Issues: Education

Klein, Bronx School Administrators and Parent Coordinators Celebrate Project BOOST Program

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined Bronx school administrators and parent coordinators to kick-off the new school year and celebrate the success of Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) Thursday night at a dinner held at F & J Pine restaurant. At the event, parents and principals thanked Senator Klein for securing $700,000 for the program which works to expand the education elementary and middle school students receive through extracurricular activities in a number of Bronx schools.

August 29, 2014
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John Williams School #5 Grand Re-Opening

I was pleased to join Mayor Warren, Superintendent Vargas and other City of Rochester and Rochester City School District Officials in celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of John Williams School #5. This transformation and remodeling will provide a better learning environment for School #5 students and teachers, all in a state of the art facility. Congratulations and welcome back John Williams School #5!

August 28, 2014
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WDKX Back to School Rally

It's (almost) that time of the year again, back to school! I recently joined 103.9 WDKX and officials from the City of Rochester and the Rochester City School District for a Back to School rally. This was a great event, with tons of helpful information and even some free school supplies for parents and students as they get ready to start a new school year. Many thanks to WDKX for hosting this rally and for all that they do in our community. 

August 26, 2014
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HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

August 25, 2014
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New Funding Secured to Expand Proven-Effective Program that Boosts Student Achievement

Higgins, Kennedy, Ryan Deliver $400,000 to Expand Cradle Beach’s Project SOAR, which is Improving Student Performance within Buffalo Public Schools.

New Funding will Allow Project SOAR to Serve Up to 380 Buffalo Students.

Funding will Protect Project SOAR at Lovejoy Discovery School, Southside Elementary School and Lorraine Academy; Support Expansion into International Preparatory School.

August 22, 2014
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Senator Ted O'Brien's statement on the Bank of America settlement

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Senator Ted O’Brien released the following statement on the Bank of America settlement that will bring $300 million to New York State:

“The $300 million New York will receive from the Bank of America settlement should go towards upstate property tax relief by reducing the cost burden on local school districts which have been devastated by the Gap Elimination Adjustment. We cannot afford to continue balancing school district budgets on the backs of local property tax payers, and must take action immediately to give hardworking families and small businesses the property tax relief they need.”

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August 21, 2014
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Back to School Supplies Drive

With the new school year quickly approaching, I'd like to announce that I will once again be holding my Back to School Backpacks and Supplies Drive. From now until September 30, I will be collecting school supplies and backpacks to be donated to the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet. 

Please click the link below for more information. Thank you for your help on this project. 

August 20, 2014
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SENATOR GALLIVAN ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR LOCAL LIBRARIES

GRANTS TO SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY BASED PROGRAMS   

August 15, 2014
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Senator Valesky Donates Backpacks and School Supplies

Senator Valesky stopped at the First Presbyterian Church in Chittenango to donate backpacks full of school supplies to the Chittenango Area Association of Churches school supplies drive held in August. Midge Daviau, chair of the school supplies drive, and her grandkids Aime and Tyler accepted the donation.

August 15, 2014
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The Daily News: Gallivan announces library grants

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 2:44 am

August 15, 2014
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August 13, 2014
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RITCHIE SECURES $84,000 FOR MUSIC AND ARTS PROGRAMS

Funding to Benefit Central and Northern New York Schools

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $84,000 to help support music and arts programs in Central and Northern New York Schools. 

“Often times, when schools are forced to make cuts it’s programs like music and art that are the first to go,” said Senator Ritchie. 

“I know that these programs are an integral part of a child’s education; allowing them to develop and express their talents.  I’m pleased to be able to provide this funding, which will go a long way towards ensuring that music and arts programs remain in our schools to offer students with the opportunities they deserve to learn and grow.”

August 13, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Reads To Young Students At Stony Brook University’s Freedom School

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited the Stony Brook University’s Freedom School to read with the children who participate in the summer enrichment program. The motivational project, which was the first of its kind on Long Island, is designed to generate positive attitudes toward learning. 

Senator Flanagan was invited to join the children by Dr. Charles Robbins, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the Undergraduate Colleges. 

August 12, 2014
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SPEAKER SILVER AND SENATOR SQUADRON ANNOUNCE SIGNING OF LAW TO REDUCE OVERCROWDING IN NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS

Governor Cuomo Signs Law Requiring New York City School Construction Authority To Account for Population Growth in Planning New Schools

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senator Daniel Squadron announced today that legislation they sponsored to help address the severe overcrowding problem in New York City schools has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The law requires the city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) to collect population data and use this information in connection with the authority's five-year educational facilities capital plan (A.10108 / S.07873). It requires the SCA and the New York City schools chancellor to account for how future population growth might affect continued overcrowding.

August 11, 2014
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SUNY Maritime to Build New Seamanship Center

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced a $1.5 million dollar state grant he secured that will go toward the building of a new state-of-the art Seamanship Center at SUNY Maritime. The exciting announcement came as hundreds of students arrived back at Maritime from the summer sea term session on the training ship Empire State VI on Monday morning.

The Seamanship Center will be constructed on existing available area on the basin, specifically on the deepwater college pier. The new center will include nearly 4,000 square feet of classroom space to support the Marine Transportation curriculum. In addition the space is expected to serve as an in-service training location for active mariners - including members of the NYPD and FDNY.

August 11, 2014
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Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship

Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and EntrepreneurshipChair: Senator Martin J. GoldenPublic Meeting: Follow up Roundtable to discuss Future in Computer and Video GameDevelopment in New YorkPlace: Marine Academic Center Rotunda, Kingsborough College,2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Robert Herz (315) 243-6865Media Contact: Robert Herz (315) 243-6865

September 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Felder Hosts Pre-K For All

Senator Simcha FelderHosts Pre-K For AllTues. August 12thandWed. August 20th2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.1412 Avenue J on the 2nd floor.

Children who attend free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K learn to problem solve, ask questions, and work together.  Children born in 2010 are still eligible to apply.For more information contact us: 718-253-2015

File: 
Pre-K For All Flyer

August 7, 2014
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Second Round of Public-Private Partnership to Prepare Students for High-Skill Jobs Announced: High School Students can Earn College Degrees at No Cost and be First-in-Line for Jobs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new round of funding available to continue the nationally recognized P-TECH model, which prepares students for highly-skilled jobs by bringing together public school districts, major employers, and institutions of higher education. Through partnerships created by this program, high school students study under an industry aligned curriculum, earn an associate degree at no cost to their families, and are first in line for jobs with participating companies upon graduation.

August 7, 2014
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Senator Griffo's Weekly Column #28: What To Do With An Extra $4.2 Billion

Recently, a French bank named BNP Paribas admitted laundering $190 billion through financial institutions in our state. The money was originating in Sudan and Iran, two countries blacklisted by ours for their support of terrorist organizations.

The bank is paying a huge fine - $8.9 billion – for its crimes. Our state is receiving $3.6 billion from the settlement. It’s one of five financial settlements that will, together, bring in $4.2 billion in unexpected revenue in the 2015 fiscal year.

August 7, 2014
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