Issues: Education

SENATOR RITCHIE HOSTS STATE WRESTLING CHAMPS PHOENIX FIREBIRDS

*** VIDEO: SENATOR RITCHIE HONORS PHOENIX FIREBIRDS *** 

June 5, 2012
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June 4, 2012
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Edward Smith School Student Council Visits the Capitol

Student council members from Edward Smith School in Syracuse toured the Capitol on May 31, 2012.

June 1, 2012
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SENATOR VALESKY ENCOURAGES VISITS TO CNY MUSEUMS DURING NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM WEEK

More than a dozen museums in Central New York will participate in the first ever New York State Museum Week May 31 to June 6, State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), announced. New York State is celebrating the diversity and richness of its museums by inviting residents and visitors alike to discover the fascinating worlds of art, photography, history, science, pop-culture and more during the inaugural celebration.

May 31, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Room 124 CAP

June 5, 10:00 AM - 10:27 AM
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Lend Us Your Story Video Contest Winners Announced

Recently, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the award ceremony for the "Lend Us Your Story Video Contest". This contest was for children under the age of 17, and required them to shoot short videos about why the Rochester Public Library is important to them. The grand prize winner received a Kindle Fire, and the second and third prize winners received a Kindle. Great work by all the kids involved!

May 30, 2012
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FIRST-EVER “NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM WEEK” INCLUDES FIVE LOCAL FAVORITES

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced that five local organizations will participate in the first ever “New York State Museum Week,” taking place from May 31 to June 6.

May 30, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND AND MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION GIVING SCHOOL DISTRICTS ENHANCED ABILITY TO DISMISS TEACHERS WHO ENGAGE IN INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR WITH STUDENTS

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C – Poughkeepsie), Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced new legislation today that will give school districts enhanced abilities to dismiss teachers who engage in acts of inappropriate sexual conduct with students. The legislation comes in the wake of a recent reports by the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District, who noted that there was a 35 percent increase in complaints of inappropriate sexual conduct involving school employees in the first three months of 2012 as compared to 2011.

May 29, 2012
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Inviting Students to Explore through the 2012 New York State Summer Reading Program

As the school year draws to a close, our school children naturally turn their thoughts to summer vacation and time away from the classroom. It is important, though, to make sure that when school ends in June, we encourage students to keep learning.

May 29, 2012
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ADDABBO DEMYSTIFIES HOW LOTTERY MONEY IS USED FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEW YORK STATE

Notes that Lottery Provides Roughly 15 Percent of Annual State Aid to Public Schools in New York

May 29, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE MEETS WITH LOCAL MEMBERS OF THE NY STATE ALLIANCE OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently met with local members of the New York State Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs in her Albany office.

Konner Murdock of Ogdensburg and Heather Williams of Ft. Drum are finalists for the organization’s 2012 New York State Youth of the Year Award.

May 25, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 31, 2012 Room 124 CAP

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May 31, 10:04 AM - 10:12 AM
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Simotas Hosts Seminar To Help Local Restaurant Owners

The Queens Gazette posted an article about the seminar held by Assemblymember Aravella Simotas on helping local restaurant owners.

On May 17, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas hosted local restaurant owners and managers at the “Understanding the New Health Code: A Restaurant Seminar” at Vino di Vino in Astoria.

 

The event was attended by members of the local business community as well as state Senator Michael Gianaris.

 

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May 24, 2012
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Speaking out for Westchester’s Schools

In an impassioned speech on the floor of the Senate, Senator Stewart-Cousins criticized her Republican colleagues for putting forth a resolution which distributed $10 million solely to school districts represented by Republicans.

May 23, 2012
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CUNY Law School Ready For LIC Move

The Queens Tribune wrote an article about the new CUNY law school facility located in Long Island City, which Senator Gianaris believes is a tremendous addition to the emerging neighborhood.

In just another example of the continued rebirth of Long Island City, the nearly 30-year-old CUNY School of Law will open in its new, state-of-the-art building in Court Square in June.

 

The move, which was announced in 2009, gives the school an additional 70,000-square-feet of space and puts it in a central location, steps away from numerous MTA subway and bus lines, the Long Island Rail Road and the New York State Supreme Court building.

 

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May 21, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco with 2012 New York State Middle School Principal of the Year Award Winner James Werbeck

Senator John A. DeFrancisco honored Solvay Middle School Principal James Werbeck with a Resolution on May15, 2012. Werbeck was named the 2012 New York State Middle School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State.  James Werbeck and his wife, Susie, were recognized by Senator DeFrancisco from the Senate Floor in Albany. 

May 21, 2012
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Senator Flanagan On "What's UP With School Taxes?"

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) appears on News12's "What's UP With School Taxes?" to discuss school spending and property taxes - May 10, 2012

May 21, 2012
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