Issues: Education

Rochester Early College International High School Visits Albany

Rochester, NY - Earlier this week, I had the privilege to welcome students from the Rochester Early College International High School to Albany. Included are: Jamal Wilson, Precious Harris, Jordin Rickett, Jordan Jablonski, Howard Sturgis, Deirdra Hokins, Mercy Kirui, Kenrick Brown, and Mark Durkin.

May 9, 2012
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RITCHIE JOINS HISTORIANS TO RECORD AREA’S CIVIL WAR LEGACY

Seeks Monuments, Markers of Region’s Contributions to ‘War that Saved the Republic’

State Senator Patty Ritchie, with the help of three noted local historians, is drafting community members to help record the region’s contributions to America’s Civil War, part of a statewide effort to remember New York’s role in the “War that Saved the Republic,” which was fought 150 years ago.

May 9, 2012
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SENATOR JIM ALESI AND ASSEMBLYMAN MARK JOHNS ANNOUNCE STATE GRANTS FOR LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN MONROE COUNTY

Grant for East Rochester Public Library Supported by $14 million in Capital Funds for Public Library Construction

May 8, 2012
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Senator Gianaris discusses the Department of Education's unfortunate decision to close Bryant and Long Island City HIgh Schools

Senator Gianaris discussing the DOE's unfortunate decision to close Bryant and LIC High Schools at the Community Education Council District 30's legislative breakfast.

May 8, 2012
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SACKETS HARBOR PATRIOTS HONORED IN ALBANY

Team Recognized in both the Senate and Assembly for Capture of State Title

 

State Senator Patty Ritchie—along with Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush—recently hosted the Sackets Harbor Boys Basketball team in Albany.

May 7, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR NNY LIBRARIES

Grant Money Will Help With Construction, Repairs

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced that more than $66,000 in funding will be awarded to libraries in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties through public library construction grant funds.

May 4, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE ANNOUNCES $100,000 FOR CNY LIBRARIES

Grant Money Will Help With Construction, Repairs

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced that more than $100 thousand dollars in funding will be awarded to libraries in Oswego County through public library construction grant funds.

May 4, 2012
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Gianaris And Bryant H.S. Youth Activists Celebrate Earth Day

The Queens Gazette wrote an article about the Global Kids Annual Youth Conference at Bryant High School, where Senator Gianaris met with students to talk about energy, climate change, and environmental policy.

A group of Global Kids Leaders at William Cullen Bryant H.S. in LIC met with state Senator Michael Gianaris on April 23, for a forum to celebrate Earth Day and explore how young people can improve environmental conditions in Queens.

Gianaris imparted strategies to the student leaders on influencing public policy to improve air quality and energy efficiency in Western Queens.

May 4, 2012
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NYS Nurses Association Visits Albany

I welcomed members of the New York State Nurses Association to my Albany office on Tuesday to discuss legislation.

May 3, 2012
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Bill Impacting Early Childhood Education Passes Senate

Dear Advocates for Children & Families:

A bill I am sponsoring, S.5650-C, passed the Senate on May 2, 2012. This legislation would direct the Commissioner of the New York State Education Department to issue a report on early childhood education in daycare settings.

Extensive research has proven that children with access to high-quality early education have a major advantage over those who do not. Currently, early childhood education in New York State is provided in a number of settings, from day care centers to nursery schools to private homes to public schools. The guidelines and regulations governing these activities vary by setting and are overseen by either the Office of Children and Family Services or the New York State Education Department.

May 3, 2012
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Lawmakers, Advocates want CPR Training in Schools

Measure Would Give Students the Basic Skills

May 3, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - May 1

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses funding restorations made to EPIC programs in the 2012 State budget, legislation to prohibit cyber-bullying and other issues from the State Capitol.

May 2, 2012
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PIZZA AND PRAISE FOR SACKETS HARBOR STATE CHAMPS

Team recognized by Senate and Assembly

Members of the Sackets Harbor Boys Basketball team were honored today in Albany for their capture of the Class D state title.

May 2, 2012
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Senator Montgomery Speaks on Resolution Honoring the Achievements of Girl Scouts

In a formal presentation on the Senate Floor, Senator Montgomery gave accolades to her constituent, Lesego Pearl Nkosi, upon receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award. This award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn.

May 1, 2012
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Senator Lee Zeldin Recognized by Central Islip School District for Restoration of Vital Building Aid

Central Islip, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) was recognized by the Central Islip School District this past Saturday, April 28, 2012, for his efforts in securing $36.6 million in vital building aid in the 2012-13 State Budget, previously promised to the district.

Due to paperwork delays of a previous school district administration, the State Education Department had insisted Central Islip pay back almost $14 million in aid already received and spent, while also refusing to release approximately $28 million that Central Islip had expected going forward. Working closely with Superintendent Craig Carr, Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D- Central Islip), and Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Zeldin was able to secure an agreement to prevent this from happening.

May 1, 2012
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