Issues: Education

Senator Robach Honors Dr. Anne M. Kress as Woman of Distinction

On Tuesday, May 24th, Senator Joe Robach honored Monroe Community College president, Dr. Anne M. Kress as a 2011 Woman of Distinction. A ceremony will take place in Albany.

 

 

 

“During her time at Monroe Community College, Dr. Kress has made a remarkable impact on MCC’s students, faculty, staff, and the entire Rochester community,” said Senator Robach. “The ‘Women of Distinction’ program provides a special opportunity to honor successful women, such as Dr. Kress, for their achievements and to thank them for the pride they bring to the community.”

 

 

 

May 27, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 2, 2011 Room 124 CAP

June 2, 10:00 AM - 10:02 AM
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5/24/2011: Janice Sara Reiff Resolution

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Janice Sara Reiff,distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community

WHEREAS, it is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute toCitizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavorserved to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the greatState of New York; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to mourn the death of JaniceSara Reiff, distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community;And

WHEREAS, Janice Sara Reiff was born in the Bronx, New York, on July 8,1949, to Lillian Boshes and William Reiff; and

May 26, 2011
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Senator Martins Meets 'Town Hall-Style' With Sewanhaka High School Students

Senator Jack M. Martins was hosted by over 100 hundred students in a "Town Hall"-style listen session at Sewanhaka High School. The forum was an outgrowth of a social studies assignment in the class of Diane Ondris where students wrote hundreds of letters to the Senator on issues of the day. Senator Martins replied to the questions and mailed each student a letter with a response.

In recognition of the school’s outstanding work, Senator Martins came to Sewanhaka High School, where Elmont, Stewart Manor, South Floral Park and Floral Park students got to ask questions to their State Senator.

May 26, 2011
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Mary Anderson, Richard DiStefano and Robert DiStefano Honored At the 2011 Sixth Annual PAWS Gala

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined Partners Advancing West Islip Students (PAWS) in applauding three honorees at the 2011 Sixth Annual PAWS Gala. The event took place at The Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon on April 29, 2011.Mary Anderson was the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award.  She is the Principal of the Manetuck Elementary School and this fall will celebrate her 40th anniversary with the West Islip School District.Brothers Richard DiStefano and Robert DiStefano were presented with the 2011 Outstanding Community Members of the Year Award. The owners of West Islip Wines & Liquors were honored for their exceptional participation and  contribution to the betterment of the community. 

May 26, 2011
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MCC President Honored as 'Woman of Distinction'

On Tuesday, May 24th, Senator Joe Robach honored Monroe Community College president, Dr. Anne M. Kress as a 2011 Woman of Distinction. A ceremony will take place in Albany.

 

“During her time at Monroe Community College, Dr. Kress has made a remarkable impact on MCC’s students, faculty, staff, and the entire Rochester community,” said Senator Robach. “The ‘Women of Distinction’ program provides a special opportunity to honor successful women, such as Dr. Kress, for their achievements and to thank them for the pride they bring to the community.”

 

May 26, 2011
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Endangering the Welfare of a Child

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 26, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*PRESS RELEASE*

Senator Huntley Acts to Protect New York’s Youth; Bill Increases Punishment for Repeat Offenders

Advocates passage of legislation making Endangering the Welfare of a Child Class E felony

May 26, 2011
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Endangering the Welfare of a Child

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 26, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*PRESS RELEASE*

Senator Huntley Acts to Protect New York’s Youth; Bill Increases Punishment for Repeat Offenders

Advocates passage of legislation making Endangering the Welfare of a Child Class E felony

May 26, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Most Holy Rosary School at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Most Holy Rosary School at the Capitol.

May 25, 2011
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Hundreds Brave Torrential Rains to Fight Planned Cuts to Downtown After-School Programs

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Budding Comedians, Artists, and Athletes to Be Sidelined as Latch-Key Kids

By Dianne Renzulli

May 19, 2011

On Wednesday afternoon, a packed auditorium at P.S. 89/I.S. 289 cheered for politicians, Manhattan Youth organizers and students who rallied the crowd against City and State funding cuts that would eliminate after-school programs at I.S. 289 and P.S. 150 in 2012.

May 25, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Faith Heritage School at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Faith Heritage School at the Capitol. 

