Issues: Education

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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LES schools land exemption from city-wide kindergarten rules

by Maura Walz

Lower East Side parents who want to ensure their pre-k students stay in the same school for kindergarten will now be able to do so, though a citywide policy bans schools from giving admissions preference to their own pre-k students.

Parents in Manhattan’s District 1 have been lobbying for the exemption for more than a year. The district’s parent council, elected officials and the Department of Education have hammered out a nearly-final deal, presented to parents at a public meeting last night.

December 9, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer answers questions from Seniors at Pavilion High School.

December 9, 2010 - Senator Ranzenhofer answers questions from Seniors at Pavilion High School.

December 8, 2009
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Yes, You Can Go To College!

Dear Friend,

In today's economy, higher education and life-long learning have become essential for success. However, the costs of higher education have become unbearable for some, and burdensome for all. According to a recently released study by the U.S. Department of Education, paying for college is a greater burden for New Yorkers than residents of any other state.

File: 
Yes, You Can Go To College.pdf

December 7, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child to College: Novemeber 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How to Send Your Child to College: Novemeber 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child to College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child to College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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Town Hall Meeting: A New High School For You...

SENATOR BILL PERKINSAND THE AMSTERDAM NEWSCO-SPONSORA TOWN HALL MEETINGA NEW HIGH SCHOOLFOR YOU…FRANK MCCOURT HIGH SCHOOLOF JOURNALISM, WRITING AND LITERATUREA NEW, PUBLIC, COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOLWITH A FOCUS ON CREATIVE AND EXPOSITORY WRITING,JOURNALISM, DIGITAL COMMUNICATION, AND LITERATURE. AND LOCATED AT THE “OLD BRANDEIS H.S. CAMPUS”AT 145 WEST 84TH STREET IN MANHATTANTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009, 6PM

December 3, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Bill Perkins’ college-bound Saturday morning

This past Saturday morning (November 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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November 23, 2009
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NYS SENATE UPSTATE CAUCUS AND LONG ISLAND DELEGATION STAND FIRM ON DRP POSITIONS: Upstate, Long Island Coalition Stands to Protect Schools & Constituents from Haphazard Cuts

In light of their shared concern on Upstate and Suburban property taxes, healthcare and education, the Senate Majority Upstate Caucus (Senators Aubertine, Chair; Breslin; Stachowski; Thompson; Valesky) has partnered with the Senators from Long Island, Senators Brian X Foley and Craig Johnson to steer DRP negotiations sensitive to the anticipated impact of the Governor’s proposed cuts throughout Upstate and Long Island.

November 16, 2009
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