Issues: Education

IDC invests in hardworking New York families in State Senate one-house budget resolution

Senate resolution includes key IDC proposals for infrastructure upgrades,  job growth, affordable housing, college affordability and paid family leave

Albany, NY — As the State Senate Coalition announced its $139.7 billion one-house budget resolution on Wednesday, State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the members of the Independent Democratic Conference unfurled key achievements for New York’s hardworking families.

March 11, 2015
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Ortt Talks About His Time so Far in Office

Senator Ortt reached out to constituents through an editorial outlining what he’s been up to in office and what his plans are for the future. Read the full article here.

March 11, 2015
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SERINO SUPPORTS REGENTS SHAKE-UP

 

SERINO SUPPORTS REGENTS SHAKE-UP

ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) released the following statement regarding today’s election of members to the New York State Board of Regents. The Senate and Assembly came together for a Joint Legislative Session to vote on five incumbents and two new candidates looking to serve on the body charged with the general supervision of every aspect of the State’s education system.

“I came to Albany to shake things up and today I took a stand against the status quo. The process of electing our Regents could not be more flawed. Being controlled by one house and one party, it flies in the very face of democracy.

March 10, 2015
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Senator Bonacic meets with Superintendents from Sullivan, Ulster and Delaware Counties

Senator Bonacic  met with Superintendent’s from Sullivan, Ulster and Delaware counties, on March 10, in his Albany office. The discussion focused on educational issues and priorities for the 2015-2016 New York State Budget.

March 10, 2015
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PETITION: The Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC) Online Petition

The Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC) is an important bill that allocates $150 million for education scholarships, half of which benefits tuition paying parents, while the other half is allocated toward additional resources and programming for public schools. This is a direct benefit to you, our parents, who work hard every day to provide your children with quality education.

On January 21, 2015, this legislation was passed in the Senate. However, in order for the EITC to become law the Assembly and the Governor must act now!

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March 10, 2015
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Senator Serino's Week In Review

The first of a regular feature to keep constituents up-to-date, Senator Serino discusses legislative and budgetary highlights of the past few weeks. 

March 10, 2015
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ASSEMBLYMEMBER KIM, SENATOR SQUADRON, ELECTEDS URGE MAYOR TO ADD LUNAR NEW YEAR AS SCHOOL HOLIDAY

18 Lawmakers Sign Letter Applauding Eid Al-Adha and Eid Al-Fitr Holiday, Urge Lunar New Year to be Included

Letter Cites Mayor's Pledge and New Law

Flushing, Queens – Assemblymember Ron Kim and State Senator Daniel Squadron joined colleagues across New York City in urging Mayor de Blasio to add Lunar New Year as a school holiday. 

March 9, 2015
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Cyber Security, Broadband Internet Access and Education on Your Voice

On this week's Your Voice program, Senator John A. DeFrancisco talks about cyber security legislation, broadband internet access for all of New York, and various education issues that include teacher evaluations and the Gap Eliminaton Adjustment (GEA).  

March 9, 2015
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Seward Pledges Support For Student Resolution

HERKIMER, 03/09/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) met recently with Herkimer High School Freshman Class President Nicholaus Stallman to discuss education.

“In short order the state senate will adopt its own budget resolution for fiscal year 2015-16, with an eye toward completing work on the state budget by the April 1 deadline,” said Senator Seward.  “My visit with Nicholaus was timely and helped illustrate just how important the state budget is for our students and their future.”

March 9, 2015
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March 3, 2015 - Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young

On this week’s edition of “Your Voice,” Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) discusses the Senate’s efforts to protect children and families from sex offenders, education reforms and the need for greater education funding, expansion of telehealth services, and her support for reducing taxes.

 

Following a comprehensive investigation by the New York State Senate Coalition that resulted in a startling report detailing numerous sex offenders living near Pre-K and Kindergarten facilities, the state Senate passed legislation that closes loopholes in existing laws and increases local authorities’ ability to restrict living arrangements for sex offenders. Earlier this year, the Senate also passed a package of seven bills to keep communities safe from sexual predators.

March 9, 2015
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Speaking at the UFT Rally

(Albany - March 4th) As a former teacher who attended public schools, sent my children to public schools, and whose grand kids attend public schools, Senator Stewart-Cousins recognized the challenges teachers face each and every. Teachers are the people we partner with to educate our children, as she explained to the United Federation of Teachers rally on March 4th.

March 7, 2015
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KLEIN ANNOUNCES $50,000 IN HEALTHY EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FUNDING FOR BRONX YMCA AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

New Program Promotes Health & Wellness for Hundreds of Bronx Students K-5

March 6, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE MEETS WITH LIBRARY ADVOCATES

Senator Amedore met with advocates from the Upper Hudson Library System in the State Capitol on their advocacy day on February 25, 2015. 

March 6, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE CALLS FOR ELIMINATION OF THE GAP ELIMINATION ADJUSTMENT (GEA)

Senator Amedore, and his Republican colleagues, held a press conference on February 10, 2105 to call for the complete elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment in this year's budget. 

March 6, 2015
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Senator Amedore Meets with Canajoharie Students

Senator George Amedore met with fifth grade students from Canajoharie Elementary School during a tour of the Capitol on February 10, 2015

March 6, 2015
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Senator Amedore Meets with Canajoharie Students

Senator George Amedore discusses the legislative process and the history of the State Capitol with fifth grade students from Canajoharie Elementary School during a tour of the Capitol on February 10, 2015

March 6, 2015
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Senator Amedore Meets With Guilderland Schools

Senator George Amedore met with students, teachers and administrators from Guilderland School District to discuss education issues in his LOB office on February 6, 2015. 

March 6, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School

On March 6, 2015, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco visited the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School, speaking with students about the legislative process and how a bill becomes law. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with some of the students and Director Mr. Galip Bak.

 

March 6, 2015
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