Issues: Education

Senator Gallivan Introduces Legislation to Repeal the Gap Elimination Adjustment, or GEA

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) has introduced legislation that would abolish the Gap Elimination Adjustment imposed on public schools in New York in 2010.  The bill (S.2743) would eliminate the GEA starting in 2015-16 and provide school districts the full amount of education aid based on existing budget funding formulas. 

January 29, 2015
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Independent Democratic Conference: More education, housing, child care, smart growth

By Rachel Shapiro on January 20, 2015 at 2:46 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --  The Independent Democratic Conference in the state Senate released a 15-point plan Monday to invest in the state's workforce, education, housing, child care and smart growth communities.

The IDC, a five-member group of Democrats, including state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn), has had a coalition with Republicans to give them a working majority in the chamber and give the IDC a larger role in Senate business as co-leaders. Now with an outright majority, Republicans continue to work with the IDC, no longer sharing co-leader roles.

January 28, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Announces Senate Passage of Education Investment Tax Credit

Today, New York State Senator John J. Bonacic announced that the Education Investment Tax Credit (S.1976) passed the New York State Senate.  This legislation would provide incentives in the form of tax credit for donations to public education entitites, school improvement organizations, local education funds, and educational scholarship organizations.  

January 28, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill to Better Track State Transfer of Sex Offenders

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed a bill (S.396) that would require New York State to notify a local municipality when a sex offender is transferred from a state facility to a community program or residence.

January 27, 2015
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Seward Receives Committee Assignments

ALBANY, 01/26/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) is set to fight for vital insurance, health, education and budget needs in the new senate session after receiving committee assignments.

SENATOR SEWARD 2015 – 2016 COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

Insurance – chair

Agriculture, Education, Finance, Health, Higher Education, Mental Health, Rules

January 26, 2015
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WORKING TO BUILD A BETTER NEW YORK

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

January 26, 2015
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Sen. Ortt Sits Down With School Administrators From Niagara & Orleans Counties

Sen. Rob Ortt, among other dignitaries, sat down with area school board representatives during the Niagara Orleans School Board Association Legislative Breakfast Saturday morning. Held at the Wine Trail Bistro in Lockport, the event allowed administrators from across Niagara and Orleans counties to speak with legislators and voice concerns surrounding their school district.

January 24, 2015
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Arc of Monroe Expands Job Path Program

I was pleased to join the Arc of Monroe as they announced exciting details to expand their successful Culinary Career Prep, which is part of its Job Path Program. This program trains individuals for a career in the food services industry by providing them with classroom and hands-on training. Way to go Arc of Monroe!

January 23, 2015
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Senator Venditto Participates in Old Mill Road Elementary School's Reading Day

North Merrick, NY- New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently had the opportunity to participate in the North Merrick Union Free School District's reading day at Old Mill Road Elementary School as a guest reader to Mrs. Kiderman's 1st Grade Class.

Senator Venditto read "Brave Irene" by William Steig to the class. The book teachers children about courage, determination, relationships, and responsibility in the face of adversity. Senator Venditto also talked with the 1st Graders about his job as a New York State Senator and the importance of public service.

Senator Venditto is pictured above with Mrs. Kiderman's 1st Grade Class.

 

January 23, 2015
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Breakaway Senate Dems unveil 'Invest New York' policy agenda

BY KEN LOVETT, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, January 19, 2015, 1:48 PM

The breakaway group of five Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a 15-point policy agenda for the new legislative session that includes a call to give localities like New York City the power to set their own minimum wage rates.

Other proposals in the "Invest New York" package would be the creation of an education investment tax credit that private and parochial schools have been pushing for years, a $400 million school construction trust fund, and various housing initiatives.

January 23, 2015
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A call to action for the education of our children

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

First Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 -3:46 p.m.

To the editor:

January 23, 2015
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Hoylman Criticizes Senate GOP Education Bill

Hoylman: Education Investment Incentives Act is nothing more than a corporate giveaway

January 23, 2015
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Senator Young Discusses New Laws and the Start of the New Legislative Session on "Your Voice"

Senator Cathy Young discusses the first actions of the 2015 legislative session. Infrastructure improvements like the Route 219 expansion project remains a priority for her. Senator Young talks about education, and virtual learning, and the need for broadband in rural areas. Her telehealth bill is now law as well as the bill she sponsored to improve mental health treatment and public protection.

January 23, 2015
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Hoylman Criticizes Senate GOP Education Bill

Senator Hoylman calls the GOP "Education Investment Incentives Act" what it is - a corperate giveaway that undermines public education and the seperation between church and state. 

January 23, 2015
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