Issues: Education

State Senator Adriano Espaillat Thanks SUNY’s Board of Trustees for Supporting Immigrant Students

SUNY trustees unanimously passed resolution calling for Dream Act policies in New York

 (New York, NY) – Today, the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution calling for legislation that would allow for undocumented immigrants to have the same access to tuition assistance, loans, and in-state tuition rates as every other student in New York State.   Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement:

January 25, 2012
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Update from Senator Golden: New York State Children’s Institute is the Application for Funds for School Year 2012-2013 to fund the new Primary Mental Health Project

Senator Golden has received notification from the New York State Children’s Institute is the Application for Funds for School Year 2012-2013 to fund the new Primary Mental Health Project (Primary Project) programs in school.

School are invited to apply and the Application for Funds is available on the Children’s Institute website at www.childrensinstitute.net/programs/primary-project

January 25, 2012
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Newsday - LI Districts May Get Second Chance On Aid

By Carl MacGowan - January 19, 2012

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposed budget has good news -- and a modicum of bad news -- for four Suffolk school districts facing the loss of $48 million in construction aid due to missed deadlines, state lawmakers said this week.

The governor's 2012-13 budget plan, released Tuesday, would allow the Central Islip, Smithtown, Babylon and Rocky Point districts to reapply for the aid this year, lawmakers said. But they may be docked part of the aid as a penalty for the filing errors.

The measure requires approval by the State Legislature as part of the budget process, which has an April 1 deadline.

January 24, 2012
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Senator Martins Honors Wheatley Soccer Champions

Senator Jack M. Martins visited the Wheatley School to congratulate the members of the boy’s soccer team who captured the Long Island Class B championship, the school’s first since 2004.

The Wildcats defeated Cold Spring Harbor 1-0 to become Long Island champions. Senior Jonathan Kowalczyk scored the winning goal after teammate, junior Daniel Solomon, attempted a shot with 47 seconds left in the second overtime. Junior goaltender Eric Orologio made five saves in the shutout win.

Senator Martins awarded each of the student-athletes with a Certificate of Merit and congratulated the team as well as head coach Steve Cadet and assistant coach Marco DaFonte on an outstanding season. The team then presented Senator Martins with a plaque with a team photo and roster on it.

January 24, 2012
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GOLDEN LEGISLATION ALLOWING USE OF SCHOOLS FOR WORSHIP SERVICES PASSES SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S. 6087A, which allows religious institutions to use public school buildings for worship services during non-school hours, has unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee.

“As the freedom of religion is a basic principle of this great nation, it is only then sensible that religious institutions, holding services open to the public, be allowed to do so in public school buildings.Organizations based on faith deserve the same rights as all other groups, and because of their beliefs, should not be held to a different standard. These misguided polices that have been put into place do nothing more than detract from the right to worship.

January 24, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at Long Island City High School

Senator Gianaris speaking at Long Island City High School about the Department of Education's plans for restructuring

January 24, 2012
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Senator Martins: State Aid to Long Island Schools Doesn't Add Up

I flipped through hundreds of pages until I found it. I was scanning the proposed budget released by Governor Cuomo last week, looking to see how our district fared with state aid, in particular the amounts for our school districts. I guess to say I was disappointed by what I saw is an understatement – the governor had proposed increasing state aid to education by 4%, yet time and again our districts were shortchanged.

January 23, 2012
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Senator Martins Supports Port Washington Parent Resource Center

The Parent Resource Center, which has been in existence since 1980, has developed a reputation as a treasure in the Port Washington community. Located in the Landmark building, the Parent Resource Center succeeds in its mission to provide a safe and healthy environment for parents and children to learn, have fun, and make friends.

This was no more evident than at holiday time when the PRC held a holiday party for parents and children who take advantage of the wide variety of programs the center offers. In attendance were State Senator Jack M. Martins and Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink to lend their support of the this parent-run cooperative.

January 23, 2012
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February 2, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Martins: Executive Budget Falls Short on Education Funding For Long Island Schools

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Senator Jack Martins and Senator Lee Zeldin today stated that the recent proposed executive budget which calls for a 4% increase in state aid to education does not provide Long Island schools with their fair share.

In the recently announced executive budget, Nassau and Suffolk Counties receive a disproportionate share of state education aid. Long Island is home to approximately 17 percent of the state’s students. However, out of the over $19.7 billion in state education aid appropriated for school districts statewide under the executive budget, aid to Long Island falls short.

January 20, 2012
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SENATOR ADDABBO’S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S EXECUTIVE BUDGET

Queens, NY, January 18, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) released the following statement today regarding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget: 

January 20, 2012
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P.S. 234 Elementary School Gym Repaired

The Queens Gazette article announces that the P.S. 234 School Gym, which has been closed since September due to flood damage, was finally repaired as a result of the efforts made by parents and elected officials.

Following a joint effort by Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. and state Senator Michael Gianaris, the gymnasium at the Astoria Elementary School, P.S. 234, which suffered substantial flood damage, has been repaired and is now in use.

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January 20, 2012
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Senator Martins Brings 'How a Bill Becomes a Law' Program to Great Neck

Senator Jack M. Martins is currently sponsoring a “How a Bill Becomes a Law” Program with schools in the Seventh Senate District. Recently, Senator Martins visited the E.M. Baker School in Great Neck to discuss with the students how a bill becomes a law in New York State.

Senator Martins explained to the students that a bill often originates in the local communities an elected official represents. It may come from a local government or a concerned resident. A Senator can then introduce the bill in the New York State Senate.

January 20, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, SENATOR MARTINS, AND SENATOR ZELDIN: EXECUTIVE BUDGET FALLS SHORT ON EDUCATION FUNDING FOR LONG ISLAND

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola), and Senator Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) today stated that the recent proposed executive budget which calls for a 4% increase in state aid to education does not provide Long Island schools with their fair share.

        In the recently announced executive budget, Nassau and Suffolk Counties receive a disproportionate share of state education aid. Long Island is home to approximately 17 percent of the state’s students. However, out of the over $19.7 billion in state education aid appropriated for school districts statewide under the executive budget, aid to Long Island falls short.

January 20, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks to students at Long Island City High School

Senator Gianaris speaking to seniors and JROTC students at Long Island City High School about state government.

January 20, 2012
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Senator Valesky Named Member of Senate Select Committee on Libraries

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) was named to a newly-created bipartisan Senate Select Committee on Libraries.

“Libraries are an integral resource in our communities, providing access to books, technology and education to people of all ages,” Senator Valesky said. “I am pleased to serve on this committee, to focus on the specific needs of libraries in Central New York and across the state.”

January 19, 2012
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RITCHIE NAMED TO LIBRARY PANEL

State Senator Patty Ritchie today was named to a new Senate Select Committee on Libraries, a 19-member panel charged with looking into the future of public libraries in New York State.

January 19, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Room 124 CAP

January 24, 10:00 AM - 10:16 AM
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