Issues: Education

5/18/12 - SENATOR SALAND HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE ON TEEN DRIVING

5/18/12 - Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C - Poughkeepsie) held a press conference on teen driving today at Arlington High School in LaGrangeville. To further reinforce the dangers of texting or talking on the phone behind the wheel - immediately following the press conference, Senator Saland, along with the Arlington School District, the New York State Police, and Nationwide Insurance, hosted a distracted driving simulator display for the Arlington high school students.  The simulator uses virtual technology to challenge individuals to drive safely on the road while also dealing with a number of distractions, such as answering the phone or sending a text message.  The simulator demonstrates how much a driver misses on the road when their attention is diverted due to text

May 21, 2012
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Public Hearing: The Evolution of Student Assessments: Where we started; where we are; and where we should be going

Senate Standing Committee on Education
Chair: Senator John Flanagan
Public Hearing: The Evolution of Student Assessments: Where we started; where we are; and where we should be going
Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
Time: 10:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Contact: Robin Mueller (518) 455-2071
Media Contact: Rob Caroppoli (631) 361-2154
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

June 11, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC AND SENATE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLAN

SENATOR JOHN BONACIC AND SENATE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLAN

May 18, 2012
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Senator Gallivan presents “It Can Wait” Distracted Driving Program to Lancaster High School Students

TAKE THE PLEDGE HERE!

Lancaster High School students today joined State Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (59th District) and AT&T to raise awareness about the risks of texting while driving by encouraging all wireless consumers, especially youth, that text messages can – and should – wait until after driving.

As part of AT&T’s national “Txtng & Drivng…It Can Wait” campaign, Lancaster High School students were shown a powerful 10-minute documentary, “The Last Text”, highlighting the devastating effects of texting and driving and were then given the opportunity to sign a commitment pledging to not text while driving.

May 18, 2012
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Port Washington Students Shine in Mock Courtroom

If you were to visit one of five classrooms at the Sousa Elementary School, one of the four elementary schools in the Port Washington School District, on Friday, May 11, you may think for a moment that you were in federal district court or state supreme court. That’s because elementary school students were conducting mock trials as part of the Port Enrichment Program.

The students debated a scenario involving the parents of a young man who was injured suing the producers of a show, “Wildest, Wackiest, Craziest Teen Video Competition” for negligence for broadcasting a show that encourages students to performing reckless students.

May 17, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Room 124 CAP

May 22, 10:06 AM - 10:25 AM
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SENATOR RITCHIE TALKS CITIZENSHIP WITH VOLNEY STUDENTS

Talks About Good Citizenship, Takes Questions From Students

State Senator Patty Ritchie visited Fairgrieve Elementary School in Fulton today, after being contacted by 6th grade student Ariel Stacy.

May 17, 2012
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Senator Martins 'Deeply Touched' By St. Brigid Our Lady of Hope School

During a visit to St. Brigid Our Lady of Hope School in Westbury for "Pizza and Politics," the students had a special assembly in honor of Senator Martins. Principal Paul Clagnaz made the Senator an honorary graduate of the school. Some of the students then sang a stirring rendition of Proud to Be an American. Some of the members of the student council then performed a sketch in which Senator Martins was being interviewed by the press. Jamie played Senator Martins. During the assembly, the school also received a visit from a special guest, Village of Westbury Deputy Mayor Joan Boes.

May 17, 2012
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Senator Martins Brings 'Pizza and Politics' to St. Brigid Our Lady of Hope School

Senator Jack M. Martins recently brought his “Pizza and Politics” initiative to the St. Brigid Our Lady of Hope School in Westbury. “Pizza and Politics” is an initiative started by Senate Martins whereby the Senator visits schools in the Seventh Senate District, bringing pizza for lunch and discussing issues that are important to young people. At St. Brigid, Senator Martins and the members of the student council discussed state support of parochial schools.

May 17, 2012
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Randi Bregman Honored as NY Senate Woman of Distinction

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) named Randi Bregman, Executive Director at Vera House, as the 49th Senate District’s “Woman of Distinction” as part of the New York State Senate’s 15th Annual Women of Distinction celebration.

May 17, 2012
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GALLIVAN SUPPORTS COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLAN

Making College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through: Increased Tuition Tax Breaks; Lower Student Loan Interest Rates; Tuition Pre-Payment; Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans

Members of the Senate Majority Conference today outlined a plan to help middle-class families and students afford the rapidly increasing cost of a college education. The Senate’s 2012 College Affordability Plan would help parents save for higher education for their children and give students and families access to low interest student loans, as well as clear information about the size of the loan debt they are taking on.

May 17, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON COLLEGE HAZING

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to prevent the tragic injuries and deaths that can occur due to hazing at colleges and universities. The bill (S.1937) would help cut down on hazing by strengthening a college or university’s enforcement authority and increasing awareness of the consequences of hazing, underage drinking, and illegal drug use.

May 16, 2012
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Young Members of the Community Service Society of New York (CSS) Share Their Views with Senator Montgomery

Young members of the Community Service Society of New York (CSS) shared their views with Senator Montgomery on access to quality  education, summer jobs, and other issues facing  inner city youth.

May 16, 2012
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Seward Touts Senate's 2012 College Affordability Plan

ALBANY, 05/15/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced introduction of the senate’s 2012 College Affordability Plan which will help middle-class families and students afford the rapidly increasing cost of a college education.  The proposal would help parents save for higher education for their children and give students and families access to low interest student loans, as well as clear information about the size of the loan debt they are taking on.

May 15, 2012
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SENATE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLAN

SENATE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLANMaking College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through:

May 15, 2012
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College Affordability Plan Proposed

Making College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through:

Increased Tuition Tax Breaks; Lower Student Loan Interest Rates;

Tuition Pre-Payment; Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans

 

May 15, 2012
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Senator Valesky, IDC Release Report to Expand ‘Doctors Across New York’ program

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and the Independent Democratic Conference, flanked by hospital executives from around New York State, released a comprehensive report today calling on the Department of Health to implement immediate reforms to the Doctors Across New York program New York currently uses to lure new doctors to underserved areas, particularly in Upstate and rural New York.

May 15, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco with Liverpool High School Teacher Jeff Peneston and Family

Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Liverpool High School teacher Jeff Peneston and his family at the capitol building in Albany.  The Senator presented Mr. Peneston with a New York State Senate Resolution for winning the 2012 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. 

May 15, 2012
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YELLOW JACKETS IN THE HOUSE!

State Senator Patty Ritchie joined members of the Madrid –Waddington boys varsity basketball team for lunch recently and presented them with a resolution in honor of their outstanding 2011-2012 season. 

May 14, 2012
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