Issues: Education

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...

File: 
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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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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