Issues: Education

Senator Martins Moderates Roundtable Dicussion on Education at Unidad Latina Legislative Conference

Senator Jack M. Martins moderated a roundtable discussion entitled, "Our Future Depends on It: Increasing Latino College Success," at the Unidad Latina Legislative Conference in New York City.

Now more than ever, we must invest in increasing Latino college graduation rates as a means of stimulating long-term and sustainable community wealth and development. The panel discussed some of the challenges our youth face on their way to college, and identify programs and strategies that support and accelerate Latino college persistence and completion.

The panelists were:

Frank Sánchez, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, City University of New York

Lillian Rodríguez López, President, Hispanic Federation

October 24, 2011
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10/22/2011: Black College Expo

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: October 27, 2011

Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**PRESS RELEASE**

THE 2011 BLACK COLLEGE EXPO

October 23, 2011
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Forum/Town Hall: Civics Classes: Graduation Ceremony

Senator Gustavo Rivera will be teaching his first series of civics classes.  The topic of this last class is "Voting and Elections".  Class will be followed by a graduation ceremony. This class is free and open to the public and the Senator encourages all Bronxites to attend. All are welcome!

November 3, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Civics Classes

Senator Gustavo Rivera will be teaching his first series of civics classes.  The topic of this class will be "State and Local Governments". The last class is "Voting and Elections". These classes are free and open to the public and the Senator encourages all Bronxites to attend. 

October 27, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Civics Classes

Senator Gustavo Rivera will be teaching his first series of civics classes.  The topic of this class will be "Civil Rights and Civil Liberties". Next is "State and Local Governments" and lastly , " Voting and Elections". These classes are free and open to the public and the Senator encourages all Bronxites to attend. 

October 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Martins Holds Listening Session With Elmont Memorial Students

Senator Jack Martins took his listening tour to Elmont Memorial High School today where he met with students in an AP Government class about issues that impact the greater Elmont community. The session was a question and answer period that focused on the State budget, health care, education and taxes. Martins was greeted at Elmont Memorial by students Jeffrey Cadet, Elijah Ross, Ben Odugbesan and Daniel Alexander.

October 20, 2011
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Senator Martins Tours Elmont's Clara H. Carlson School Autism Academy

State Senator Jack Martins visited the Clara H. Carlson School Autism Academy today as part of his district listening tour throughout the 7th Senate district. The academy is one of the most comprehensive Autism learning programs in New York State. Senator Martins was joined in the tour and session by Clara Carlson School Principal Ken Rosner, School Board President Michael Jaime and Supt. Al Harper.

Ken Rosner, Principal of Clara Carlson school, led the tour showing Senator Martins the different classrooms, program modules and programming the school provides. “This program looks at each student individually. We develop a specific set of goals for each student,” Rosner remarked to Martins in the tour.

October 20, 2011
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Senator Martins Welcomed to Elmont Varsity Game by Spartan Cheerleaders

Senator Jack Martins was welcomed to the Elmont Memorial Spartan Football game this past weekend by the Elmont Spartan Cheerleading squad. Squad captains Dyani Dawes and Beatrice Pierre welcomed Senator Martins to the sidelines of the game as the Spartans won their game 28-23 against Mepham. "The cheerleading squad was terrific. Their routines were phenominal and had the crowd dancing and cheering with them. They made me feel right at home at Elmont," said Senator Martins.

October 20, 2011
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Senator Speaks Success to Redemption Youth Community Council

Senator Adams spoke with and encouraged the students of the Redemption Youth Community Council about the importance of staying in school and being a success, despite the disparities and obstacles in life.  Senator Adams also presented an award of appreciation to one of the students.

October 19, 2011
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Queens Officials Ask For A Science, Engineering School Near The Borough

NY1 reported on the proposal to include new applied sciences and engineering campuses for Cornell and Stanford University on Randall's Island. The decision will be made in two weeks time. Senator Gianaris supports these endeavors because it will bring further means of economic development to Queens.

See the full video here.

October 18, 2011
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Roosevelt Island 'perfect location' for high-tech Cornell and Stanford campus

The New York Daily News wrote about the recent press conference promoting the use of Roosevelt Island for an applied sciences and engineering program for Cornell and Stanford University. Along with Congresswoman Maloney, Senator Gianaris extended his support for the project as it would provide economic stimulation to the area.

Building a hi-tech campus on Roosevelt Island would be a major boon for Queens, elected officials and business leaders said Monday, as two top schools threw their support behind the location.

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State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) said the project would help the city "diversify its economy beyond Wall Street and the financial services sector. This type of high-tech initiative is exactly the way we need to go."

October 18, 2011
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Senator Martins Roots Elmont Spartans on to Victory Over Mepham

State Senator Jack Martins was on the sidelines with Elmont Principal John Capozzi cheering on the Elmont Memorial High School Spartan Football team this past Saturday as they took on Mepham. Senator Martins was invited to the game by players on the Varsity Football team who have interned in his office. Before the game started, Senator Martins was greeted by Elmont Spartan Star wide receiver Ben Odugbesan who scored two touchdowns in the contest to lift Elmont over Mepham 28-23. One of those touchdowns was as a result of Spartan QB Will Faison throwing a 40 yard touchdown to Odugbesan for a sensational Elmont score. Elmont running back Qusarn Caldwell also scored for the Spartan squad and receiver Kyle Johnson had a 99 yard kickoff return TD.

October 17, 2011
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Students from E. W. Bower and Harding Avenue Elementary Schools Celebrate Completion of Senator Johnson's Summer Reading Program

Senator Owen H. Johnson congratulated second and fifth grade students from E. W. Bower and Harding Avenue Elementary Schools in Lindenhurst upon their completion of the New York State Senate Summer Reading Program.   Senator Johnson met with the Summer Reading Program participants at Sorto’s Top Bun in Lindenhurst on Thursday, October 13, 2011 for a special luncheon to celebrate their achievements.

October 14, 2011
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Senator Martins Congratulates Henry Viscardi School Basketball Team

Senator Jack M. Martins visited the Henry Viscardi School for the Disabled in Albertson recently for a special assembly during which he congratulated the basketball team on a well-earned win this summer against the Nassau County champion Elmont Spartans.

Prior to the assembly, Senator Martins met with the Henry Viscardi School board to discuss funding. During last year’s budget session, the executive’s budget proposal called for cuts to 4201 schools. Senator Martins, along with his colleagues in the Senate, fought to restore those cuts. Senator Martins told the board that he expects to have the same fight this next budget year.

October 14, 2011
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Public Hearing: Truth in Testing: A comprehensive look at standardized testing security procedures

Senate Standing Committee on Higher EducationChair: Senator Kenneth P. LaVallePublic Hearing: Truth in Testing: A comprehensive look at standardized testing security proceduresPlace: State University at Farmingdale, Roosevelt Hall, Little Theater, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.Contact: Nicole Stewart (518) 455-3121Media Contact: Drew Biondo (631) 473-1461ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 25, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Huntley Fall Newsletter

View the Full Fall Newsletter or click on the PDF link below.

 

File: 
Senator Huntley Fall Newsletter (final).pdf

October 12, 2011
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Notice of Public Hearing: NYS Committee on Higher Education

Subject:     Truth in Testing: A Comprehensive Look at Standardized Testing Security Procedures

Date:          October 25, 2011 - 10 am - 1 pm

Place:         Roosevelt Hall, Little Theater                  SUNY Farmingdale                  2350 Broadhollow Rd.                  Farmingdale, NY 11735

October 12, 2011
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October 12, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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