Issues: Education

Senator Serrano at Manhattan College Community Leaders' Roundtable

Senator Serrano attended the Manhattan College Community Leaders' Roundtable, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The lively panel discussion featured various elected officials including Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Councilmember Oliver Koppell, Mayor Philip Amiconi, and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz.

October 20, 2009
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Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and after my urging the governor to recognize this very special event, he has officially designated this Down Syndrome Awareness Month in New York state as well. 

In calling on the governor to make the official proclamation, I stressed the opportunity to increase awareness of Down syndrome and to promote inclusion and acceptance of individuals born with the condition.  I am pleased he accepted the opportunity and issued the statewide proclamation.

October 16, 2009
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Senators Brian Foley, Suzi Oppenheimer and Ken LaValle at the Senate Education Committee hearing exploring ways to achieve taxpayer savings through the BOCES model of shared delivery of services

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), held the first of three public hearings exploring how the delivery of shared services through Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) or related entities might be expanded to create greater efficiencies and lead to further taxpayer savings.  The hearing took place on October 2, 2009 at the Western Suffolk BOCES Conference Center in Wheatley Heights, New York.  It was attended by representatives of BOCES, school districts, unions and governmental organizations. 

October 14, 2009
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October 13, 2009
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Parent Resource Guide

My staff and I handed out thousands of the first-ever 25th Senate District Parent Resource Guides on the first day of school last month.  My guide offers parents and educators a comprehensive list of government, civic and educational resources available in the 25th Senate district.  I am happy to offer this to my constituents, and eager for input and feedback on how we can improve future editions. I hope it is helpful, and please contact my office to receive your own copy.

October 9, 2009
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Announcement of Frank McCourt High School

On October 6th, Senator Duane joined New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, other elected officials, community leaders and parents at a press conference announcing the creation of a small, selective, Upper West Side high school named in honor of Frank McCourt.  The new school, on Manhattan’s Brandeis campus at 145 West 84 Street, is slated to open to its first ninth grade class in September 2010.  The announcement marked the end of a year-long collaborative effort among the New York City

October 8, 2009
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Reading Day

Senator Maziarz visits Errick Road School in the Niagara-Wheatfield School District to read to the 2nd Graders.

October 7, 2009
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Reading Day

Senator Maziarz visits Errick Road School in the Niagara-Wheatfield School District to read to the 2nd Graders.

October 7, 2009
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Reading Day

Senator Maziarz visits Errick Road School in the Niagara-Wheatfield School District to read to the 2nd Graders.

October 7, 2009
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends the Ernie Davis Hall Dedication Ceremony at Syracuse University.

New York State provided $5 million in support for the building’s construction through the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program.

October 6, 2009
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Hearing to Explore Ways that BOCES Model Can be Used to Create Greater Efficiencies in the Provision of Public Services

Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) were created to help school districts improve their educational offerings by delivering shared services.  In an era of growing fiscal challenges, the Senate Committee on Education, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is interested in examining ways that the BOCES’ model might be expanded to achieve efficiencies resulting in greater taxpayer savings.

October 1, 2009
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Sen. Foley Announces $250,000 Grant for Sachem Public Library

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) announced  a major grant to beneift the Sachem Public Library during a recent visit to the library. Sen. Foley has secured $250,000 grant for the libray through the State Dormitory Authority.

The funding will go towards expanding the "teen service area" and the establishement of study/reading areas at the library. In addition, the library will now be able to purchase RFID equipment; a modern tool to better organize books throughout the library and make operations more efficient.

 

September 25, 2009
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Senator Squadron's Back-to-School Forum

Please join State Senator Daniel Squadron for a Back to School forum on Tuesday, September 29, 2009.  Come out and talk with Senator Squadron along with parents, educators, and community members about our local schools and to highlight challenges and priorities for the coming school year.  The details for this event are below, and please feel free to forward this e-mail and the attached flier to anyone you think might be interested in attending.

Please RSVP to: wuest@senate.state.ny.us, as space may be limited.

September 29, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Squadron's Back-to-School Forum

Please join State Senator Daniel Squadron for a Back to School forum on Tuesday, September 29, 2009.  Come out and talk with Senator Squadron along with parents, educators, and community members about our local schools and to highlight challenges and priorities for the coming school year.  The details for this event are below, and please feel free to forward this e-mail and the attached flier to anyone you think might be interested in attending.

September 17, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE CONTINUES FIGHTING FOR CAMPUS SAFETY-

Yale and Hofstra Crimes Offer Sad Reminder Of Need To Address Security Issues

 

September 16, 2009
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