Issues: Education

Staff Analysis of the SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Vols. I & II

This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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2006-07 Rural Education Mini-Grants

A compendium of innovative teaching-learning projects that received matching funds through the Rural Education Advisory Committee’s (REAC’s) mini-grant program, made possible by appropriations from the New York State Legislature, at the request of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. The booklet includes projects completed in 2006-07 as well as those being conducted during the 2007-08 school year. A total of 139 applications from small and rural schools were submitted to REAC: 52 were funded, with a maximum award of $2500 each.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Adopted Budget

August 30, 2009
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Report of the Senate Finance Committee on the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

August 30, 2009
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Study on Potential Savings in Rural Public School Non-Instruction Costs Through Shared Services

A study of sixteen rural schools to determine the feasibility of sharing non-instructional services as an avenue to achieving cost savings.

August 30, 2009
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Financial Information Review

Pursuant to the State Finance Law (Section 23(5)), as amended by Chapter 1 of the laws of 2007, this is the Senate staff report on estimated State receipts and disbursements for the current and ensuing fiscal years.  Pursuant to the statute, included in this report are estimated tax receipts on an all-funds basis, estimated lottery receipts, estimated miscellaneous receipts to be received in the General Fund, and the underlying factors and data upon which such receipts are based. 

August 30, 2009
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Serrano at Island Kids Celebration

Senator Serrano was on Roosevelt Island for the culmination of the Island Kids Summer Camp. The camp is for children ages 5 to 13, and its programming includes swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, culinary arts, and weekly field trips. This program offers partial and full scholarships to low-income families, who might otherwise not be able to participate. The 2009 season kicked off on July 7th, and there was an upbeat closing ceremony on August 26th.

August 25, 2009
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Senator Johnson Sponsors Back to School Supply Drive

This month,  through the beginning of September, Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau), will be hosting a “Back to School” school supply drive,  in cooperation with Gateway Youth Outreach, an after-school homework assistance program for at-risk youth. The purpose of the supply drive is to get those less fortunate ready for school by providing them with new, much-needed school supplies.

August 21, 2009
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August 20, 2009
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Seward Announces Child Care Grants - Vital Support For Working Families

CORTLAND, 08/20/09 – At the YWCA of Cortland County, Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes, at his request, special funding to provide for essential child care programs for working families.

August 19, 2009
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Sen. Foley Announces $7,000 Grant for Hauppauge Public Library

Senator Foley shares a moment with Hauppauge Public Library Director Judith Berry during a visit to the library where Foley announced a $7,000 Legislative Grant to go towards the purchase of computers for the library.

 

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August 19, 2009
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Senator Ruben Diaz's August Newsletter

Before the school year begins, our district office will be moving to 900 Rogers Place, The Bronx, New York 10459

Click the PDF link below to view the Diaz's August Newsletter...

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August Newsletter

August 17, 2009
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Vital Legislation to Access Federal Education Funds

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) sponsored key legislation to update state statutes in order to qualify for over $2.4 billion in federal education funding.  The Senator is pleased to announce that these measures were recently signed into law by Governor Paterson. 

August 12, 2009
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August 11, 2009
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Senator Perkins On School Governance

On Thursday, August 6, 2009 The New York State Senate debated the issue of Mayoral Control of New York City Schools. This clip shows Senator Bill Perkins expressing his deep concerns with the continuation of Mayoral Control.

August 7, 2009
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