Issues: Education

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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Senator Martins Congratulates Herricks Wrestlers on a Successful Season

Senator Jack M. Martins recently congratulated the Herricks Wrestling team on a successful season. Senator Martins is pictured here with co-captains Mike Vespe and Andrew Farrell as well as coaches Mike Miller and Cliff Forziat, who presented Senator Martins with a Herricks Wrestling sweatshirt.

June 6, 2012
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June 6, 2012
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SQUADRON RESOLUTION CELEBRATES NEW YORK IMMIGRATION COALITION'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY AS PUSH CONTINUES FOR NY DREAM ACT

Squadron Joins Students, Advocates to Urge Passage of DREAM Act Before End of Session

ALBANY -- State Senator Daniel Squadron celebrated the 25th anniversary of the New York Immigration Coalition with a resolution adopted by the Senate yesterday, while urging passage of the New York DREAM Act before the end of the legislative session.

June 6, 2012
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Meadow Drive Fourth Grade Students Visit Senator Martins in Albany

Senator Jack M. Martins received a visit from the fourth grades students from the Meadow Drive School. Senator Martins spoke to the students and showed them around the State Capitol, discussing what a day is like in the life of a Senator. He thanked them for coming and wished all the students a wonderful summer.

The Meadow Drive School is in the Mineola School District.

June 6, 2012
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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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