Issues: Education

Senator Felder Bringing EITC Petitions to the New York State Assembly

Today, Senator Felder, who has been fighting tirelessly for the needs of New York's tuition paying parents personally brought thousands of petitions in support of the Education Investment Tax Credit to both the Governor and New York State Assembly. These petitions were sent in by tuition paying parents throughout the State of New York as part of Senator Felder's efforts to ensure that the Assembly and Governor keep their promise and include EITC in the 2015-2016 budget.

March 24, 2015
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Senator LaValle Announces Availability of College Scholarships from Legislative Conference

The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators To Award $10,000 in Scholarships

March 24, 2015 - Senator Ken LaValle announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 scholarships for future or existing college students.

March 24, 2015
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Release: Avella Obtains Pre-K Information Booklets

(QUEENS, NY) With Pre-K signups now underway across the City, State Senator Tony Avella announced today that  his District Office has a limited number of information booklets containing details about the enrollment process as well as a directory of schools in Queens.

The directories, provided by the New York City Department of Education, contain more than 100 pages of important information about how and where to enroll your child in Pre-K. The booklets include details – such as location, contact information, school features and number of available seats – for every Pre-K site in Queens, broken down by education district. Each pamphlet also contains one application along with instructions on how to properly complete it.

March 23, 2015
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Release: Avella Introduces Bill to Establish State Nursing Scholarship

(QUEENS, NY) State Senator Tony Avella announced today he has introduced a bill (S.4431) in the Senate, authored by Assembly Member Aileen Gunther, that would create a New York State scholarship for nurses looking to pursue an advanced degree in their field and become a teacher.

March 23, 2015
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Paideia School 15 4th Annual Read Aloud Day

(Yonkers - March 20th) Senator Stewart-Cousins enjoyed her time reading to the students of Paideia School 15 in Yonkers at their annual Read Aloud Day.

March 23, 2015
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Senator Farley Discusses Education Issues With Schenectady School Board

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with members of the Schenectacy City School District Board of Education on March 16th in Albany to discuss education issues. Pictured with Senator Farley are (left to right) Dharam Hitlall, Cathy Lewis, Andrew Chestnut, Ann Reilly, John Foley.

March 23, 2015
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Senator Comrie's remarks on the Senate Budget Resolution

Senator Comrie spoke on the Senate Floor in support of additional resources to assist Queens homeowners affected by the foreclosure crisis. Decrying insufficient funding diverted from the half a billion dollars the State won from the JP Morgan Chase settlement, Senator Comrie advocated that monies received from the settlement be used for those most affected by bad banking and lending practices.

March 20, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS PARTICIPATES IN “LEADERSHIP U” IN FLORAL PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently took part in the third annual Leadership U at Floral Park Memorial High School. 

     Leadership U (short for Leadership University) is a program where students get to interact with community leaders and role models to learn leadership skills. The program is sponsored by The Leadership Foundation of Floral Park-Bellerose.

     “I really enjoyed participating in this program, and once again the Foundation did a fantastic job. It was great meeting the kids, talking with them, and learning about all the wonderful things they're doing in school and the community,” said Senator Martins.

March 20, 2015
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March 19, 2:15 PM - 2:23 PM
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SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ AND REV. JOHNNIE GREEN TO LEAD NEARLY 100 MEMBERS OF NEW YORK'S BLACK AND HISPANIC CLERGY URGING STATE TO PASS BOLD CHANGES TO END FAILING SCHOOLS CRISIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMARCH 18, 2015SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ AND REV. JOHNNIE GREEN TO LEAD NEARLY 100 MEMBERS OF NEW YORK'S BLACK AND HISPANIC CLERGY URGING STATE TO PASS BOLD CHANGES TO END FAILING SCHOOLS CRISISNew York, NY - State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. and Rev. Dr. Johnnie Green will lead nearly 100 prominent members of New York's Black and Hispanic clergy from the New York Hispanic Clergy Association and Mobilizing Preachers and Communities to gather on the steps of City Hall, Thursday, March 19 at 12:00 PM, urging elected officials in Albany for bold action fixing a statewide crisis that fails close to 800,000 students every year.

March 18, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES 50 NEW UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS TO OPEN IN THE BRONX – MORE THAN 2,600 NEW SEATS ADDED, OVER 1,000 SEATS CONVERTED TO FULL DAY INSTRUCTION

661 New UPK Seats in Hunts Point, Soundview, Castle Hill, Country Club and Throggs Neck; 470 in Riverdale/Kingsbridge; 535 in Woodlawn, Pelham Parkway, Morris Park and City Island

Klein Urges Bronx Families With Eligible Young Children to Register Ahead of April 24th Deadline

March 18, 2015
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South Middle School Chorus Performs in Albany

I would like to thank Director Caroline Stupple and the members of the South Middle School Chorus from Newburgh Enlarged City School District for traveling to Albany to perform during the New York State School Music Association's "Music In Our Schools" month.

March 17, 2015
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Your Voice With Senator Ortt

Senator Ortt discusses mental health-related topics, the New York State Budget, education and the Start-Up NY tax policy.

March 17, 2015
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Seward Stresses Education Priorities At Budget Conference Committee Meeting

ALBANY, 03/16/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today during the first  education budget conference committee meeting restated his leading priorities in regard to the education budget.

“Eliminating the Gap Elimination Adjustment, providing fair and equitable funding to our neediest schools, boosting aid to local libraries, and decoupling the governor’s ‘education reforms’ from the budget remain my top priorities as we work toward a fifth consecutive on-time budget,” said Senator Seward.

March 16, 2015
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Senator Bonacic meets with Orange, Ulster and Sullivan School Board Members

Senator Bonacic met with school board members from Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties on March 16th, in his Albany office. The Productive conversation focused on educational funding and priorities for the 2015-2016 New York State Budget

March 16, 2015
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Addresses the Regents on Behalf of Special Needs Students and Schools

(Albany - March 16th) Senate Democratic Leader Stewart-Cousins addressing the Regents on behalf of special needs students and schools.

March 16, 2015
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Senate Republican Budget Plan Creates Property Tax Rebate & Eliminates GEA

The New York State Senate Republican Majority approved a budget plan Thursday that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, increases aid to education and eliminates the Gap Elimination Adjustment.  It also makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure.

March 16, 2015
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