Issues: Education

Oppenheimer Applauds Senate Passage of Bill to Evaluate Early Childhood Education

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce Senate passage of S.5650-C, a bill aimed at strengthening the New York State daycare system by focusing on early childhood education in daycare settings. The bill directs the Commissioner of the NYS Department of Education (SED) to examine and make recommendations on early education in a variety of child care settings.

“I am a firm believer that the door to education opens long before kindergarten,” said Senator Oppenheimer. “All of our children deserve the chance to learn and prosper, and daycare can be an ideal place for educating our young children, as well as keeping them safe.”

May 14, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Room 124 CAP

May 15, 10:02 AM - 11:00 AM
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Congratulations To Commack High School

COMMACK HIGH SCHOOL AWARDED GOLD MEDAL AND NAMED TO US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT'S 2012 BEST 100 HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE NATION

It was announced on May 7, that Commack High School is ranked as one of the Best 100 Schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, Commack received a Gold Medal ranking and is ranked 18th in New York State, and first in Suffolk County!

May 10, 2012
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Rochester Early College International High School Visits Albany

Rochester, NY - Earlier this week, I had the privilege to welcome students from the Rochester Early College International High School to Albany. Included are: Jamal Wilson, Precious Harris, Jordin Rickett, Jordan Jablonski, Howard Sturgis, Deirdra Hokins, Mercy Kirui, Kenrick Brown, and Mark Durkin.

May 9, 2012
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RITCHIE JOINS HISTORIANS TO RECORD AREA’S CIVIL WAR LEGACY

Seeks Monuments, Markers of Region’s Contributions to ‘War that Saved the Republic’

State Senator Patty Ritchie, with the help of three noted local historians, is drafting community members to help record the region’s contributions to America’s Civil War, part of a statewide effort to remember New York’s role in the “War that Saved the Republic,” which was fought 150 years ago.

May 9, 2012
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SENATOR JIM ALESI AND ASSEMBLYMAN MARK JOHNS ANNOUNCE STATE GRANTS FOR LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN MONROE COUNTY

Grant for East Rochester Public Library Supported by $14 million in Capital Funds for Public Library Construction

May 8, 2012
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Senator Gianaris discusses the Department of Education's unfortunate decision to close Bryant and Long Island City HIgh Schools

Senator Gianaris discussing the DOE's unfortunate decision to close Bryant and LIC High Schools at the Community Education Council District 30's legislative breakfast.

May 8, 2012
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SACKETS HARBOR PATRIOTS HONORED IN ALBANY

Team Recognized in both the Senate and Assembly for Capture of State Title

 

State Senator Patty Ritchie—along with Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush—recently hosted the Sackets Harbor Boys Basketball team in Albany.

May 7, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR NNY LIBRARIES

Grant Money Will Help With Construction, Repairs

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced that more than $66,000 in funding will be awarded to libraries in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties through public library construction grant funds.

May 4, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE ANNOUNCES $100,000 FOR CNY LIBRARIES

Grant Money Will Help With Construction, Repairs

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced that more than $100 thousand dollars in funding will be awarded to libraries in Oswego County through public library construction grant funds.

May 4, 2012
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Gianaris And Bryant H.S. Youth Activists Celebrate Earth Day

The Queens Gazette wrote an article about the Global Kids Annual Youth Conference at Bryant High School, where Senator Gianaris met with students to talk about energy, climate change, and environmental policy.

A group of Global Kids Leaders at William Cullen Bryant H.S. in LIC met with state Senator Michael Gianaris on April 23, for a forum to celebrate Earth Day and explore how young people can improve environmental conditions in Queens.

Gianaris imparted strategies to the student leaders on influencing public policy to improve air quality and energy efficiency in Western Queens.

May 4, 2012
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NYS Nurses Association Visits Albany

I welcomed members of the New York State Nurses Association to my Albany office on Tuesday to discuss legislation.

May 3, 2012
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Bill Impacting Early Childhood Education Passes Senate

Dear Advocates for Children & Families:

A bill I am sponsoring, S.5650-C, passed the Senate on May 2, 2012. This legislation would direct the Commissioner of the New York State Education Department to issue a report on early childhood education in daycare settings.

Extensive research has proven that children with access to high-quality early education have a major advantage over those who do not. Currently, early childhood education in New York State is provided in a number of settings, from day care centers to nursery schools to private homes to public schools. The guidelines and regulations governing these activities vary by setting and are overseen by either the Office of Children and Family Services or the New York State Education Department.

May 3, 2012
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Lawmakers, Advocates want CPR Training in Schools

Measure Would Give Students the Basic Skills

May 3, 2012
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