Issues: Education

FAQ -- What happens to all of the Lottery Revenue?

I am frequently asked how much does the New York State Lottery contributesto state education funding. 

Below is a simple breakdown of school funding statewide and the Lottery's impact.

Where Do Schools Get Their Money?

Local Taxes:     46 percent ($22.92 billion)

State Sources:     39 percent ($19.23 billion)(other than NYS Lottery)

NYS Lottery:     5 percent ($2.36 billion)

December 14, 2009
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER ON GOVERNOR PATERSON’S CALL TO CUT SCHOOL AND LOCAL AID

STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER ON GOVERNOR PATERSON’S CALL TO CUT SCHOOL AND LOCAL AID

21ST SENATE DISTRICT

December 14, 2009
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Michael J. Rizzo Receives Senate Proclamation Honoring Career

Michael J. Rizzo, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources was honored by New York Senate Proclamation at a recent West Babylon School District Board Meeting.  Senator Owen H. Johnson, a long time friend, presented the Proclamation in recognition of Michael's 36 years of service to the West Babylon School District.  Members of the School Board and District Administrators were present to acknowledge his outstanding career and wish him well on his December 18th retirement.

December 11, 2009
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Senator Diane Savino Speaks at the Calandra Institute's 30th Anniversary

Senator Diane J. Savino spoke at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's 30th Year Anniversary, on November 30, 2009.  

December 11, 2009
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Senator Savino Sponsors Back to School Blast

The “Back to School Blast” organized by Senator Diane Savino , featured  free school supplies, free health screenings, healthy snacks, face painting, giveaways, as well as school and college-related information.

December 11, 2009
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DNAinfo: P.S. 51 Development Shrinks Playground, Mobilizes Parents

By Serena Solomon

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

December 11, 2009

MIDTOWN - Community leaders and parents are concerned about a Hell's Kitchen construction project that could increase the number of children at the overcrowded school and shrink the size of the playground.

The development occupies most of a block from W. 44th to W. 45th streets between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and would replace the century-old P.S. 51 with a new, larger building. It would also add 1,200 apartments and commercial space.

December 10, 2009
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LES schools land exemption from city-wide kindergarten rules

by Maura Walz

Lower East Side parents who want to ensure their pre-k students stay in the same school for kindergarten will now be able to do so, though a citywide policy bans schools from giving admissions preference to their own pre-k students.

Parents in Manhattan’s District 1 have been lobbying for the exemption for more than a year. The district’s parent council, elected officials and the Department of Education have hammered out a nearly-final deal, presented to parents at a public meeting last night.

December 9, 2009
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Senator Ranzenhofer answers questions from Seniors at Pavilion High School.

December 9, 2010 - Senator Ranzenhofer answers questions from Seniors at Pavilion High School.

December 8, 2009
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Yes, You Can Go To College!

Dear Friend,

In today's economy, higher education and life-long learning have become essential for success. However, the costs of higher education have become unbearable for some, and burdensome for all. According to a recently released study by the U.S. Department of Education, paying for college is a greater burden for New Yorkers than residents of any other state.

File: 
Yes, You Can Go To College.pdf

December 7, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child To College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child to College: Novemeber 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How to Send Your Child to College: Novemeber 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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How To Send Your Child to College: November 21, 2009

This past Saturday morning (Nov. 21, 2009), often a time to sleep late, watch TV or go shopping, the doors of Central Harlem’s Wadleigh High School for Visual and Performing Arts were open for parents and students who heard the call to attend an educational forum entitled “How to Send Your Child to College.” The event was sponsored by State Senator Bill Perkins.

November 30, 2009
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