Issues: Education

SENATOR NOZZOLIO TO HOST EDUCATION FORUM WITH SENATE EDUCATION CHAIRMAN

Continuing his efforts to ensure fair and equitable treatment for school districts in our region, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced that he will be hosting a forum on education on Friday, February 3rd  from 10-12 noon at the Ramada Lakefront Hotel in Geneva.  Senator Nozzolio will be joined by Senator John Flanagan, Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Education.

January 12, 2012
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Meeting with Students at Rochester's School of the Arts

On Thursday, January 12th, I had the privilege to speak with graduating seniors at Rochester's School of the Arts. We dicussed our economy and the challenges facing it today, how the New York State Senate passes legislation, and how students can be involved in their community and the government proccess so that their voices are heard. You can see more photos from today's event on my Facebook page here.

January 12, 2012
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Senator Martins Congratulates Intel-Semifinalists

Senator Jack M. Martins extends his congratulations to the Intel-Semfinalists. Long Island had 61 semi-finalists, 16 of which are from the Seventh Senate District. 

The semi-finalists from Seventh Senate District are: Anjali Agarwalla and Sarah Chapin from Herricks High School, Emily Bai, Jeong Yun Yang, and Patrick Yang from Great Neck South High School, Hannah Blumberg, Rachel Cohen, Arjan Saraon from Paul D. Schreiber High School, Kristine Chen, Claire Leibowicz and Susan Wu from Great Neck North High School, Caroline Hsiao from Manhasset High School, Daniel Pollack, Evan Schneider, Daniel Sikavi and Alexander Wu from Roslyn High School.

January 12, 2012
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Senator Young Urging Governor to Help Rural Schools

ALBANY – State Senator Catharine M. Young (R,C,I-Olean) is helping spearhead an effort with other Senators who represent upstate districts, asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to give rural schools extra consideration in the upcoming state budget.

The Governor will release his 2012-13 Executive Budget proposal on January 17.

Senator Young joined 14 of her colleagues in signing the formal letter, requesting a significant boost to rural school aid.

January 11, 2012
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Senators Renew Efforts To Protect School Taxpayers

Continuing their effort to protect property taxpayers, Senators Kenneth P. LaValle (1st Senate District), John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Lee Zeldin (3rd Senate District) and Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District) are pushing forward to get restoration of building aid to four Suffolk County school districts.  Today, they took the first step in that process by gaining Senate Education Committee approval of legislation that would restore funding that was vetoed last year by Governor Andrew Cuomo for Central Islip, Smithtown, Rocky Point and Babylon.

January 11, 2012
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January 12, 2012--SMART SCHOLARS INFORMATION EVENT!

SMART SCHOLARS INFORMATION SESSIONforMiddle-School Parents and Parent Coordinators

Thursday, January 12, 2012
5-7 PM
YWCA Community Room30 Third Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217(between Atlantic Avenue and State Street)

 

Invited Presenters

Bard High School Early College
Boys and Girls High School
City Polytechnic High School for Engineering, Architecture,  and Technology
SUNY Maritime College
Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech)

 

For more information please contact Ms. Joan Eastmond at 718-643-6140

 

January 12, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Daily Gazette: Senate pushes restoration of education funds

By David Lombardo - Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The state Senate is fast-tracking at least eight education funding bills that were vetoed in September by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The bills all involve school districts that have been stripped of state aid because of minor errors. The bills include the restoration of $3.8 million to the Schenectady City School District.

In this morning's state Senate Committee on Education meeting, Chairman John Flanagan, R-Long Island, said, "We're going to push the issue." The eight bills have been referred to the Senate Committee on Finance.

