to secure educational funding for Commack students, will help enhance technology in facilities throughout the school district.

October 20, 2014
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Senator Valesky Visits Clinton's Youngest and Oldest Residents

Senator Valesky spent October 17 in the village of Clinton. He stopped by Clinton Elementary School and then LutheranCare, where he accepted an award and spent some time with residents.

October 17, 2014
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RITCHIE THANKS “CHEFS-IN-TRAINING” FROM ST. LAWRENCE-LEWIS BOCES NORTHWEST TECH CENTER

State Senator Patty Ritchie thanked culinary students from St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Northwest Tech Center for preparing lunches for her recent St. Lawrence County Senior Health and Wellness Fair.

October 17, 2014
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Press Release: Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Tours Expanded Universal Pre-Kindergarten Classes at Sacred Heart School in Yonkers

Yonkers, NY - Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Democratic Conference Leader, and Assembly Member Shelley Mayer toured expanded pre-kindergarten classrooms at Sacred Heart School in Yonkers today, made possible through the state’s Universal Pre-K Funding Program that they voted for in the 2014 State Budget. Sacred Heart has been able to add 120 pre-kindergarten slots and 100 other seats were added at two other Catholic Schools also located in Yonkers, as part of the $2.2 million state education grant awarded to the Catholic School Region of Central Westchester.

October 16, 2014
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At the kickoff of the Ulster BOCES partnership with NASA's HUNCH program

Senator Bonacic presented remarks at the kickoff of the Ulster BOCES instructional partnership with NASA’s HUNCH program on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  This is a program where students receive hands-on, real-world experience with NASA scientists and engineers. The idea is to inspire the next generation of researchers and space explorers, and the Senator stated that educational investments such as this will help all of us learn more about space.  

October 15, 2014
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Senator Valesky Meets With Students From "Big Picture" Program at LaFayette High

Senator Valesky had the opportunity to meet with students in the Big Picture program at Lafayette High School while on their field trip in Albany.

October 15, 2014
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RITCHIE SECURES NEARLY $70,000 TO IMPROVE SAFETY AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

In an effort to improve safety and security at local schools, State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced nearly $70,000 in special funding to be distributed to  districts throughout Central and Northern New York.

“When children are in the classroom and when teachers are leading lessons, the focus should be on learning—not whether or not they are safe and out of harm’s way,” said Senator Ritchie.

“All you need to do is pick up a newspaper to see that schools have been faced with a wide variety of incidents threatening their safety.  The need for security upgrades has been one of the top priorities expressed by local educators, and I’m pleased to provide this funding which will help to ensure that learning remains at the forefront of the minds of students, educators and parents.”

October 14, 2014
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Nanuet School District Creates New Innovative Outdoor Programs at Outdoor Education Center

On Friday, October 10th, Senator David Carlucci visited the Nanuet Outdoor Education Center, along with Superintendent Mark McNeill and Assistant Superintendent Meredith Fox, to observe new programs happening at the Outdoor Education Center. The programs are designed to teach students the importance of agriculture and the idiosyncrasies of marketing and selling a product.

October 10, 2014
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New Bill Aims To Reduce Train Noise Near City Schools

Senator Gianaris joined Congressman Joe Crowley, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, parents and students at PS 85 to continue to fight for peaceful classrooms free from noise caused by passing trains. Check out this CBS News report for more details. 

October 10, 2014
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What are you thankful for this year?

To celebrate Thanksgiving Day this year, Senator Dilan is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration for children in grades K – 6. The theme of the Thanksgiving Day celebration is: “What are you thankful for?”

Participating schools can submit their students original poem, one-page essay, or artwork expressing what they are thankful for electronically, preferably in jpeg or pdf format, here.

All submissions will be published online, and students will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation.

Please submit your essay, poetry or art work for inclusion in the Thanksgiving Day Showcase by November 24, 2014.

October 9, 2014
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THIS MONTH, CHOOSE TO BE KIND

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column

Did you know that every day, 160,000 teens reportedly skip school because they are bullied? In addition, a recent survey indicated that 18 percent of New York high school students had been bullied on school property and 16 percent had experienced cyberbullying in the past year. 

October 9, 2014
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