Issues: Education

Oppenheimer Celebrates Women's History Month

Senator Oppenheimer pays tribute to generations of women who have pioneered equal rights and opportunities for women

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today marked Women’s History Month by reflecting on how women have shaped our society, government, culture and all aspects of our lives.  But despite the accomplishments of the past century, inequalities remain, such as the absence of equal pay for equal work and restrictions on a woman’s reproductive rights.

March 1, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Room 124 CAP

March 6, 10:00 AM - 10:07 AM
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DAILY PEEKSKILL: BALL HOSTS EDUCATION FORUM IN PEEKSKILL

 

by Art Cusano

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The state tax cap and mandates, both unfunded and partially unfunded, were the hot topics of conversation at an education forum at Peekskill High School Tuesday evening hosted by District 40 State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson).

March 1, 2012
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February 29, 2012 - The Daily Peekskill

State Sen. Greg Ball introduces fellow Republican state senator and education chairperson State Sen. John Flanagan.

Photo credit: Art Cusano

 

Ball Hosts Education Forum in Peekskill

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The state tax cap and mandates, both unfunded and partially unfunded, were the hot topics of conversation at an education forum at Peekskill High School Tuesday evening hosted by District 40 State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson). 

March 1, 2012
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Senator Ruben Diaz, Community Leader Luis Sepulveda and District Leader Julia Rodriguez to hold rally at I.S 125

Senator Ruben Diaz, Community Leader Luis Sepulveda

and District Leader Julia Rodriguez to hold rally at I.S 125

Senator Ruben Diaz along with Community Leader Luis Sepulveda and District Leader Julia Rodriguez will be holding a rally with the parents of both P.S. 119 and I.S. 125 protesting the overcrowding at the schools and the Board of Education's intent to add another school at I.S. 125 located at 1111 Pugsley Avenue in the Bronx.

February 29, 2012
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RITCHIE: 'WE ARE ALL FIGHTING FOR RURAL SCHOOLS'

RITCHIE JOINS STUDENTS AND TEACHERS TO FIGHT FOR RURAL SCHOOLS

February 29, 2012
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Senator Martins Congratulates Cast of Elmont's 'Beauty and the Beast'

State Senator Jack Martins met with the cast and crew of Elmont Memorial High School's Musical "Beauty and the Beast.". The musical will be shown on March 2nd and 3rd at Elmont Memorial at 7:30pm. Senator Martins watched a preview of the musical at the annual Black History Month Celebration where the performance received thunderous applauds. "The preparation, hard work and focus the students have put into this production is truly incredible," said Senator Martins adding, "I'm very proud of the entire cast, crew and orchestra." Pictured with Senator Martins are the cast of Beauty and the Beast and Sewanhaka Central High School District Music Coordinator Eileen Kramer.

February 29, 2012
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AT 4:30 AM, RITCHIE ANSWERS THE CALL FOR RURAL SCHOOLS

Joins in Send-off  for Hundreds of Students and Teachers to Albany Aid Rally

February 29, 2012
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Navigating the New York City Educational System

 

PA/PTA Executive Board Members, Parents and Community Residentslocated in the 10th Senatorial District are welcome to attend

Date: Friday, March 9, 2012

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: August Martin High School   156-10 Baisley Boulevard   Jamaica, New York 11434

 

March 9, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Senator Flanagan Participates In Longwood Legislative Breakfast

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) joins educators at the Eighth Annual Longwood Regional Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Longwood Central School District and Eastern Suffolk BOCES -- February 11, 2012

February 24, 2012
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Woodside awaits 440-seat school slated to open in ‘15

The Times Ledger wrote about the construction of a new public school in Woodside, which is scheduled to open in 2015.

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) announced Friday the city Department of Education and city School Construction Authority had agreed to purchase four lots to build a 440-seat school in Woodside.

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“The construction of additional classroom space is welcome news that will help the children of Woodside obtain a more productive learning environment,” state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) said in a statement.

Read the full article here.

February 24, 2012
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Students Encouraged To Participate In Earth Day Competition

The Queens Gazette posted Senator Gianaris' announcement of the 2012 Earth Day Competition, which he encourages all students in his Western Queens district to participate in.

In celebration of Earth Day, state Senator Michael Gianaris is inviting elementary school students in his Western Queens district to participate in the Earth Day Competition 2012. This poster contest gives children the opportunity to illustrate the importance of improving the environment.

 

The theme for this year’s Earth Day contest is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”.

 

February 22, 2012
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New school to go up in Woodside, to open in 2015

Sunnyside Post wrote about the announcement for construction of a new public school in Woodside. The construction of the school intends to address issues of school overcrowding, which Senator Gianaris says is a chronic problem.

The city is building a 400 seat elementary school in Woodside, officials from the School Construction Authority and the Department of Education announced today.

The school, which will be located on 39th Ave (between 57th and 58th street), is schedule to open in the fall of 2015. Its construction comes at a time when PS11 in Woodside, located at 54-25 Skillman Ave., is at 120% capacity.

February 22, 2012
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2/18/2012: 41st Annual NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus

(Albany, New York) On Saturday February 18th, Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) had the opportunity to address and meet with youth who came to Albany to be part of the Annual Youth Summit at the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Caucus. Close to 50% of the youth traveled from Queens, and the event has become increasingly popular over the years. Senator Huntley has made it a priority to attend this Summit and speak with youth on a myriad of issues such as education, bullying, and youth employment. “We must empower our youth and provide them with resources and confidence to fulfill their goals and achieve their dreams,” said Senator Huntley.

February 18, 2012
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Public Hearing: To discuss the funding of public libraries in New York State

Senate Select Committee on LibrariesChair: Senator Hugh T. FarleyPublic Meeting: To discuss the funding of public libraries in New York StatePlace: Room 711-A, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact: Robin Jest (518) 455-2181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 5, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR RITCHIE WORKING WITH LOCAL LEADERS TO BOOST PUBLIC SCHOOL AID

State Senator Patty Ritchie met with area school officials Thursday to discuss Governor Cuomo’s proposals for school aid in his new state budget, and how the state’s school funding formulas shortchange St. Lawrence County’s rural school districts.

February 16, 2012
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Governor Cuomo Announces Agreement On Evaluation Guidelines That Will Make New York State A National Leader On Teacher Accountability

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York State Education Commissioner John King, and New York State United Teachers President Richard C. Iannuzzi today announced a groundbreaking agreement on a new statewide evaluation system that will make New York State a national leader in holding teachers accountable for student achievement.

February 16, 2012
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Senator Gianaris speaks at announcement for the construction of a new public school in Woodside

Senator Gianaris speaking at a press conference announcing the School Construction Authority's purchase of space in Woodside to construct a new public school, which is welcome news for the neighborhood.

February 16, 2012
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