Issues: Education

SENATOR PARKER OPPOSES GOVERNOR'S EXCESSIVE MID-YEAR SCHOOL CUTS

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

November 9, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer to Push for Mandate Relief and Expansion of BOCES Services as Means to Achieve Cost-Savings in Education and Reduce Budget Deficit

School Officials Call for Greater Flexibility to Consolidate Services and Achieve Taxpayer Savings

November 9, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer Congratulates Briarcliff Middle School Students on Their "Internet Smarts"

 

 

The Senator Discusses Internet Safety with Students at Briarcliff Middle School

 

November 9, 2009
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November 21, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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Senator José M. Serrano and NYS Senate Launch Revolutionary Open Legislation Website at Harlem High School

(New York, NY) - Today, Senator Jose M. Serrano launched the Senate's new Open Legislation  website through an interactive presentation to students at the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics.

November 5, 2009
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11/05/2009: Career Day @ The New Preparatory Middle School (I.S. #8)

Senator Huntley visits I.S. 8 - Left to Right: Jonathan Remesson, and Kester Peters have started their school newspaper.

November 5, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE CRITICIZES PROPOSED SUNY CUTS-

Governor’s Proposal is Unfair and Hurts State’s Economy

 

October 26, 2009
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October 23, 2009
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October Is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

EDMESTON, 10/21/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined students and staff at Pathfinder Village in recognizing October as Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

October 22, 2009
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Serrano at All Hallow's High School

Senator Serrano, alongside Lee Llambelis, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York, gave a presentation on avoiding the pitfalls of the student loan industry at All Hallows High School in the Bronx.

October 21, 2009
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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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