Issues: Education

Resignation of Cathie Black as NYC Schools Chancellor

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. Huntley

**Press Release**

Resignation of Cathie Black as NYC School Chancellor

(D-Jamaica, NY) April 7, 2011, Senator Shirley L. Huntley has always been a strong advocate for education. As former president of the School Board District 28 and current Co-Chair of the Senate Committee on New York City School Governance, Senator Huntley has the experience and vast knowledge of the needs for our schools and students to be successful.

April 6, 2011
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Summit on UB2020 scheduled

ALBANY - A summit Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed to consider a stalled effort by the University at Buffalo for its UB2020 plan will be held during the first week of May at the state Capitol.

Sen. Mark Grisanti said the governor called him this morning, asking him to gather names of people from Western New York -- including university and union officials -- to attend the gathering. The panel also will include including Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, a Manhattan Democrat who has opposed the UB2020 plan.

Officials from SUNY at Stony Brook, which is interested in piggybacking onto the UB plan, may also be on the panel, said Grisanti, a Buffalo Republican.

"It's a positive sign," Grisanti said.

April 6, 2011
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ADDABBO CO-SPONSORS BILL TO REQUIRE HATE CRIMES CURRICULUM IN ALL NEW YORK STATE SCHOOLS

Queens, NY, April 5, 2011 – Responding to last month’s gang-related murder in his district of a young man by five teens now charged with manslaughter, who also are being investigated by the NYPD for hate crimes, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a member of the Senate’s Education Committee, is co-sponsoring a bill (S.269), which would raise awareness about hate crimes through curriculum in the schools. Addabbo supported this bill in the Education Committee and the bill has been sent to the full Senate for a vote.  

April 6, 2011
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Senator Grisanti on Capitol Tonight- 4/4/2011

Buffalo area Senator Mark Grisanti sat down with Liz Benjamin to talk about the future of UB2020, and respond to criticism from Democrats that he didn’t fight hard enough to get the plan into the budget.

April 5, 2011
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ADDABBO: APPLY NOW FOR 2011 EDNA A. LAUTERBACH SCHOLARSHIP FOR NYS NURSES

ADDABBO:   APPLY NOW FOR 2011 EDNA A. LAUTERBACH SCHOLARSHIP FOR NYS NURSES

RNs, LPNs in District Urged to Apply for Scholarships up to $2,000 for Education to Further Their Careers

April 5, 2011
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Internships Available with Senator Kennedy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, invites students to apply for an internship in his office. An internship in Senator Kennedy’s office will provide qualified students with the opportunity to gain valuable, first-hand experience in working to build a stronger and more prosperous future in Western New York and across the state. Openings are available in the Western New York and Albany offices.

“It is an honor to represent our community and to spend every day working to push Western New York forward along the path to prosperity,” Senator Kennedy said. “As we fight to restore greatness to the Empire State, I encourage motivated, young Western New Yorkers, who are ready to make a difference in our community, to join us in our work.”

April 5, 2011
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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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