Issues: Education

Senator Martins Participates in Unidad Latina Conference

For the second straight year, Senator Jack M. Martins was an active participant in the New York State Senate Unidad Latina Conference, which brings together hundreds of individuals who represent a cross section of our region’s Hispanic community, including community, business and policy leaders.

Presented by members of the New York State Senate, the conference featured booth exhibits, legislative workshops, networking receptions, a luncheon, roundtable discussions and other activities. A principal goal of this two-day gathering will be to highlight and address issues of concern for Hispanic New Yorkers.

October 2, 2012
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Thank you Senator LaValle: SUNY Stony Brook Breaks Ground on New Computer Sciences Center

 State-of-the-art facility continues expansion of one of university’s fastest-growing departments STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 28, 2012 – Stony Brook University hosted a groundbreaking dedication event for its new 70,000-square-foot Computer Science building on Friday, Sept. 28, continuing the expansion of the school’s nationally ranked Department of Computer Science and adding to its reputation as a rising star in the cutting edge research, education and industrial interaction essential to the innovation economy.State Sen. Ken LaValle, who helped secure State funding through appropriation for the construction, was a special guest at the groundbreaking ceremony. 

September 28, 2012
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Thank you Senator LaValle: SUNY Stony Brook Breaks Ground on New Computer Sciences Center

 State-of-the-art facility continues expansion of one of university’s fastest-growing departments STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 28, 2012 – Stony Brook University hosted a groundbreaking dedication event for its new 70,000-square-foot Computer Science building on Friday, Sept. 28, continuing the expansion of the school’s nationally ranked Department of Computer Science and adding to its reputation as a rising star in the cutting edge research, education and industrial interaction essential to the innovation economy.State Sen. Ken LaValle, who helped secure State funding through appropriation for the construction, was a special guest at the groundbreaking ceremony. 

September 28, 2012
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Senator Flanagan and Education Commissioner King Discuss Education With Kings Park Students

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with New York State Education Department Commissioner John King for a tour of Kings Park High School.  During the visit, the two along with Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick, Regent Roger Tilles and a variety of school officials joined with students for a roundtable discussion of education.

The visit was arranged with the cooperation of Dr. Susan Agruso, the Superintendent of the Kings Park Central School District, and the staff at the high school.

September 26, 2012
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Senator Martins Marches in Mineola Homecoming Parade

Senator Jack M. Martins marched in the annual Mineola Homecoming Parade. It was a beautiful early fall day and the Mustang spirit was running high. Mineola Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler, Mineola Principal Ed Escobar, school board members and local elected officials marched with students to the Hampton Street Stadium, where they rooted the Mustangs on to a victory over Locust Valley. Go Mineola!

September 25, 2012
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Dictionary Project Continues in Hilton

Earlier this morning, I had the privilege to visit with students at two schools in Hilton, Village Elementary School and St. Paul Lutheran School to continue the 2012 Dictionary Project with the Rotary Clubs of Hilton and Greece. We wrap up the dictionary project for this year  tomorrow when we visit Craig Hill Elementary School in Greece.

September 25, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE MEETS WITH NYS RETIRED TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION MEMBERS

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently met with New York State Retired Teachers’ Association members in her Watertown office, to hear their concerns about legislation affecting the organization.

September 21, 2012
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West Ridge 3rd Graders Receive Dictionaries

On Thursday morning, September 19th, I continued my 2012 Dictionary Project, in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Greece and Hilton. Here I am with Mr. Pat Billone, a teacher at West Ridge Elementary School in Greece, and some of his students. The Dictionary Project provides new dictionaries for 3rd grade students in Greece and Hilton. Thank you to the Rotary Clubs of Greece and Hilton for your continued support!

September 20, 2012
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Senator Nozzolio Receives “A” Ranking from New Yorkers for Better Libraries

In recognition of his continuing efforts to preserve the important programs and services provided by local libraries, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been named a “Top Supporter” by New Yorkers for Better Libraries in their annual voter’s guide.  Senator Nozzolio received an “A” grade from the statewide organization of library leaders for his support of legislation to improve public library systems and his efforts to restore critical library funding in the 2012 State Budget.

