Issues: Education

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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August 6, 2009
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Senate Passes Padavan's NYC School Governance Legislation

The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Frank Padavan (S.5887) that extends and improves mayoral control of New York City schools. The legislation now goes to Governor Paterson where he is expected to sign it into law before the start of the school year.   

August 6, 2009
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Senate Passes NYC School Governance Legislation

(New York, NY) - The New York State Senate passed five critical pieces of legislation and a resolution reforming school governance policy for the City of New York.   The school governance reform package passed by the Senate empowers parents with greater access to the school system, increases transparency and fiscal oversight, promotes enhanced arts education, addresses concerns over school safety procedures and strengthens the role of community superintendents. 

August 6, 2009
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Senator Thompson To Deliver $40,000 To Grand Island Schools. "Funding will be used for Project Lead and Capital Improvements."

For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

Grand Island, NY – Today at 2:00 pm New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) will present a check to Grand Island schools for $40,000  at the disctrict office located at 1100 Ransom Road in Grand Island.

August 6, 2009
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8/06/2009: Senate Passes NYC School Governance Legislation

“As a State Senator I was given a mandate from my district to ensure

their concerns are heard and they are afforded a seat at the table

when it comes to the education of the city’s 1.1 million school

children,” said Senator Shirley Huntley, School Governance Task Force

co-chair. “I am pleased key amendments included in the school

governance bill will increase the accountability and transparency of

the city’s education system, and more importantly increase parental

involvement

August 5, 2009
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8/06/2009: Special Session

Senator Shirley L. Huntley speaks on S. 5887/A. 8903 (Padavan/Silver) 

Relates to the New York City School District, Board of Education, Chancellor, community councils and community superintendents

 

BILL NUMBER: S5887

SPONSOR: PADAVAN

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the education law, in relation to the New York city

board of education, chancellor, community councils and community super-

intendents; to amend chapter 738 of the laws of 1988, amending the

August 5, 2009
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Senator Diaz on School Governance - August 6, 2009

 Senator Diaz on School Governance - August 6, 2009

August 5, 2009
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Senator Bill Perkins & Local Teens Raise Awareness of Urban Issues

Senator Bill Perkins & Local Teens Raise Awareness of Urban Issues

August 3, 2009
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7/23/2009: State Senator Shirley L. Huntley at School Governance Rally

State Senator Shirley L. Huntley and other Democratic State Senators, brought the battle over school control to Mayor Bloomberg's doorstep yesterday on the steps of City Hall.

Photo Courtesy of Lester Muse, Jr.

July 27, 2009
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7/23/2009: Senator Shirley Huntley speaks on School Governance.

Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 1:00pm, City Hall Steps: Senator Shirley L. Huntley a tireless advocate of education, speaks about her intent to ensure parents become a focal part of their child's education under Mayoral Control. She believes parents have the fundamental right to be a participant in their children's future and vocal members of the NYC Dept of Education.

July 23, 2009
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7/17/2009: Senator Huntley speaking on Education and Mayoral Control

Senator Huntley's remarks on the "Better Schools Act " (S. 5576 Parker) during a 2:00 am Session

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the education law and the New York city charter, in relation to enacting the "better schools act"; expanding the duties of the city board and other officials of the city of New York, and the independent budget office; establishing procedures and policies for certain education related matters, and creating the center for parent and student service and empowerment

 

July 16, 2009
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Senator Serrano on All Things New York (WWRL 1600)

Senator Serrano will discuss his advocacy for the inclusion of two Muslim holy days in the city’s public school holiday calendar, as well as affordable housing policy and other important issues affecting the 28th Senate District.

July 14, 2009
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Serrano, Advocates, and Parents Urge Mayor to Accept Muslim School Holidays

July 8, 2009 Bronx, NY – State Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx), the New Settlement Parent Action Committee (PAC), and the Gambian Society today called upon Mayor Bloomberg to include Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha in the public school holiday calendar. This followed a near-unanimous vote in the City Council last week. 

July 8, 2009
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Saving Arts Education from Politics

Gotham Gazette

by José M. Serrano

July 6, 2009

CLICK HERE for the article on the Gotham Gazette website.

July 6, 2009
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Senator Larkin Supports Student Literacy and Learning With Summer Reading Program

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) wants students to have fun reading and keep learning this summer with the 2009 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program “Be Creative @ Your Library.

July 2, 2009
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