Issues: Education

Padavan Delievers Keynote Speech at PS 135Q Graduation

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony for students from PS 135Q, the Bellaire School, at the New Greater Bethel Ministries in Queens Village. During his keynote address, Senator Padavan praised the fifth grade graduates for their hard work and success in their studies and urged them to volunteer and get involved in their community. Padavan addresses the graduates from PS 135Q during their commencement ceremony on June 19.

June 22, 2009
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Wheeler Elementary Student Council

I was very happy to meet this bright group of students, who are members of Wheeler Elementary School’s Student Council. They visited Albany to tour the New York State Capitol and learn about our state government.

June 17, 2009
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Hero Superintendent presented with New York State Senate Liberty Award

After presenting South Orangetown Schools Superintendent Kenneth Mitchellwith the New York State Senate Liberty Award, the state's highest honor,Senator Thomas P.  Morahan and Mitchell listen intently as South OrangetownMiddle School student government co-presidents (l-r) Zoe Ferranti andYvonne Cheng thank Dr. Mitchell for keeping the students and staff during arecent "code red" incident involving a gunman.

June 17, 2009
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Hero superintendent receives state awards at S. Orangetown Middle School

 

Ethan Klapper
eklapper@lohud.com

BLAUVELT - Flanked by state, local and school officials, South Orangetown Schools Superintendent Kenneth Mitchell received awards and praise at a ceremony yesterday honoring his actions on Tuesday.

Mitchell, who pinned a gunman to the floor of his office in South Orangetown Middle School, was honored by state Sen. Thomas P. Morahan and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee at the middle school.

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June 17, 2009
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Bishop's Academy at St. Charles

It was very nice meeting this wonderful group of students from the Bishop's Academy at St. Charles. I am glad that they came to Albany to tour the New York State Capitol and meet with me.

June 17, 2009
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Senator DeFrancisco Speaks with Roberts School Students Regarding the Leadership Change in Albany

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today addressed the group of students from Roberts School who were in the Senate Chamber during the leadership change in Albany. The students, who are members of Roberts School’s student government, we able to ask the Senator questions about what occurred in Albany this week and what he expects to happen next week.  

June 12, 2009
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Elmcrest Elementary School

I am glad that these Elmcrest Elementary School students had the opportunity to tour the New York State Capitol and learn about our state government.

June 12, 2009
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Robert Elementary Student Council

These student council members had the opportunity to tour the New York State Capitol and learn about state government.

June 9, 2009
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Seymour Elementary School

I am very glad that these students had the chance to visit Albany and tour the New York State Capitol.

June 9, 2009
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SENATOR SALAND HONORED BY TACONIC HILLS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Saland secured grant for technology upgrades for District

June 5, 2009
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2009 Woman of Distinction, Julie Dent, speaks at the June 2, 2009 event alongside Senator Dilan who nominated Ms. Dent based on her community involvement and work in early childhood and elementary education.

Julie Dent, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, is the proud mother of New York City Police Officer Christopher Dent. She loves spending quality time with her grandchildren. Julie's father passed away when she was very young. He was a loving, strong but gentle man who loved his wife and children. Julie enjoyed growing up with her sisters and brothers, who were her best friends.

June 5, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Donates Laptops To Bronx Students

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) together with the Hispanic Federation will provide laptops to students at the High School for Visual Arts located at 2040 Mercy College Place on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM.   

June 5, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Donates Laptops To Bronx Students

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) together with the Hispanic Federation will provide laptops to students at the High School for Visual Arts located at 2040 Mercy College Place on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM.   

June 4, 2009
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Senate Approves Members To SUNY, HESC Boards

(Albany, NY) Today, the New York State Senate announced the appointment of four individuals to critical positions on the boards of the State University of New York (SUNY) and the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). In successfully filling these positions, the Senate continues to demonstrate its commitment to a quality, efficient and well-run educational system for all New Yorkers.  

June 3, 2009
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Edward Smith School Student Council

I was very happy to meet these Edward Smith Student Council members. I am also glad that they had the opportunity to come to Albany and visit the New York State Capitol. They could become our future leaders!

June 3, 2009
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