Issues: Education

Statement of Senator Ken LaValle: Higher Education Hearing on SAT Cheating

Good morning and welcome to SUNY Farmingdale for The New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education public hearing to investigate Truth-in-Testing: A Comprehensive Look at Standardized Testing Security Procedures.

October 27, 2011
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Congratulations Andrew Groh For Completion of the NY Senate Summer Reading Program!

Senator Johnson congratulated Andrew Groh, a 4th grader at Marion G. Vedder Elementary School in North Babylon, upon his completion of the 2011 New York State Senate Summer Reading Program.

October 27, 2011
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All Media NY : Senator Espaillat Speaks out against firing of 700 Student aid workers

700 Student Aid Workers to be Laid Off

7 Oct 2011 10:13 AM EST

-by Molly C. Braswell

New York Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez spoke out at Thursday’s press conference to protest the firing of public school aids in the less economically profitable regions of New York City.

October 27, 2011
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El Diario - Exigen evitar los despidos de empleados de escuelas

NUEVA YORK — El despido de cerca de cientos de trabajadores de escuelas afectará desproporcionalmente a comunidades afroamericanas y latinas, particularmente en el Alto Manhattan, según denunciaron ayer el senador estatal Adriano Espaillat y el concejal Ydanis Rodríguez, junto al sindicato que agrupa a dichos trabajadores, el DC37.

October 27, 2011
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Maloney backs bringing university for engineering to Roosevelt Island

Times Ledger wrote on the recent proposition to expand an applied sciences campus to Roosevelt Island. Senator Gianaris advocated for the project, while stating that Roosevelt Island provides the resources like easy transportation for students, while at the same time the project will bring forth a new side of the thriving Western Queens community.

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria), other Queens elected officials and Long Island City business groups threw their support Monday behind Roosevelt Island becoming the new site for an applied sciences and engineering university in the city.

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October 27, 2011
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Maloney Presses For Roosevelt Island Science Campus

Senator Gianaris attended a press conference to promote the expansion of an applied science campus to Roosevelt Island with Congresswoman Maloney and David Brause. The Queens Gazette wrote on some of the reasons for the Senator's support, such as in addition to the promotion of higher education, the general further development of the Western Queens community.

October 27, 2011
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Erin Merryn's Law would mandate child sex abuse education

SYRACUSE, N.Y. --"My innocence was killed, my childhood was taken. My voice was silenced. And I lived in that silence," Erin Merryn said.

Merryn says starting when she was six, she was sexually abused by a neighbor, then at 11 by an older cousin.

October 26, 2011
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Oppenheimer Honored by Metropolitan New York Library Council

Senator Acknowledged for Outstanding and Dedicated Service in Support of Libraries

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (“METRO”) has honored State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) for her “outstanding and dedicated service in support of libraries.”  The award was presented to Senator Oppenheimer at METRO’s annual meeting on October 17, 2011, in New York City. 

Calling her “a great friend and supporter of the library community,” METRO Board President Norman Jacknis noted that Senator Oppenheimer is the only legislator to have earned an A+ on the New Yorkers for Better Libraries’ report card of legislative accountability.  Senator Oppenheimer “has sponsored five library bills, four of them have already passed, and she’s made a valiant effort to restore library funding,” said Jacknis.  “In honor of her long-standing commitment to the library community and for her many vital contributions to our area, METRO is pleased to present Senator Suzi Oppenheimer with a special award recognizing her outstanding work.”

October 24, 2011
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Senator Oppenheimer Honored by Metropolitan New York Library Council

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, the only New York Legislator to earn an A+ from New Yorkers for Better Libraries, was honored recently by the Metropolitan New York Library Council for her "outstanding and dedicated service in support of libraries."

October 24, 2011
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Senator Martins Moderates Roundtable Dicussion on Education at Unidad Latina Legislative Conference

Senator Jack M. Martins moderated a roundtable discussion entitled, "Our Future Depends on It: Increasing Latino College Success," at the Unidad Latina Legislative Conference in New York City.

Now more than ever, we must invest in increasing Latino college graduation rates as a means of stimulating long-term and sustainable community wealth and development. The panel discussed some of the challenges our youth face on their way to college, and identify programs and strategies that support and accelerate Latino college persistence and completion.

The panelists were:

Frank Sánchez, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, City University of New York

Lillian Rodríguez López, President, Hispanic Federation

October 24, 2011
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10/22/2011: Black College Expo

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: October 27, 2011

Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**PRESS RELEASE**

THE 2011 BLACK COLLEGE EXPO

October 23, 2011
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Forum/Town Hall: Civics Classes: Graduation Ceremony

Senator Gustavo Rivera will be teaching his first series of civics classes.  The topic of this last class is "Voting and Elections".  Class will be followed by a graduation ceremony. This class is free and open to the public and the Senator encourages all Bronxites to attend. All are welcome!

November 3, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Civics Classes

Senator Gustavo Rivera will be teaching his first series of civics classes.  The topic of this class will be "State and Local Governments". The last class is "Voting and Elections". These classes are free and open to the public and the Senator encourages all Bronxites to attend. 

October 27, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Civics Classes

Senator Gustavo Rivera will be teaching his first series of civics classes.  The topic of this class will be "Civil Rights and Civil Liberties". Next is "State and Local Governments" and lastly , " Voting and Elections". These classes are free and open to the public and the Senator encourages all Bronxites to attend. 

October 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Martins Holds Listening Session With Elmont Memorial Students

Senator Jack Martins took his listening tour to Elmont Memorial High School today where he met with students in an AP Government class about issues that impact the greater Elmont community. The session was a question and answer period that focused on the State budget, health care, education and taxes. Martins was greeted at Elmont Memorial by students Jeffrey Cadet, Elijah Ross, Ben Odugbesan and Daniel Alexander.

October 20, 2011
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Senator Martins Tours Elmont's Clara H. Carlson School Autism Academy

State Senator Jack Martins visited the Clara H. Carlson School Autism Academy today as part of his district listening tour throughout the 7th Senate district. The academy is one of the most comprehensive Autism learning programs in New York State. Senator Martins was joined in the tour and session by Clara Carlson School Principal Ken Rosner, School Board President Michael Jaime and Supt. Al Harper.

Ken Rosner, Principal of Clara Carlson school, led the tour showing Senator Martins the different classrooms, program modules and programming the school provides. “This program looks at each student individually. We develop a specific set of goals for each student,” Rosner remarked to Martins in the tour.

October 20, 2011
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Senator Martins Welcomed to Elmont Varsity Game by Spartan Cheerleaders

Senator Jack Martins was welcomed to the Elmont Memorial Spartan Football game this past weekend by the Elmont Spartan Cheerleading squad. Squad captains Dyani Dawes and Beatrice Pierre welcomed Senator Martins to the sidelines of the game as the Spartans won their game 28-23 against Mepham. "The cheerleading squad was terrific. Their routines were phenominal and had the crowd dancing and cheering with them. They made me feel right at home at Elmont," said Senator Martins.

October 20, 2011
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