Issues: Education

Connetquot Elementary School Chorus Visits State Capitol

Senator Owen H. Johnson and Assemblyman Phil Boyle welcomed Director Eileen Egbert and talented vocalists from the Connetquot Elementary School Chorus to the State Capitol on March 30, 2011.  The group performed as part of “Music In Our Schools Month” at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.  During the month of March, The New York State School Music Association along with the Music Educators’ National Conference celebrated their 39th annual “Music In Our Schools Month,” with performances by school bands, orchestras, choruses and jazz ensembles from across the state.

April 4, 2011
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Connetquot Elementary School Chorus Performs at the State Capitol.

Senator Owen H. Johnson and Assemblyman Phil Boyle welcomed Director Eileen Egbert and talented vocalists from the Connetquot Elementary School Chorus to the State Capitol on March 30, 2011.  The group performed as part of “Music In Our Schools Month” at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.  During the month of March, The New York State School Music Association along with the Music Educators’ National Conference celebrated their 39th annual “Music In Our Schools Month,” with performances by school bands, orchestras, choruses and jazz ensembles from across the state.

April 4, 2011
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SAVINO ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ITALIAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS

 NEW YORK- Senator Diane J. Savino announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend.

“Given the high costs of college, every opportunity must be made by local students and their working families to meet their required expenses with scholarships as well as with student loans, available financial aid, and personal contributions,” said Senator Savino. “I highly recommend that our area’s students apply to the Conference for these prestigious scholarships so that they may hopefully secure as much extra help with their expenses as possible.”

April 4, 2011
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Senator Gallivan's 2011 Budget Statement

Senator Gallivan speaks on this year's Budget, the process and its effects on the 59th district.

April 4, 2011
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Local schools see some aid restored

April 1, 2011

By CHRIS KNIGHT and JESSICA COLLIER - Staff Writers , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

April 4, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION APPROVES NEST PROGRAM FOR MARINE PARK JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a statement announcing that the New York City Department of Education has approved the ASD Nest Program for placement at Intermediate School 278, the Marine Park Junior High School, beginning in the 2012-2013 school year:

 

“The New York City Department of Education should be commended for working with the school, and listening to the community and the parents, and granting their wish to see Intermediate School 278 designated as an ASD Nest Program site. For the past couple of years, I have strongly encouraged the Department of Education to increase their capability to serve higher functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder students by adding a program at this school.

 

April 4, 2011
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Senator Martins Meets With AP Government Students at Mineola High School

Senator Jack M. Martins came home from a busy week in Albany during which the Senate passed a budget for New York State and met with students in Mark Bomser’s Advanced Placement Government class.

Senator Martins spoke about the budget that was just passed in Albany. He told the students that it was a difficult process because the Legislature had to work with the Governor to close a $10 billion deficit. Since people are in need of tax relief, the Senate and the Governor decided that the way to close the budget deficit without increasing the burden on taxpayers was to cut spending.

April 1, 2011
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Senator Flanagan Outlines Education Budget

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) speaks on the Senate floor about the efforts of the Senate to restore needed funding for educational programs for the students. This additional funding for education was restored without adding any additional spending to the overall budget and without any new taxes - March 30, 2011

April 1, 2011
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Senator Robach Meets with Members of MCSBA

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to meet with a group from the Monroe County School Boards Association as we considered solutions to rising costs with fewer resources. Pictured with me is John Piper, Penfield School Board Member, and Jeff Crane, West Irondequoit Superintendent.

April 1, 2011
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Senator Martins Commits to Education, Restores Millions of Dollars in State Aid to Schools

Senator Jack M. Martins knows the value of a good education. That's why he fought to restore millions of dollars in state aid to school districts in the 7th Senate District in the budget.

March 31, 2011
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Senator Martins Restores Cuts in Aid to School Districts

Senator Jack M. Marting fought for the schools in the 7th Senate District and was able to restore significant cuts in aid that were proposed. He spoke about the importance of restoring cuts to the Elmont and Sewanhaka Central High School Districts.

March 31, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Releases Statement on 2011-12 Budget

Kennedy cites exclusion of UB 2020, massive cuts to students, millionaires’ bailout as reasons for ‘no’ vote

ALBANY, N.Y. – For the first time in five years, Albany has passed a budget on time. While Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, is proud of the accomplishment, he is deeply concerned about some of the details contained in – or absent from – the budget bills.

March 31, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Talks to WBEN-AM about On-time Budget, 'No' Vote

Senator Kennedy spoke Thursday to John Zach and Susan Susan Rose on Buffalo's Early News to discuss the state's first on-time budget in five years and his reaction to the budget details.

Click here to listen to the interview.

 

March 31, 2011
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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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