Issues: Education

SACKETS HARBOR CHAMPS TO BE HONORED IN ALBANY

Senate, Assembly Will Honor Honor Undefeated Patriots May 2

March 23, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Announces New York State Scholarship Program

Nanuet, NY (March 22, 2012) – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 4th  at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.  Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

March 22, 2012
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Salmon River Band Featured in Albany

   The Salmon River High School Band is pictured in Albany with their director, Cindy Healy.  The band performed a concert in the Concourse on Thursday, March 22 as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) “Music in Our Schools Month” celebration.  They were welcomed by Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey.

March 22, 2012
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Senator Martins Welcomes Port Washington Children's Center to Senate Floor

Senator Jack M. Martins welcomed the members of the Port Washington Children’s Center to the floor of the New York State Senate. The center has been serving the community for the past 35 years, providing nurturing programs that allow children to develop learning and social skills with the help of experienced teachers and staff.

March 22, 2012
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Senator Valesky Enjoys Sounds of Wellwood Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra

Senator David J. Valeksy enjoyed the orchestral sounds of Wellwood Middle School in Albany's concourse. The 7th and 8th grade students performed under the direction of their teacher, Ms. Jacqueline Darvill. The students were performing in Albany as a part of Music In Our Schools Month presented by the NYSSMA. Wellwood Middle School is in the Fayetteville-Manlius School district.

March 22, 2012
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Senator Gianaris attends PS/MS 84's Fourth Grade Chorus performance at the State Capitol

Senator Gianaris enjoyed hearing PS/MS 84's Fourth Grade Chorus perform at the New York State School Music Association Concert at the State Capitol.

March 22, 2012
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Join Senator Ball's Fight for Parents Choice on Education

It has come to our attention that local, public school districts are, in the course of seeking mandate relief from the state, recommending that such relief come in a reduction of the maximum mileage at which a district is required to bus nonpublic school students.  Such a reduction, from the current state law mandate of 15 miles to a mere 5 miles, would negatively impact taxpayers’ ability to send their sons and daughters to religious and private schools.  Namely, it would eliminate your right to school choice.

March 21, 2012
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Senator Saland presents a Legislative Resolution to Tichina Parchment, Student of the Year for NYA Continuing /Community Education.

Senator Saland presents a Legislative Resolution to Tichina Parchment, Student of the Year for NYA Continuing/Community Education. 

March 19, 2012
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Education "

 Education

Hearing Room C

Assembly

Senate

Catherine Nolan (Co-Chair)

John J. Flanagan (Co-Chair)

Vivian Cook

Andrew Lanza

March 22, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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ADDABBO APPOINTED TO SERVE ON NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Bipartisan Senate & Assembly Panel Charged With Negotiating Final Education Budget

 

 

March 19, 2012
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ADDABBO: WHAT HAPPENED TO $2.3 BILLION IN STATE AID FOR EDUCATION AWARDED BY THE COURT?

Wants State to Honor the Court Decision to Fund City Schools  

 

March 19, 2012
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3/15/12: Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Teacher Evaulation

Senator John Bonacic discusses the Teacher Evaluation legislation that passed the Senate.

March 16, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Students at Solvay Elementary School

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco visited Solvay Elementary School on March 16, 2012, to read some entertaining books to a class of second grade students.  The Senator also answered many of the students' questions about his job.  His visit was part of Solvay Elementary's Parents As Reading Partners Program.   

March 16, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Honors Winner of Second Annual Black History Month Essay Contest

Nanuet, NY (March 16, 2012) – In celebration and appreciation of Black History Month, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today awarded North Rockland High School student Brandon Shields, the winner of the Senator’s Second Annual Black History Month Essay Writing Contest, with a brand new Kindle and State Senate certificate. 

March 16, 2012
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Senator Maziarz meets District NYSSMA Students

Senator Maziarz met with two Lockport High School All-State Jazz Choir members during the Annual NYSSMA day in Albany on March 5, 2012

March 16, 2012
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Senator Montgomery Speaks Out Against Privatizing Public Education

During a budget debate on the Senate floor, Senator Montgomery protests the Senate Republican's one-house budget proposal that would allow for-profit businesses and corporations to establish charter schools. The Senator said that "New York's public education system is not for sale."

March 14, 2012
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Legislature Declares its Support for Increased State Aid to Education

Senate and Assembly Budget Proposals Would Reallocate Funds from Competitive Education Grants

The New York State Senate voted earlier this week to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget Resolution, which will form the basis for further negotiations with the Assembly and the Executive Branch on the final FY 2012-23 budget.

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), the Ranking Member of the Senate Education Committee, fought for several changes in the proposed Education budget that were included in the Senate Resolution.  Chief among them was the proposal to reallocate $200 million from the Governor’s competitive performance grant program to increase State Aid to education.

March 14, 2012
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Sen. Espaillat Fighting Alongside Young People for NY DREAM Act

Sen. Adrian Espaillat was joined by hundreds of students at a rally calling for the passage of the NY DREAM Act, which will help young people attain higher education.

March 14, 2012
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Watkins Glen High School students, teachers meet with Senator O'Mara in Albany

Albany, N.Y., March 14—A group of nearly 30 students and teachers representing the Watkins Glen High School “Save Our Schools” movement made the trek to Albany on Wednesday, March 14th as part of a statewide Education Lobby Day.

March 14, 2012
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