Issues: Education

Open Letter to Senate Majority Leader and President Pro-Tempore Dean Skelos

April 18, 2011

 

Senator Dean G. SkelosSenate Majority Leader and President Pro-Tempore 330 CAP Albany, New York 12247

Dear Majority Leader Skelos:

April 18, 2011
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R.I.T. Breaks Ground for Golisano Institute for Sustainability

On Friday, April 15th, Senator Robach spoke at, and took part in, a groundbreaking ceremony at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The school broke ground on the Golisano Institute for Sustainability. The building will serve as a center for sustainability research, technology transfer, education and outreach and will provide a showcase for green construction and design. RIT received a $13.1 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Construction Grant Program for the facility and $10 million in funding from the state of New York to assist with construction.

April 18, 2011
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Senator Robach Visits School 34

On Friday, April 15th, Senator Robach visited with students at School No. 34 in Rochester. The Dr. Louis A. Cerulli School hosted its annual "Snuggle Up with a Good Book/Poem in Your Pocket Day". After talking with students and teachers, Senator Robach also visited with a fifth grade class.

April 18, 2011
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Senator Martins Visits the Port Washington Children's Center

Senator Jack M. Martins recently visited the Port Washington Children’s Center to meet the 3 and 4-year-old children who are part of the center’s pre-school program. Senator Martins asked each of the children their names and then read “The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle, which teaches children how to overcome grouchy feelings and be happy.

After reading the story, the children thanked Senator Martins by giving him a hug. “As a father of four daughters, I know that this is such a great age. The children are learning by listening to stories and by singing songs about positive values such as sharing. I want to commend the staff of the Port Washington Children’s Center. They are doing a great job,” said Senator Martins. “It was my pleasure to visit these young students.”

April 18, 2011
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Senator Reverend Díaz to Mayor Michael Bloomberg: “Don’t Fluff Off My Request

For Immediate ReleaseApril 15, 2011

Senator Reverend Díaz to Mayor Michael Bloomberg: “Don’t Fluff Off My Request”

April 18, 2011
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The Bet Between Senator Martins and Senator Fuschillo Is Settled!

Back in March, the Elmont Spartans and Baldwin Bruins boys basketball teams played at Hofstra for the Nassau County Class AA championship. Senator Jack M. Martins, who represents Elmont, challenged his colleague, Senator Charles Fuschillo, who represents Baldwin, to a bet. The loser of the bet would have to have lunch in the winning school's cafeteria. Senator Martins believed strongly that the talented young men that make up the Elmont Memorial High School basketball team would emerge victorious. 

Elmont came away with a thrilling victory and on Friday, April 15, Senator Martins greeted Senator Fuschillo at Elmont Memorial High School. The two Senators had lunch with the Spartans, congratulating them on their championship season. 

April 17, 2011
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Senator Rivera Hosts the CUNY/SUNY Model State Senate during the Somos el Futuro Conference

Senator Rivera has been involved with the CUNY/SUNY Model State Senate program during the Somos el Futuro Conference as a faculty member and professor, but this year, Senator Rivera was a host.

April 15, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Visits The Maple Street School During The Week Of The Young Child

Maple Street School celebrates the Week of the Young Child April 10-16, 2011 to recognize the needs of young children and thank educators, leaders, and community members involved in building better futures for all children. The 2011 theme of the Week of the Young Child is Early Years are Learning Years.

 

April 14, 2011
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Capitol Students

Albany, N.Y., April 13—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) was joined at the Capitol this week by two area high school students who were among 30 students from across the state participating in the 11th Annual “Students Inside Albany” conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State (LOWV).

The conference took place from April 10-13. 

April 13, 2011
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April 13, 2011
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Giving an Albany Welcome to New Schools Chancellor

 

Senator Montgomery greets incoming NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott during the April 12, 2011, meeting of the Senate Education Committee of which Montgomery is a member. Praising Mr. Walcott for his commitment to children and their parents, Senator Montgomery said that she and her colleagues look forward to working with him. Mr. Walcott's appointment is awaiting final approval from the State Department of Education.

April 13, 2011
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SENATOR ADDABBO STATEMENT ON ACTING CHANCELLOR DENNIS WALCOTT APPEARING BEFORE SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Queens, NY, April 13, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), a member of the Senate’s Education Committee, released the following statement:  

April 13, 2011
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New Vision students meet with Senator Little in Albany

Senator Betty Little is pictured with students from the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES New Vision Government and Law program in Albany on Monday, April 4, 2011.

April 13, 2011
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Senator Martins Visits Saturday School in Elmont

Senator Jack M. Martins visited the Clara H. Carlson School on a recent Saturday to tour the Elmont School District's Saturday ELA preparation academy. Principal Ken Rosner and Elmont School Superintendent Al Harper joined Senator Martins in the tour.

Students were reviewing lessons and getting extra help from teachers in preparation of the English and Math ELA exams being administered this year. The Saturday program is a unique one started in the district a few years ago through an initiative begun by Superintendent Harper. Senator Martins visited four classes and spoke to the Saturday school students about their lessons.

April 13, 2011
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Senator Serrano Joins Rally to Prevent Gun Violence

(Albany, NY)- State Senator José M. Serrano today joined New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, advocates, and nearly 150 high school students to rally for stronger gun laws to help protect our community.

This event, held at the Well in the Legislative Office Building, highlighted the importance of preventing violence in schools and called on the legislature to pass reformative bills that keep illegal guns off our streets.

"Gun violence is a disease that continues to plague our community," said Senator Serrano. "Our students should not have to live in fear of guns in their schools or on their streets. I commend all the students that came today for educating their peers and building awareness throughout their schools."

April 12, 2011
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Senate Honors School Basketball Teams from Port Jefferson, Mattituck and Center Moriches with Floor Resolutions Acknowledging Championship Seasons.

The New York State Senate is scheduled today to adopt resolutions acknowledging the championship seasons of three Suffolk basketball teams  -- Port Jefferson, Center Moriches and Mattituck  -- for each team’s respective outstanding accomplishments and championship season according to State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), the sponsor of the resolutions. The regularly scheduled Senate session begins at 3 PM. The reading and adoption of resolutions is webcast at: http://www.livestream.com/nysenate.

April 12, 2011
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4/12/2011: New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn

Speaker Quinn and Senator Huntley share the same concerns that are affecting New York City and New York State such Rent Control legislation, Education and school closures, Anti-Bullying in schools and Social Service programs.

April 11, 2011
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Senator Martins Congratulates Model UN Team From Floral Park and New Hyde Park Memorial High Schools

Senator Jack M. Martins congratulated the Model UN team from Floral Park Memorial High School and New Hyde Park Memorial High School. The team participated in the Sewanhaka Interschool District Model UN competition. Senator Martins was greeted to the conference by student Aaron Weinstock of New Hyde Park Memorial High School.

April 11, 2011
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