Issues: Education

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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Zeldin

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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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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