Issues: Education

Gianaris hopes state funding can help prevent PS/IS 78 truncation

“School overcrowding is a crisis directly affecting the lives of teachers, students and parents in western Queens every day and it must be dealt with immediately,” said Senator Gianaris. “Our neighborhoods are growing and more needs to be done to ensure infrastructure keeps pace. I will never stop fighting to provide our kids with the resources they deserve, and I will work to make this education infrastructure bank a reality quickly enough to solve the problems plaguing PS/IS 78 and so many other schools in western Queens.”

May 29, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES $18,000 IN PROJECT BOOST FUNDS FOR P.S. 72

New Funding Boosts Local School’s Enrichment Opportunities for Students

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by nearly 100 local parents, students and school administrators, today announced $18,000 in Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) funding for P.S. 72 in the Bronx. The announcement came at the school’s Project BOOST breakfast event on Friday.

May 29, 2015
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Senator Klein, Madison Square Garden & New York Knicks Hold Basketball Clinic for P.S. 107 Students

Pro-Basketball Clinic is Slam Dunk for Bronx Students K-5

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today held a basketball clinic with New York Knickerbockers alum Felipe Lopez at P.S. 107 in the Bronx. The former professional athlete was on hand to show more than 100 students the ropes in shooting hoops, pro-style basketball drills and conditioning exercises.   

May 29, 2015
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Committee Meeting: New York City Education Subcommittee Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on New York City Education Subcommittee Senator Simcha Felder, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, June 2, 2015 945 LOB

June 2, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education  Senator Marcellino, Chair  10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 2, 2015  Room 810 LOB

June 2, 10:01 AM - 10:08 AM
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Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting a Community Resources Fair on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to raise awareness of the many community services available through various governmental and nonprofit organizations. The agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. A representative from the Office of the State Comptroller will assist attendees with Unclaimed Funds searches.

May 28, 2015
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Visit to Northstar Christian Academy

I enjoyed speaking to the senior government class at Northstar Christian Academy earlier this week. Best of luck to these fine students as they head towards final exams and move on to college!

May 28, 2015
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MARCELLINO NAMED SENATE EDUCATION CHAIR

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) announced today that he has been named Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Committee on Education by Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan.

May 26, 2015
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RITCHIE WELCOMES NORTH COUNTRY “YOUTHS OF THE YEAR” TO STATE CAPITOL

State Senator Patty Ritchie welcomed two North Country teens to the State Capitol this week, to recognize them for their being named “Youths of the Year” by their local Boys & Girls Clubs.

Receiving the special honor were Kinnon LaRose of Ogdensburg, and Antonio Bell of Fort Drum.  Both were named “Youths of the Year” for their strong leadership values and academic excellence. 

 

May 22, 2015
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Pavilion High School Visit

Pavilion, NY - Twelfth grade students, in the government classes of Mr. Chrzanowksi and Ms. Battista, ask Senator Ranzenhofer questions about his job as a State Senator and legislative issues, including Common Core, taxes, bullying and the NY Safe Act.

 

May 22, 2015
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Youth-in-Government Class Visits Albany

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Youth-in-Government class recently traveled to Albany to tour the Capitol and meet with local legislators including Senator Larkin.  

May 21, 2015
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera Introduces Bill to Study the Eagle Academy’s Educational Model

State Legislature Recognizes Eagle Academy’s Success in the State’s Educational System and Seeks to Explore How to Leverage its Model Statewide

May 20, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILL EXPANDING ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR ADULT LEARNERS IN NEW YORK

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would expand the literacy and other educational opportunities available to adult learners in order to help them succeed. The bill (S2895), sponsored by Senator Hugh Farley (R-C, Schenectady), would enable public libraries to obtain additional state funds for their high school equivalency programs and employment training services that help adults get jobs.

May 20, 2015
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Senator Hamilton on Governor Cuomo's Criminal Justice Proposals

(Brooklyn, NY - May 20, 2015) Senator Hamilton's comments on Governor Cuomo's proposed criminal justice reforms were highlighted by Kings County Politics today: Hamilton Reacts To Cuomo’s Take It Or Leave It Justice Reform Initiative.

May 20, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill Expanding Access to Education for Adult Learners in New York

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would expand the literacy and other educational opportunities available to adult learners in order to help them succeed.

May 20, 2015
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SENADO APRUEBA PIEZA DE LEY SOMETIDA POR EL SENADOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER Por el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161SENADO APRUEBA PIEZA DE LEY SOMETIDA POR EL SENADOR REV. RUBEN DIAZEl Senado de New York, acaba de aprobar por una votación unanime de 62 votos a favor, 0 en contra la pieza de Ley #S165 sometida por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz.Esta legislación, que, de ser firmada por el gobernador, oedenara que todo el dinero obtenido por la venta de la loteria no pueda ser usado en otras cosas que no sea educación.

May 20, 2015
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Student Shadows Visit Senate

ALBANY, 05/20/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) this week welcomed high school students from Cortland, and Otsego counties to Albany for the 15th annual Students Inside Albany conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation.

“The Capitol is a living, breathing classroom and I am pleased to take part in this unique program,” said Senator Seward.  “Offering students an inside glimpse at state government is a wonderful way to spark their interest in public service.”

May 20, 2015
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Senator Ruben Diaz’s Education Bill S165 Passes Unanimously

What You Should Know By Senator Rev Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 Senator Ruben Diaz’s Education Bill S165 Passes Unanimously You should know that on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, New York State Senate Bill 165 that I sponsored passed unanimously 62- 0. This bill prohibits the use of lottery funds for any purpose other than education and prohibits co-mingling with funds for other purposes. You should also know that I hope and pray that this legislation will become law and ease some of the financial burdens that New York families face as they fight for their children’s educational needs.

May 20, 2015
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Press Release: Senator Stewart-Cousins Joins Rally for Yonkers Public Schools at the State Capitol

Albany, NY - State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Senate Democratic Leader, addressed Tuesday’s rally in support of additional funding for Yonkers Public Schools at the State Capitol in Albany. 

“We have a responsibility to educate our children,” Senator Stewart-Cousins told the crowd of students, parents, administrators and city leaders who had gathered on what is referred to as the Million Dollar staircase. “One of the things we want to do is to turn this Million Dollar Staircase into a $28 million staircase. Every effort is important because every child is worth every single ounce of our energy.” Click here to listen to her full remarks.

May 20, 2015
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Press Release: Senate Democratic Conference Unveils Legislation To Improve Education System

Package addresses failures in this year’s budget and the Common Core rollout

Albany, NY - This week the Senate Democratic Conference, led by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, introduced bills to reform the state’s public school system and address the concerns raised by education stakeholders due to the proposed changes made in the 2015 State Budget. The legislative package will implement reforms to the teacher evaluation system, increase fairness for student assessments and provide support for community schools that offer wraparound social services.

May 19, 2015
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