May 25, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Ed Smith Student Council Members at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Ed Smith Student Council Members at the Capitol.

May 25, 2011
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Syracuse Resident Mary Nelson is NY Senate “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) named Mary Nelson, of Syracuse, as the 49th Senate District’s “Woman of Distinction” as part of the New York State Senate’s 14th Annual 2011 Women of Distinction celebration. 

May 24, 2011
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Senate Education Committee Examines Teacher Discipline Process

In an effort to streamline the teacher discipline system to protect educational quality for students across the state, Senator John Flanagan, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, convened a hearing of the New York State Senate Education Committee to examine the current system.  The “Due Process Teacher Discipline Without Delay: Reforming Section 3020-a of the Education Law to Meet the Needs of the 21st Century” accepted testimony from interested parties in an effort to examine how New York State can reform the system to provide the appropriate discipline for educator misconduct as well as the appropriate protection for those wrongfully accused.

May 24, 2011
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5/24/2011: Janice Sara Reiff Resolution

LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION mourning the death of Janice Sara Reiff, distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay  tribute  to citizens  of  the  State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great State of New York; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to mourn the death of Janice Sara Reiff,  distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community; and

WHEREAS, Janice Sara Reiff was born in the Bronx, New York, on July 8, 1949, to Lillian Boshes and William Reiff; and

May 24, 2011
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Statement From Senator Patrick M. Gallivan Regarding Potential Property Tax Cap Agreement

"Western New York’s property tax burden is among the highest in the nation; forcing families to leave their homes, business to relocate, and our children to seek futures elsewhere. Passing legislation to cap property taxes at two-percent was one of the first actions my Senate colleagues and I took this year.

Now, nearly four months later, the Assembly has joined the discussion by agreeing to a property tax cap framework largely mirroring legislation passed earlier this year in the Senate. This is a very encouraging development.

May 24, 2011
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ST. ANSELM'S STUDENT NAMED “SENATOR FOR A DAY” IN ANNUAL CONTEST

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), hosted his 9th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest ceremony last week at Public School 204 in Brooklyn and is announcing that Samantha Najjar of the 7th Grade at St. Anselm's Roman Catholic School was the winner. Sophia Cappellini of the 8th Grade at Visitation Academy was the second place winner and Viktoria Guzak of the 8th Grade Intermediate School 259, William McKinley Junior High School, was the third place winner.

May 23, 2011
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Senator Martins Celebrates International Culture at Elmont Memorial High School

Hundreds of students and community members jammed Elmont Memorial High School’s gymnasium this past Friday evening to celebrate “International Night!“ The evening is a celebration of community, diversity and culture. From the shores of Jamaica and Haiti to India, Dominican Republic, Nigeria, Barbados, Mexico and everywhere in between, food, fun and fashion ruled the evening. Senator Jack M. Martins was invited to the celebration and was welcomed to the evening of culture by Principal John Capozzi and students led by Kyle Johnson, Candice Chatterpaul, Ben Odugbesan, Elijah Ross and organizers.

May 23, 2011
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Senator Martins Presides as Judge in Manorhaven School Mock Trial

A classroom in the Manorhaven School in Port Washington served as a court room on Friday, May 20 as the fifth grade Manorhaven Mock Trial Team conducted a civil trial complete with witnesses, exhibits and complete New York State Civil Procedure.

The case involved a woman, Jo Moncrieff, who was denied a position as a news field producer for a television station. The Plaintiff Team argued that the woman was the best qualified candidate but was denied the position because she is in a wheel-chair and was thus discriminated against. The Defense Team argued that the woman was not the best qualified candidate since the position of in-field news producer required the candidate to be able to get around quickly.

May 23, 2011
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Tax Cap Now!

The Long Island state senate delegation gathered in Bayport Thursday afternoon to pressure their Democrat colleagues in the state Assembly to approve legislation that would cap property tax increases at two percent.During a press conference at the home of Richard and Joanne Curley, the Senators said the property tax cap would help ease the burden on homeowners across Long Island.Senate officials said the Curley's home was selected because it is representative of the tax burden facing homeowners in Nassau and Suffolk counties. According to Joanne Curley, the property taxes on her family's home have risen from slightly more than $6,000 eight years ago to more than $11,000 today.

May 19, 2011
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