Issues: Education

PROPOSED NEW LAW HELPS SCHOOLS CRACK DOWN ON CYBERBULLYING

Would Require School Officials to Respond to Complaints; Receive Training on How to Identify and Stop Bullying

June 18, 2012
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Alesi's CPR Training Legislation Passes in NY Senate

Albany, N.Y. —

The New York State Senate has passed a bill, introduced by Sen. Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) that aims to incorporate basic CPR instruction into public high school curriculum.

June 18, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE RECOGNIZES OSWEGO COUNTY SCHOLAR ATHLETE

Oswego High’s Drake Becksted Honored with a Formal ResolutionSenator Patty Ritchie recently honored Oswego High scholar-athlete Drake Becksted with a formal resolution in the Senate Chamber in Albany. During his four years in high school, Drake earned the rank of scholar-athlete, and also served as team co-captain and five year Most Valuable Player on the Varsity Swimming and Diving Team.

June 16, 2012
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Statement From State Senator Jose Peralta On President's Executive Order To Help 'Undocumented Americans'

"For many undocumented immigrants, America is the only country they know.  In their hearts and minds they are American.  Sadly, Republicans either can't, or choose not to understand this.  By blocking the Dream Act, they denied millions of undocumented Americans the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.

"The president's executive order will at least afford undocumented Americans the chance to come out from the shadows and enter the economic mainstream.  

"Thank you Mr. President."

June 15, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Announces Mandate Relief Bill for Community College Costs

Prevents County Charge-backs to Town Governments, Increases State Aid for Tuition Fees

NEW CITY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today announced he has co-sponsored a comprehensive mandate relief bill (S.7152) that seeks to alleviate out-of-county community college tuition costs for Rockland County, as well as prevent charge-back fees from being implemented onto its Towns.

June 15, 2012
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SENATOR JIM ALESI LEGISLATION TO INCORPORATE CPR TRAINING IN HIGH SCHOOLS PASSES SENATE

“CPR in Schools” Legislation Would Arm Entire Generations of New Yorkers with CPR Training

June 14, 2012
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Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, Miss New York, and the IDC Release New York's Definitive Cyberbullying Census

Miss New York Joins NY State Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, and IDC in Releasing Results of Largest And Most Comprehensive Cyberbullying Census Ever Conducted

Nearly 10,000 NY Students Complete Survey; 70% Think Cyberbullying Should be a Crime

 

File: 
Cyberbully Final Report.docx

June 13, 2012
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Senator Klein, IDC, Release Cyberbullying Census - Push for Criminal Penalties as Part of Cyberbullying Package

Miss New York Joins NY State Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, and IDC in Releasing Results of Largest And Most Comprehensive Cyberbullying Census Ever Conducted

Nearly 10,000 NY Students Complete Survey; 70% Think Cyberbullying Should be a Crime

 

June 13, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES STATE SENATE APPROVES EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

Credit Would Apply to Educational and Scholarship Donations, Classroom Supplies and Home School Expenses

 

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored, S. 2732-C, that will create an education investment tax credit in New York State.

 

The Education Investment Incentives Act would authorize a tax credit up to seventy-five percent of either personal income tax liability or corporate franchise tax liability for donations to public education entities, local education funds, and educational scholarship organizations, or up to $75 for certain expenses incurred by school personnel and parents who educate their children at home.

 

June 13, 2012
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RITCHIE HONORS OSWEGO HS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE DRAKE BECKSTED

Senator Patty Ritchie honored Oswego High scholar-athlete Drake Becksted with a formal resolution (J.4939) in the Senate Chamber on June 13.

Drake has  achieved the rank of scholar-athlete throughout his four years in high school, served as team co-captain and five yearMost Valuable Player on the Varsity Swimming and Diving Team.

June 13, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Joins Liz Benjamin On Capital Tonight

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) discusses public hearing he hosted as the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee entitled “The Evolution of Student Assessments: Where We Started; Where We Are; and Where We Should Be Going” with Liz Benjamin – June 11, 2012

June 12, 2012
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Senator Martins Visits Solomon Schechter School in Williston Park

Senator Jack M. Martins recently visited the Solomon Schechter School of Nassau County in Williston Park. Beginning in September 2011, the middle and high schools moved into its new location, the former Cross Street School.

Senator Martins enjoyed the visit to the school, which provides quality education and an education center for Conservative Judaism.

June 11, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits Universal Pre-Kindergarten Class at Solvay Elementary School

On June 8, 2012, Senator John A. DeFrancisco visited Mrs. DeStefano's universal pre-kindergarten class at Solvay Elementary School. For the first time this year, the school district was able to operate its universal pre-k program within the elementary school building.  Senator DeFrancisco observed classroom activities, and even joined in using the Smart Board.  Solvay's universal pre-kindergarten program is funded by a special grant from the New York State Education Department.

June 8, 2012
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Senator O'Mara teams up with NYS Library and local public libraries to encourage summer reading

Albany, N.Y., June 7—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) has announced the beginning of “Dream Big READ!” -- a new, online summer reading program that the Senate will be promoting throughout the summer of 2012 in partnership with the New York State Library and public libraries across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions.

June 7, 2012
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Senator Carlucci, Assemblywoman Galef Introduce Mandate Relief Measure for BOCES

OSSINING, NY (June 1, 2012) – With school districts receiving less state aid from Albany and facing a growing financial burden at home, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) today joined forces in an effort to provide another important step in mandate relief and to help generate additional revenue to cover BOCES program’s operating costs.

June 6, 2012
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