Issues: Education

Senator Lee M. Zeldin Announces School Aid Runs

My colleagues and I in New York State Senate fought to restore Millions of Dollars in School Aid funding.  Without our hard work in the State Senate, the cuts made by the Governor might have not been restored. 

March 30, 2011
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Senator Kennedy: Budget Takes Money from WNY Students and Gives it to Wall Street Millionaires

During the vote on the 2011-12 budget revenue bill, Senator Kennedy stood up to voice Western New York's opposition to budget provisions that will take money away from the region's students, seniors and families and put it into the pockets of Wall Street millionaires.  

March 30, 2011
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State Budget Closes $10 Billion Deficit, Restores Fiscal Responsibility, Builds Road to Job Creation With No New Taxes, No Borrowing.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson),  chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee today said  the budget about to be enacted restored an orderly and open budget negotiation process, brought back fiscal responsibility to the state, closes a $10 billion budget deficit and creates a road to job creation and economic recovery, all with no new taxes or borrowing.

“This budget,” LaValle said, “reaches its financial goals with no new taxes and no borrowing and will cut next year's projected budget deficit from $15 billion to about $2 billion.”

School Aid     

March 30, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 7th and 8th GRADE BAND AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE

On March 29, 2011 Senator Bonacic me with the Liberty Middle School’s 7 and 8th Grade Band and Jazz Ensemble and presented them with a Senate Resolution. Senator Bonacic is pictured with Gary Siegel, Liberty Central School District’s Director of Music and NYSSMA State  Government Relations Advocacy Committee Member and Liberty Middle School students.

March 29, 2011
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Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

29 de Marzo de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

El presupuesto que el Gobernador del Estado de Nueva York Andrew Cuomo ha sometido para este año traerá consecuencias fatales para nuestra comunidad.

Aunque logramos restituir el dinero para mantener abierto los centros de ancianos y la amenaza de cerrar 105 centros de personas mayores de edad ya no es real, por otro lado en el presupuesto el Gobernador Cuomo pide un corte de 2.8 billones de dolares en los beneficios de medicaid.

March 29, 2011
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“The Buffalo News”- Another Voice-”Real reform is the answer to education dilemma” By Mark Grisanti

Acommentary by Billy Easton of the Alliance for Quality Education that was recently published in The Buffalo News regarding the proposed cuts to education funding in New York State missed the mark. Taxes — throwing money at the issue — doesn’t work. You cannot spend yourself into prosperity; it has never happened.

I support a well-measured restoration of funding for education. We are at a point in time where there has to be careful planning and consideration given to each and every problem relating to our students. We need to re-evaluate our current course and establish revisions that will both maximize benefits to students as well as minimize wasteful spending.

March 26, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Holds Roundtable Discussion on the Budget’s Effects on Western New York’s Students

Parents and students from Cheektowaga-Sloan meet with Senator Kennedy to discuss their concerns

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, visited the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School to hold a roundtable discussion with parents, students and educators. The talk focused on the state budget’s effects on schoolchildren in Western New York.

March 25, 2011
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College Fair 2011 "A Showcase of CUNY Colleges"

The Senator Malcolm A. Smith

Education Advisory Committee (EAC)

in partnership with

The African-American / Caribbean Education

Association, Inc. (AACEAINC) & York College

 

The City University of New York offers great colleges, value, and affordability.  Here you will learn everything you need to know:

Introduction to CUNY

Pursuing two and four year degrees

What college is for you?

Admissions

April 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Rivera and Make the Road New York Call for Restoration of Adult Education Funding, Extension of Personal Income Tax for Wealthiest New Yorkers

 

New York, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) and Make the Road New York issued a joint statement today calling for the restoration of Adult education funding such as GED prep and English as a Second Language classes in the 2012 Executive Budget.

March 25, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Room 124 CAP

March 29, 10:00 AM - 10:23 AM
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Dedication Ceremony of Kaplan Hall at the Newburgh Campus of Orange County Community College

On Thursday, March 24th, 2011 Senator Bonacic attended the dedication ceremony of Kaplan Hall at the Newburgh Campus of Orange County Community College.  The Kaplan Hall will contain new science labs, a health professions wing for nursing and therapy programs, the campus library and main learning center, the one-stop student center for prospective students, and additional general purpose classrooms.

Pictured from L - R: Senator John J. Bonacic, William Kaplan and SUNY Orange President, Dr. William Richards.

March 25, 2011
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Senator Kennedy to Hold Roundtable Discussion with Parents and Students on the NYS Budget and Education

Roundtable will focus on the budget’s impact on Western New York’s school children

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy will hold a roundtable discussion with parents and students to hear their concerns about the N.Y. State budget at the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Cheektowaga. The focus of the talk will be the budget’s impact on Western New York’s school children, with a specific focus on the impact on students in the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District.

March 24, 2011
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