Issues: Education

Senator LaValle Announces Summer Reading Program for Students

July 2014 – Senator Ken LaValle invites all students up to the 8th grade to join the NY Senate’s 2014 Summer Reading Program.  The Senate program, conducted in conjunction with the NY State Library, is designed to help children continue to build their reading skills during the summer months. 

Senator LaValle said, “This program is intended to reinforce lessons learned during the school year; keep young minds sharp during the time away from school; and challenge children to continue to learn.  It’s my hope that many students take advantage of the program.”

July 18, 2014
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Summer Reading at Brookside Elementary School

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to read to students at Brookside Elementary School in the Town of Greece as part of their summer reading program. This was a great way to help teach these students about the importance of literacy education! 

July 18, 2014
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July 18, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS INVITES FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS SUMMER READING PROGRAM

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is inviting local families to participate in his annual summer reading program. The program helps promote literacy and encourages children to continue reading during the summer months. 

     “Making reading fun for kids is the best way to help them develop a love for it. This program helps children continue to build their reading skills during the summer months in a fun and enjoyable way. I invite all families to participate,” said Senator Martins.

July 17, 2014
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Summer Justice Academy For Young Women

As a way to encourage more women to pursue a career in public policy, Senator Stewart-Cousins has made it a tradition to attend the Summer Justice Academy for Young Women to speak to high school girls about her role as a State Senator and Democratic Conference Leader, discussing how they can change so many lives in the role and what they can do now to start preparing.

July 17, 2014
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Support Senator Nozzolio's plan to eliminate the GEA

Yes! I support Senator Nozzolio's plan to use the over $3 billion dollars from the French Bank BNP Paribas settlement with New York State, to eliminate the GEA for good! The GEA is an unfair school aid cut, enacted in 2010 by the New York City legislators who, at the time, controlled the Senate, the Assembly and the Governor's office. From its inception, the GEA has cost school districts all across the State, billions of dollars in badly needed state aid.

July 16, 2014
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SENATOR RITCHIE SECURES $148,000 FOR LOCAL LIBRARIES

More than 50 Libraries to Receive Support to Enhance Services

 

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $148,000 in special funding to help enhance services at libraries throughout Central and Northern New York.

 

“Libraries are extremely important parts of our communities in Central and Northern New York for a number of reasons; offering patrons opportunities to access books, technology, culture and a myriad of other types of information and entertainment,” said Senator Ritchie. 

July 14, 2014
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SENATOR AVELLA ADVOCATES FOR “COMFORT WOMEN” BILL AFTER IT PASSES STATE SENATE

The bill requires the State Education Law to include curriculum instruction on the plight of the Korean “Comfort Women,” who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II

July 14, 2014
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The Truth Can Hurt

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

 

The Truth Can Hurt

You should know that on June 10, 2014, a California judge ruled that teacher tenure laws in California are unconstitutional. Plaintiffs in that lawsuit argued that the rights of students who attend poor and minority schools are violated because their schools are disproportionately staffed by ineffective and bad teachers, and those bad teachers are protected by tenure.

July 14, 2014
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RITCHIE SECURES $40,000 TO PROVIDE ANTI-DRUG ABUSE COUNSELING, EDUCATION IN CNY SCHOOLS

Funding Will Expand Programs to All Oswego County School Districts  

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $40,000 to restore anti-drug abuse counseling and education programs to all school districts in Oswego County.    

July 10, 2014
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SJFC Breaks Ground on Integrated Sciences Building

I joined officials from St. John Fisher College to break ground on the new Integrated Science and Health Science building on campus. This new building will provide a state of the art learning facility for future nurses, pharmacists and other clinical professionals, giving them hands-on learning experience for life after college. 