September 19, 2012
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Senator Steve Saland’s Education Survey

Dear Friends:

I have long held that a strong, quality education is the key to our future success. An educated and skilled workforce will undoubtedly enhance our state's ability to attract new businesses and stimulate job growth.

We can provide a quality education and keep taxes down if we work to give schools the flexibility they need with mandate relief and provide them with the resources to keep up with the ever changing needs of today's educational demands.

This year we approved a $10,729,586 increase for Dutchess County schools in my Senate District. In addition, I was able to secure grants totaling $404,000 for local districts to address schools individual needs.

It's also estimated that our new 2% property tax cap has already helped save Dutchess County real property taxpayers over $16.7 million in potential higher costs. I will continue to support laws and programs that provide our students the resources they need to succeed, while balancing the concerns of taxpayers.

Sincerely,

Senator Steve Saland

P.S. As a new school year begins, I thought it an appropriate time to reach out to get your thoughts on education-related issues. Please take a moment to fill out the survey so I may have your opinion on matters affecting public education. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

September 19, 2012
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Dictionary Project With Longridge Elementary School

Third grade students at Longridge Elementary school in Greece received their new dictionaries on Tuesday, September 18th. In addition to members of the Greece Rotary, Town of Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter, Greece Central School District Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams, and Greece Chamber of Commerce President Jodie Perry also helped distribute dictionaries!

September 18, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Tours Dr. King Elementary School

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco took a tour of Syracuse's Dr. King Elementary School on Friday, September 14, 2012.  He met with teachers and students and observed some classroom lessons in progress.

September 14, 2012
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Senator Maziarz Announces Funding For Orleans County School Districts

 

             Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), is pleased to announce that he was able to secure funding for the 5 school districts in Orleans County from the Legislative Education Aid Grant Process.  Each of the five districts-Albion, Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville and Medina-will receive $50,000 to spend in their district on what their top priorities are.  Senator Maziarz was joined by the School District Superintendents to announce the awarding of the funding as the new school year starts.

 

September 11, 2012
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First Day of School

Today, many of our students across the area started the 2012-2013 school year. I had the privilege to join the students, faculty, and staff at Flower City School #54 in the city for their first day of school! Students had the opportunity to meet City of Rochester School District Superintendent Bolgen Vargas and take part in activities on The Green Machine. The Green Machine is a solar powered research vehicle, designed by Monroe #1 BOCES Technology Service. It is an interactive mobile science labratory that provides state-of-the-art technology in a curriculum-rich environment. It includes five workstations (CSI, Ecology, Geography, Zoology, and Medical), which students are assigned to work together in a specified scenario to solve a mystery.

September 5, 2012
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Back to School Reminder: No State Sales Tax on Clothing Purchases Up to $110

Believe it or not, it’s back-to-school time again! Preparing our kids for a new school year can be a fun and exciting time, but with so many families feeling an economic crunch these days, it can be a stressful time as well. That’s why I wanted to remind you of some good news that is sure to help your back-to-school budget. Shoppers will not pay state sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110. Clothing purchases can be a big part of a family budget, and I was pleased to support this tax cut to help hardworking New Yorkers keep more money in their pockets. Repealing the sales tax on clothing is projected to save a typical family of four nearly $200 a year.

August 30, 2012
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New Playground For Students at School #36

Earlier this morning, I had the privilege to speak at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new playground at School #36. The playground is just one of the improvements to the school since the end of the school year in June. Following the ceremony, students and their parents were welcome to tour the school and see the changes to the exterior and interior of the building. Best wishes to the all the students, faculty, and staff at School #36 for a successful school year!

August 29, 2012
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Greece Central School District Summer Graduation

(Rochester, NY) - Last Thursday, I had the privilege to speak at the ceremony to honor Greece Central School Distirct graduates. Diplomas were given for students who completed the General Education Development (GED) program through adult literacy and the Bridges program and high school students. 83-year old Jerry Oransky received the New York State Operation Recognition award. Through this program, veterans can earn their high school diploma if they left school without graduating.

August 28, 2012
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Back to School Celebration

Join State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Nelson L. Castro as we celebrate back to school!

Come for live entertainment and school supplies giveaway. 

 

 

September 12, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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