Issues: Education

All for One and One for All! The Three Musketeers To The Rescue

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

All for One and One for All! The Three Musketeers To The Rescue

 

You should know that on March 4, 2014, Albany experienced one of its best moments.

March 7, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Education At UFT Advocacy Day

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) addressed teachers and parents at the UFT Advocacy Day to discuss a variety of education issues - March 5, 2014

March 6, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education  Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair  10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 11, 2014  Room 124 CAP

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March 11, 10:00 AM - 10:07 AM
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Senator Farley Discusses Education

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with Mary Jo Dickerson, Superintendent Long Lake Central School, this week and discussing the State budget as it relates to educational issues.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Kennedy, Group of Senate Democrats to Vote ‘No’ on Incumbent Regents to Bring Change to State Education Department

Four members of the NYS Board of Regents are at the end of their five-year terms.

Citing concerns over failed Common Core implementation, Kennedy and several Senate Democrats vow to vote ‘No’ on incumbent members of Board of Regents.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Valesky, Assemblyman Brindisi Promote Legislation to Address Skills Gap Through New Career and Technical Education Diploma Pathway

ALBANY, NY—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) stood today with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to promote legislation they sponsor (S5966/A8189) creating a new specialized educational path to train students to fill the growing number of jobs in New York in manufacturing and high-tech fields.

The legislation creates a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) diploma to provide an alternative pathway to a high school graduation that incorporates career-focused education classes and curriculum into school programs with the goal of producing more highly skilled workers for New York State's technical and manufacturing industries.

March 6, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS STATEMENT ON REGENTS REAPPOINTMENT VOTE

     “The New York State Legislature is soon expected to consider the reappointment of four incumbent members of the New York State Board of Regents. I will be voting “no” to all four. 

     The Board of Regents’ rollout and implementation of Common Core has been an unmitigated disaster. Thousands of concerned parents have contacted me to express their total frustration about the nightmarish common core implementation and the damage it has caused their children. Not a day goes by without hearing from one. I completely agree with all of them; a change is desperately needed.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Montgomery Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of Public School 172

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Public School No. 172 in Brooklyn, New York

WHEREAS, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and commend those institutions of true purpose and high achievement whose exemplary programs and accomplishment clearly demonstrate an enduring pursuit of excellence in the education of the youth of the Empire State; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Public School No. 172 in Brooklyn, New York; and

March 5, 2014
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Flanagan And Fitzpatrick Introduce Legislation To Allow Vecchio And Nowick To Serve Full Terms

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (8th Assembly District) have introduced legislation that would allow Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and Councilwoman Lynne C. Nowick to serve out their full four-year terms.  The legislation would uphold the results of the November 2013 election when the voters of the Town of Smithtown overwhelmingly elected Supervisor Vecchio and Councilwoman Nowick to four-year terms.

March 5, 2014
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Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Meeting with Young Constituents of Reform Jewish Voice of NYS

Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins encourages the youth to speak on issues they are concerned about and took some time off her busy schedule to meet with some of her young constituents who were visiting Albany following a weekend-long educational program run by the North American Federation of Temple Youth and Reform Jewish Voice of NY. At the meeting, they discussed a variety of important topics including reproductive rights, LGBT eqaulity, economic justice and immigration reform. 

March 5, 2014
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Senator Serrano Meets with the United Federation of Teachers Representatives in Albany

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with representatives from the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) to discuss issues faced by teachers across New York State. The productive conversation touched on concerns about art and music curriculum, as well as Universal Pre-K (UPK).

March 5, 2014
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Senator Tkaczyk to Vote Against Incumbent Members of the Board of Regents

State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk today announced she would vote against all the incumbent members of the Board of Regents during next week's Regents elections.

“The Board of Regents must be held accountable and take responsibility for the extremely flawed roll-out of Common Core in New York State. The debacle created by the Regents has had a devastating effect on our students, schools, teachers and administrators. I cannot in good conscience vote to retain them, and believe very strongly they should be replaced with new members who will bring a fresh approach and a greater level of understanding of the issues facing our schools," she said.

March 4, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Congratulates the Musicians at the 60th Annual All County Music Festival

Senator Bonacic congratulates the student musicians, music teachers and conductors for their terrific performance at the 60th Annual All County Music Festival held at Tri-Valley High School on Saturday, March 1.  The festival, presented by the Sullivan County Music Educators' Association, was dedicated to the memory of Mr. Tim Barcone, a long time supporter of music in the County.   

March 4, 2014
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Senator Ken LaValle Recognizes Southold Students For Their Thanksgiving Day Creative Entries

Senator Ken LaValle was impressed by the Thanksgiving Day Creative Entries submitted by the Southold Elementary School Second Graders.  

Senator LaValle said "Thank you to the Southold School children who submitted entries. The essays illustrate that the children are very capable of communicating their understanding of Thanksgiving.  I look forward to witnessing their growth over the next few years." 

March 4, 2014
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Griffo Calls For New Regents Selection Process

ALBANY – Sen. Joseph A. Griffo today called on his colleagues in the state Legislature to re-design its process for appointing Board of Regents members, in light of systemic failures in the implementation of the Common Core curriculum.

“Regents board members control the state’s educational system, determine all its policies and appoint the commissioner of education,” said Griffo. “Frankly, the process of selecting an appropriate Regents member is too important to be decided by a single vote of the entire Legislature.”

March 4, 2014
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Senator Robach Presents: How to Plan for Your Child's College Future

Senator Joe Robach to Presents: How to Plan for Your Child’s College Future

Planning for your child's college future can be confusing and difficult. That's why I'm pleased to announce that I will be hosting two Financial Aid Forums to help those seeking information about what kind of financial aid is available and how you can apply for it.New York State Senator Joseph Robach is pleased to announce that he is hosting two Student Financial Aid forums for families.

March 4, 2014
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LaValle Legislation Banning Sale of Papers, Dissertations Via Electronic Means Passes Senate

Senator Ken LaValle’s legislation banning the sale of electronic papers, term papers and dissertations passed the State Senate today.

March 3, 2014
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LET STUDENTS COME TO ALBANY!

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

LET STUDENTS COME TO ALBANY!

You should know that Albany is the place where New Yorkers come to let our government know how strongly people feel about any number of issues. Groups come to Albany to lobby on behalf of senior citizens, the DREAM ACT, Earth Day, organized labor, tenants, the gay agenda, Catholic values, libraries, farmers, nurses, etc. (I cannot tell you how many times I have been approached by lobbyists who use the stories of Black and Hispanic children to push for their causes.)

March 3, 2014
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