Issues: Education

Senator Squadron, Borough President Stringer, Other Electeds and Parents Announce 3-Point Plan to Prevent School Overcrowding

New Legislation Would Help Communities Prevent

Crises Like Lower Manhattan Space Crunch

March 9, 2010
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Brockport High School String Orchestra

The Brockport High School String Orchestra, directed by Cathleen Gurnett,was in Albany today (March 9) as part of the New York State School MusicAssociation's 38th Annual "Music in Our Schools Month" promotionalactivities.  Senator Maziarz joined them in the Concourse underneath theEmpire State Plaza.

March 9, 2010
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Senator Farley Joins Magnet School Students on Albany Tour

Students from Megan Parillo's class at Marie Curie Magnet School, Amsterdam, met State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) when they were touring the Capitol on March 2nd.

March 9, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Marie Curie Students

Students from Laurie Heero's class at Marie Curie Magnet School, Amsterdam, met State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) when they were touring the Capitol on March 2nd.

March 9, 2010
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Senator Farley Greets Amsterdam Students

Students from Jamie Masterson's class at Marie Curie Magnet School, Amsterdam, met State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) when they were touring the Capitol on March 2nd.

March 9, 2010
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SENATOR SALAND ANNOUNCES LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION GRANTS

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) announces five area libraries have been awarded Public Library Construction Grants.  The grants are supported by a $14 million capital  fund appropriation in the 2009 State Budget.  In recognition of the lack of funding available for libraries’ construction

March 9, 2010
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In Harlem, Epicenter for Charter Schools, a Senator Wars Against Them

By JENNIFER MEDINAPublished: March 6, 2010

When hundreds of parents went to Albany last month to rally for charter schools, they were greeted by a parade of politicians offering encouragement and promises...

...Mr. Perkins recently announced plans to hold public hearings on charter schools, to examine, among other things, the sources of their financing and “how much profit there is in not-for-profit” schools....

March 9, 2010
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Senator Serrano Fights for Post-Production Tax Credit Program

(Albany, NY)- Senator Jose M. Serrano was joined by Senate President Pro-Tempore Malcolm A. Smith, the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), and actor Richard Masur from Law & Order to announce his support for a competitive post-production film tax credit program. He also discussed legislation he sponsored that would make such a program a reality.

March 9, 2010
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Washington Hunt School

I was invited to speak to the fourth grade students about my role as a state senator and the laws that effect young people.

March 8, 2010
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Washington Hunt School

I was invited to speak to the fourth grade students about my role as a state senator and the laws that effect young people.

March 8, 2010
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KLEIN PRESENTS 10K GRANT FOR RIVERDALE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Senator Klein will give $10,000 to the Riverdale Community Center for its daily after school programs

March 8, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Poses with a Student Visiting Albany for the NYS Art Teachers Association 2010 Legislative Student Art Exhibit.

Senator DeFrancisco poses with a student who was visiting Albany for the NYS Art Teachers Association 2010 Legislative Student Art Exhibit.

March 8, 2010
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LEHMAN HIGH SCHOOL TO LAUNCH MOBILE COMPUTER LAB

 

Senator Klein gives $20,000 grant to Lehman High School to be used for a mobile computer lab

March 5, 2010
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Senator Bonacic attends The Hall of Fame Tribute Dinner benefiting the John A. Coleman Catholic High School

Senator Bonacic attended The Hall of Fame Tribute Dinner which was held on February 27th, 2010 at the Hillside Manor honoring four individuals who have made an enormous impact on the Coleman Community.  The honorees were Ms. Kathy Janeczek (posthumously), Mrs. Linda Molyneaux, Mr. James Quigley and Monsignor William Williams.  The proceeds from this event benefit the John A. Coleman Catholic High School Scholarship Fund which provides tuition assistance to enrolled Coleman students.

March 5, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 9, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Statement of Education Committee Chair Suzi Openheimer On Announcement That New York Is Finalist For Federal "Race To The Top" Funds

I am gratified that the Obama administration has named New York as one of 16 finalists in the federal Race to the Top competition.  New York has long been a model of innovation and creativity in education and I fully expected our application to be competitive.  I want to take this opportunity to thank President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for championing the cause of education reform and recognizing the steps New York has taken to better prepare our students for success in the global marketplace.  I look forward to the next phase of the competition and will cont

March 4, 2010
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Legislative Update

Senator Dilan speaks with Executive Director of the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., Michelle Neugebauer about recent updates to services in Cypress Hills and City Line.

March 2, 2010
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