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Mayoral Control - Two Lawmakers Weigh In

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Mayoral Control - Two Lawmakers Weigh In

By Beth FertigMay 14, 2009

When the New York Civil Liberties Union invited reporters to hear its ideas for reforming mayoral control of the schools today, it also invited two legislators with their own strong opinions.

May 15, 2009
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Commencing to Commencement

I have the honor of giving the commencement address tomorrow at Morrisville State College, one of the jewels in our State University of New York (SUNY) system.

I have visited Morrisville several times in the past and have been impressed by their campus, faculty, students, President Ray Cross, and most especially their School of Agriculture & Natural Resources.

May 15, 2009
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Senator Foley Discusses Internet Safety with Sayville Students as Part of "Internet Smarts" Series

SAYVILLE, NY – Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) addressed over 260 students at the Sayville Middle School during an “Internet Smarts” students assembly where 6th graders learned the importance of safe internet use. Cyberbullying and Social Networking was the focus of the day as students learned how to use the internet for education and enjoyment without putting themselves at risk.

May 15, 2009
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Sen. Foley Greets Sayville Middle School Students During "Internet Smarts" Program

Sen. Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) addressed over 260 students at Sayville Middle School during an “Internet Smarts” student assembly where 6th graders learned the importance of safe internet use. Cyberbullying and Social Networking were the focus of the day as students learned how to use the internet for education and enjoyment without putting themselves at risk.

May 15, 2009
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Sen. Foley "Certifies" Sayville Middle School Student During "Internet Smarts" Program

Sen. Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) addressed over 260 students at Sayville Middle School during an “Internet Smarts” student assembly where 6th graders learned the importance of safe internet use. Cyberbullying and Social Networking were the focus of the day as students learned how to use the internet for education and enjoyment without putting themselves at risk.

May 15, 2009
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Congratulations 2009 Teachers of Distinction

On Thursday, May 7th I had the opportunity to honor 40 teachers from throughout our community who excel in the classroom in preparing our children for their future. On behalf of the families, students and parents I extend our gratitude to each and every teacher in the classrooms throughout Northeast Queens and our congratulations to the 2009 Teachers of Distinction. 

May 13, 2009
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Parent Empowerment Seminar - "Cradle to College" - THIS Saturday

Free educational supplies, free laptops, workshops and so much more...

For additional information, please contact Senator Adams' District Office: 718-284-4700.

August 15, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Joint Committee Hearing on Administration for Children’s Services' Plan to Move Children from Child Care to Kindergarten

Senate Standing Committee on Children and FamiliesSenate Standing Committee on Education

Assembly Standing Committee on Children and FamiliesAssembly Standing Committee on Education

Notice of Public Hearing

 

May 28, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Public Hearing: Senate Committee on Education Public Hearing

Subject:  Governance of the New York City School District

May 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing on the Governance of the New York City School District

 

Members of the Committee will hear testimony from interested parties to help inform their decision making with regard to the future governance of the New York City School system.

The school governance law which gave the Mayor of New York authority to operate the city’s public schools was enacted by the New York State Legislature in 2002.  This law is set to expire on June 30, 2009. 

May 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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June 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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College Financial Aid Information

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

May 6, 2009
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Mayoral Control Town Hall

Senator Joe Addabbo

wants to hear

what you think about

Mayoral Control of our Public Schools

Come voice your opinion at a

Town Hall meeting

When:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

7:00 to 9:00pm

Where:

Our Lady of Hope

61-21 71 Street

(Enter through parking lot on Eliot Avenue)Middle Village, NY 11379

For more information call Pete at

Senator Addabbo’s office

May 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Mayor Bloomberg and Joel Klein Told to Relax on Mayor Control of Schools

ALBANY - Several state lawmakers warned Tuesday they intend to soften mayoral control over the schools - and urged Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel Klein to get on board.

"If you come in here and continue to say to us that the system is perfect - leave it that way, you're going to be very unhappy," Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) told Klein at a Senate Education Committee hearing.

May 6, 2009
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Budget Bill Texts 2009-10: Education, Labor and Family

Contains

    - Budget Bill Text for Education, Labor and Family

    - Article VII Text for Education, Labor and Family

File: 
2009-10 Budget Text for Education, Labor and Families

File: 
2009-10 Article VII Text for Education, Labor, and Families

May 1, 2009
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Senator Catharine Young to be keynote Commencement speaker

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

SUNY advocate and New York State Senator Catharine Young will be the featured keynote speaker at SUNY Fredonia’s Commencement on Saturday, May 16.
 
FOR FULL STORY CLICK HERE

April 14, 2009
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Yonkers Delegation: Final Budget Increases Aid to Education for Yonkers Schools

Budget avoids funding cuts to Yonkers

The Yonkers State Legislative delegation announced that the final state budget agreement avoids drastic cuts to the Yonkers Public Schools and the City of Yonkers which were originally proposed in the Executive budget.

April 1, 2009
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William Floyd High School Inauguration Event

Mastic Beach, NY – As millions of citizens and hundreds of elected officials from around the country gathered in Washington D.C to celebrate the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama, Sen. Brian X. Foley joined students at the William Floyd School District as they took part in the festivities. Sen.

April 1, 2009
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William Floyd High School Inauguration Event

Mastic Beach, NY – As millions of citizens and hundreds of elected officials from around the country gathered in Washington D.C to celebrate the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama, Sen. Brian X. Foley joined students at the William Floyd School District as they took part in the festivities. Sen.

April 1, 2009
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