Issues: Education

Gallivan Continues to Press For Funding For WNY’s Rural Schools

Competitive Grant Money Should Be Allocated to Rural Students Who Need It Most

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) continued his call today to utilize $250 million allocated in Governor Andrew M Cuomo’s Executive Budget Proposal to restore funding to students in rural, high-need schools, instead of a new “targeted grant” program.

March 9, 2012
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Cuomo and G.O.P. Quiet So Far on Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants

By JOHN ELIGON
Published: March 7, 2012

ALBANY — With immigration still a contentious issue around the country, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Republican lawmakers have maintained a noticeable distance from New York State proposals that would make financial aid available to illegal immigrants at colleges and universities.

March 9, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Room 124 CAP

April 25, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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RITCHIE HEARS MANDATE RELIEF IDEAS FROM LOCAL LEADERS

Delivers More Recommendations to Fellow Panelists on Statewide Mandate Relief Council

March 8, 2012
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RITCHIE HOSTS GOV’S TOP SCHOOL ADVISOR IN TALKS ON RURAL FUNDING

Deputy Education Secretary Also Tours Local School

March 8, 2012
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ADDABBO’S STATEMENT REGARDING DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL CLOSURES

Queens, NY, March 7, 2012NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement today, reacting to this week’s announced proposal by the NYC Department of Education to close three high schools in his district:    

March 7, 2012
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2012 NEW JOBS-NY JOB CREATION PLAN

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and members of the Senate Republican Conference today announced details of the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan that includes significant tax relief to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs, measures to ensure fiscal responsibility and control state spending, as well as other reforms and incentives to make New York more economically competitive.  The plan will be included in the Senate budget resolution to be acted on next week.

Highlights of the Senate Republican job creation plan, which is supported by statewide business organizations, including the Business Council of New York, Unshackle Upstate and the National Federation of Independent Businesses, include:

March 7, 2012
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Students from Rochester School for the Deaf Visit Albany

On Tuesday, March 6th, I had the pleasure of meeting with students from Rochester School for the Deaf.

March 7, 2012
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RITCHIE RELEASES SECOND MANDATE RELIEF REPORT

Cost-Saving Ideas from Local Leaders to be Presented to Statewide Panel Thursday; Citizens Urged to Submit Your Ideas

March 7, 2012
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Senators Martins and Flanagan Honor Long Island Students For Cancer Research

Senators John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Jack Martins (7th Senate District) joined together to recognize Commack High School junior Kayla Neville and Great Neck South High School senior John Yang for their efforts to study experimental nanoparticles in an effort to better treat and diagnose cancer in human.  The two students were honored by the full Senate and presented with New York State Senate Resolutions for recently being recognized nationally for their joint project and for their dedication in the fight against cancer.

March 6, 2012
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Senators Flanagan and Martins Honor Long Island Students For Cancer Research Senators Flanagan and Martins Honor Long Island Students For Cancer Research

Senators John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Jack Martins (7th Senate District) joined together to recognize Commack High School junior Kayla Neville and Great Neck South High School senior John Yang for their efforts to study experimental nanoparticles in an effort to better treat and diagnose cancer in human.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Coaches Cherry Lane Bombers Against Harlem Wizards in Suffern

Via Ramapotimes.com

The famous Harlem Wizards, their 50th anniversary season well underway, swooped into Suffern High School to take on the Cherry Lane Bombers before a capacity crowd and quickly became the fan favorites.

The Bombers brought in New York State Senator David Carlucci to manage the team, Rockland Boulders' pitcher Bobby Blevins to play for their side and Suffern Police Chief Clarke Osborn to maintain law & order on the basketball court.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Martins Recognizes the Efforts of Great Neck South, Commack High School Students

On the floor of the New York State Senate, Senator Jack M. Martins entered into the record a resolution honoring Great Neck South High School student John Yang and Commack High School student Kayla Neville for their extraordinary work in studying experimental nanoparticles.

Neville and Yang spent last summer working together, under the supervision of biomedical engineering professor Balaji Sitharaman, at Stony Brook University in a project that was jointly sponsored by the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition and the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition. In the study, the two young scientists injected the experimental nanoparticle into human cells and discovered that the human body could tolerate the material.

March 6, 2012
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Senator John Bonacic Meets with Members of NYSSMA

Representatives from the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) met with Senator John Bonacic for the Joseph R. Sugar NYSSMA Day in Albany today to discuss education funding and its effect on music programs. 

March 5, 2012
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Senator Martins Presents 'How a Bill Becomes a Law' at the St. Aidan School

Senator Jack M. Martins has been visiting schools throughout the Seventh Senate District to present “How a Bill Becomes a Law,” a program his office started to engage elementary schools in the process of state government.

Senator Martins speaks to the students about how a bill becomes a law in New York State. It all starts with an idea and then involves building consensus through the legislature, which includes the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly. If the bill passes both houses, it is sent to the Governor, who can sign the bill into law or veto it.

Senator Martins ends the discussion by asking students for their ideas for bills. The program has been embraced by schools as an educational tool to get students thinking about public service.

March 5, 2012
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SENATOR BALL’S BIG PUSH FOR UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/3/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) took action on his promise to end unfunded mandates, delivering relief options for schools, libraries and municipalities across the district this week.

March 3, 2012
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Senator Parker Interviews Stephen Allinger (NYSUT)

March 1, 2012

State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Stephen Allinger, Legislative Director for New York State United Teachers

Discussion Topics:

The Importance of Education, Campaign on Fiscal Education law suit, Green Schools

About NYSUT:

NYSUT is more than 600,000 people who work in, or are retired from, New York's schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities. Dedicated to improving not only working conditions, but also professions, with a common commitment to improve the quality of education and healthcare for the people of New York.

March 1, 2012
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