Issues: Education

Senator Robach Speaks with Students at Northeast College Prep

On Thursday, December 9th, I spoke to 7th and 8th grade students at Northeast College Preparatory School in Rochester. The students, who are currently taking Participation in Government classes, heard about New York State government, my role as a New York State Senator, and how a bill becomes a law. For more information on Northeast College Prep, visit their website at http://www.northeastprep.org/.

December 10, 2010
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Save Rogers Environmental Center

ONEONTA, 12/09/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) is calling on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to consider alternative strategies to keep the Rogers Environmental Center in Sherburne open.

“Rogers Environmental Center is a valuable educational asset not to mention a treasured outdoor recreational site,” said Senator Seward.  “The center boosts the quality of life for residents and visitors alike and enhances the local economy; a true upstate jewel.”

December 9, 2010
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Help Rogers Continue Life Enriching Activities

ONEONTA, 12/09/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) is calling on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to consider alternative strategies to keep the Rogers Environmental Center in Sherburne open.

“Rogers Environmental Center is a valuable educational asset not to mention a treasured outdoor recreational site,” said Senator Seward.  “The center boosts the quality of life for residents and visitors alike and enhances the local economy; a true upstate jewel.”

December 9, 2010
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SENATOR DIAZ CALLS ON THE MAYOR TO DO “THE RIGHT THING” FOR THE SCHOOLS IN HIS SENATORIAL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 8, 2010

SENATOR DIAZ CALLS ON THE MAYOR TO DO “THE RIGHT THING” FOR THE SCHOOLS IN HIS SENATORIAL DISTRICT

Bronx, NY- State Senator Ruben Diaz announced that tomorrow the New York State Department of Education will release the names of the City’s failing schools.  Among them, Samuel Gompers High School, Banana Kelly High School, Bronx Academy High School, James Monroe High School, Christopher Columbus High School, School for Community Research and Learning, and Monroe Academy for Business and Law, which are in the 32nd Senatorial District, which he represents.

December 9, 2010
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Senator Robach Visits Rochester Academy Charter School

On Tuesday, November 23rd, Senator Robach had lunch with, and spoke to, students at Rochester Academy Charter School. The students are members of the RACS Student Government Club. The topic of the lunchtime discussion was patriotism. For more information on RACS, visit www.rochester-academy.org.

December 6, 2010
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Youth Awareness Day

Senator Peralta and Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown invite you to attend a series of workshop on issues affecting high school students - gang violence, dating, domestic violence and teen pregnancy.

Students, parents, educators, clergy and community advocates are encouraged to attend.

Free lunch and free t-shirts!

Download the flyer here.

December 11, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Keynote Address at Greyston Workforce Development Graduation Ceremony

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins delivered the keynote address at the Greyston Foundation’s Workforce Development Program (WD 2.0) Graduation ceremony, held in the Yonkers Public Library Riverfront Branch. Immediately preceding the ceremony, employers from throughout Westchester County met with graduates to assess employment possibilities.

December 6, 2010
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Fall 2010 Albany Update

Dear Friend,

In the last year, there has been a number of important developments in transportation, education, land use and housing in the 26th District that I want to make sure you are aware of. Additionally, in this newsletter, I have included some information about upcoming community events I am hosting, as well as opportunities for you and your family to get involved. I hope you find this information helpful.

File: 
Fall 2010 Neighborhood Update - Fall.pdf

November 30, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams, NYS Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, and NYS Assemblyman Marcos Crespo Will Hold a Press Conference in Response to 'Panel of Experts' Vote to Deny Chancellor Waiver to Cathleen Black

 On Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 10:30AM, NYS Senator Eric Adams, NYS Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, and NYS Assemblyman Marcos Crespo will call on State Education Commissioner David Steiner to adhere to the requirements of NYS law and to the recommendation of his own appointed panel of experts to deny Cathy Black a waiver for the post of NYC Public Schools Chancellor

NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “New York State law requires that school superintendents have a minimum of three years teaching experience and do graduate work in ‘school administration.’ The mayor’s nominee, Cathleen Black, satisfies neither prerequisite.

November 24, 2010
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Senator Maziarz visits Niagara Charter School

Senator George Maziarz recently visited Niagara Charter School.  He was invited to participate in a special flag-pole dedication ceremony at the school campus on Lockport Road.

November 22, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams and NYS Assemblyman Marcos Crespo Will Introduce Legislation to Amend State Law Concerning Waivers for NYC Public School Chancellor

On Sunday, November 21, 2010, NYS Senator Eric Adams and NYS Assemblyman Marcos Crespo will amend State law to require concurrent resolution by the Senate and Assembly for any Commissioner’s waiver of requirements for persons who do not meet educational or professional prerequisites

 NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “My legislation (S8512) will amend the Education law to restrict the ability of the Commissioner of Education to issue a certificate for Superintendent or Chancellor to persons who do not meet educational or professional requirements for the position.

November 20, 2010
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Opposing DOE Proposal to Open a Charter Elementary School on Brandeis Campus

On November 19, 2010 I released the following statement in opposition to the New York City Department of Education’s proposal to co-locate a Success Charter Network elementary school with the five high schools currently occupying the Louis D. Brandeis High School campus (145 West 84th Street):

Statement of NYS Senator Thomas K. Duane Re: Proposal to Co-Locate Charter School at Brandeis Campus

November 20, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON CATHIE BLACK

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement regarding Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s selection of Cathie Black to replace outgoing Schools Chancellor Joel Klein:

November 16, 2010
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STATE SENATOR ANDREW LANZA OFFERS SUPPORT FOR NYC SCHOOL CHANCELLOR NOMINEE AND URGES NYS EDUCATION COMMISSIONER STEINER TO CLEAR THE WAY

I spoke to Cathie Black earlier this week, and offered my support for her nomination for Chancellor of the New York City public school system.

November 16, 2010
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Serrano at Opening of Morris Heights Educational Complex

Senator Serrano joined Assemblymember Vanessa Gibson on Turesday, November 16th, in celebrating the opening of the Morris Heights Educational Complex, which includes P723X and P.S. 204X. The complex opened in September, and includes a full sized gym, auditorium and a state of the art library.

November 16, 2010
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SENATOR PARKER ASKS FOR A CHANCELLOR WITH EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) called upon Commissioner David Steiner of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to deny Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Cathie Black's request for her to receive a waiver, allowing her to serve as the Chancellor of New York City's Schools despite lacking professional experience in education.

November 11, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students at Gillette Road Middle School before their visit to Albany.

Senator DeFrancisco visited with the Student Council members at Gillette Road Middle School the day before they traveled to Albany to visit the Capitol.

November 5, 2010
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Chateaugay students commended for summer reading

    Senator Betty Little visited Chateaugay to commend a group of students who completed this year's summer reading challenge.  The kids were treated to a pizza party at Owl's Nest Pizza and More by teacher Mary Jones and Principal Loretta Fowler.  Senator Little presented certificates to each of the students.

November 5, 2010
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