July 8, 2014
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SENATE REPUBLICANS LAUNCH BOLD PLAN TO INVEST OVER $3 BILLION BNP BANK SETTLEMENT TO KEEP STATE MOVING FORWARD

Accelerates Tax Relief, Rebuilds Infrastructure to Create Jobs, Helps Schools;

Rolls Back Economic Damage Caused by Senate Democrats

July 7, 2014
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Kennedy, Peoples-Stokes Announce Funding Secured for Local Literacy Programs, Call for Increased Investment in Literacy Training to Support Workforce Development

Studies Show One in Three Residents of City of Buffalo are Functionally Illiterate; Kennedy and Peoples-Stokes are Urging More Investment in Literacy Programs to Combat Unemployment and Poverty in WNY.

Additional funding secured is enough to cover training costs for over 40 students.

July 7, 2014
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Once Again, Money for Education is Taken by the Bureaucracy

What You Should Know

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

 

Once Again, Money for Education is Taken by the Bureaucracy

You should know that an article written by Aaron Short titled "DOE’s race to ‘divert’ fed $$ from students" appeared on page 2 of the July 5, 2014 edition of the New York Post. The article reported: "Less than a quarter of the $107 million that the school system received in federal Race to The Top funds last year was sent directly to school principals."

July 7, 2014
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LET THE MUSIC PLAY: RITCHIE SECURES FUNDING FOR HIGH SCHOOL BANDS

Funding Will Help Budding Musicians in Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties 

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $59,000 in special funding to help support local high school marching bands throughout Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties.

Included in the funding is $5,000 for Pulaski High School; aid which helped to make a trip to represent New York State in the National Fourth of July Parade in Washington D.C. possible.  Students—who spent a great deal of time recently fundraising for the trip—departed Thursday morning for the event, which will take place on Friday.

“As a former high school band member myself, I know that activities like this help students build invaluable life skills and also allow them to further develop their musical talents,” said Senator Ritchie.

July 3, 2014
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An Open Letter to Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch

OPEN LETTER

 

July 2, 2014

 

Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch

New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue

Board of Regents, Room 110 EB

Albany, New York 12234

 

Dear Chancellor Tisch:

This letter is to inquire why the Board of Regents limited students, in the thematic essay, to not use Brown vs. Board of Education, as they could use other important Supreme Court decisions, during the June 2014 United States History and Government Regents.

United States History and Government / Content-Specific Rubric

Thematic Essay / June 2014

Theme: Change —The Supreme Court

July 2, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES SEWANHAKA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently participated in Sewanhaka High School’s graduation ceremony. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to wish the class of 2014 the very best for success and personally congratulated each student as they received their high school diploma. 

     Senator Martins is pictured as he congratulates Robert Patrick Dowling on earning his high school diploma.

 

July 1, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES ELMONT HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 2014

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently attended the graduation ceremony for Elmont Memorial High School’s Class of 2014. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to offer his best wishes for continued success and personally congratulated each student on receiving their high school diploma. 

     Senator Martins is pictured as he congratulates Aaron Buissereth on earning his high school diploma.

July 1, 2014
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Senator Griffo Statement on Clarkson University Being Selected For START-UP Initiative

"Clarkson University continues to be a real teammate in our ongoing efforts to revitalize the north country economy.

"First, its Shipley Center for Innovation was picked as the hub for information and resources for new businesses in the north country.

"Now the college’s creative pitch has won the approval of the START-UP NY board and is sure to attract new businesses in the fields of nanoscience, web development and sustainable technology – just to name a few.

July 1, 2014
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The Recorder: At F-FCS, a call to embrace opportunity

Monday, June 30, 2014

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI

FONDA -- The Fonda-Fultonville High School class of 2014 was full of pent-up energy Saturday afternoon, as they gathered in the gymnasium an hour before the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" would usher them from these hallowed halls and into life's great abyss.

Some grabbed a basketball and began to shoot hoops. Others gathered in groups, talking and admiring the decorated graduation caps, which ranged from messages of hope and photograph collages to a 3-D dinosaur display. A few were seen practicing their speeches while others took a few moments alone to calm jitters.

June 30, 2014
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