January 10, 2012
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Senator Martins Holds Town Hall Meeting at the Polk Street School

Discusses How a Bill Becomes a Law

A packed gymnasium at the Polk Street School was the scene this past Friday, where State Senator Jack Martins held a “Town Hall Style” meeting with the entire 5th grade on how a bill becomes a law. The session had students asking Senator Martins about his work as a State Senator that represents Franklin Square as well as sharing their ideas on the Franklin Square community. The meeting, according to Senator Martins, was “a great way to hear what’s on young people’s minds and listen to their hopes and dreams for the future.”

January 9, 2012
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Senator Gianaris co-hosts a CUNY Citizenship Now! event

Senator Gianaris speaking at the CUNY Citizenship Now! event he co-hosted with Assemblymember Nolan and Councilmember Van Bramer.

January 9, 2012
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Seward Calls On Governor To Modify Education Aid Formula

ONEONTA, 01/06/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) today called for a reconfiguration of New York’s public education aid formula to better meet the needs of low-wealth, rural school districts.

January 6, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Crowns Strawtown Student for Artwork Contest

WEST NYACK – Continuing his efforts to highlight cultural diversity in Rockland County, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) on Friday visited Strawtown Elementary School to present second grade student and grand prize winner Isabella Masionette an award for her artwork design in his Hispanic Heritage Month Poster Contest. 

January 6, 2012
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District 21 Community Education Council for a Town Hall Meeting with Chancellor Dennis Walcott

Join the District 21 Community Education Council for a Town Hall Meeting with Chancellor Dennis Walcott January 11, 2012 6:00 PM P.S. 216 Arturo Toscanini, 350 Avenue X Brooklyn, NY 11223 The Chancellor will discuss student achievement, school finances, and our City’s educational goals and priorities. There will be an opportunity for questions from the public. Interpretation services will be available.

January 11, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair Off the Floor Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Room 332 CAP  Immediately following session

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January 10, 12:00 PM - 12:08 PM
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Committee Meeting: New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education to Decide if Legislation to Stiffen SAT Security Should Include an Increase in Criminal Penalties for Those Found Guilty of Cheating.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education will hold a committee meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM in room 807 of the legislative Office Building, Albany, NY.  Committee members will discuss the SAT cheating scandal, SAT security and a possible increase in criminal penalties for those found guilty of cheating on the standardized test.

From the meeting notice:

“The Committee will meet to discuss the SAT cheating scandal with a focus on whether or not legislation to increase SAT security should include an increase in criminal penalties for those found guilty of cheating.”

January 10, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: SAT CHEATING: New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education to Decide if Legislation to Stiffen SAT Security Should Include an Increase in Criminal Penalties for Those Found Guilty of Cheating.

For Immediate Release:

January 6, 2012

Media Advisory

 

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education will hold a committee meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM in room 807 of the legislative Office Building, Albany, NY.  Committee members will discuss the SAT cheating scandal, SAT security and a possible increase in criminal penalties for those found guilty of cheating on the standardized test.

From the meeting notice:

January 10, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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SENATOR ALESI MEETS WITH STUDENTS FROM EASTRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE STATE CAPITOL

Nearly Two Dozen Local High School Students Traveled to Albany on Wednesday for the Governor’s State of the State Address

Senator Alesi yesterday met with students from Eastridge High School to discuss their reactions to Governor Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State Address and listen to their thoughts on the Legislative year ahead.  The students from Eastridge were  among hundreds of students from across New York State invited to attend the annual State of the State Address and were accompanied by Superintendent Sue Allen, Deputy Superintendent John Abbott, Eastridge Principal Mary Grow and Eastridge High School teachers.

January 5, 2012
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Senator Owen H. Johnson Congratulated Nan Doherty on Her Appointment as Principal of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School.

Senator Owen H. Johnson congratulated Nan Doherty on her appointment as the new Principal of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School.  Nan Doherty replaced former Principal Walter Lace who recently retired.“I am most happy to congratulate Nan Doherty in her new role as Principal of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School,” Senator Johnson said.  “I am confident that St. John’s future is  in good hands under her direction and leadership, and wish her all the best in her new role as Principal.”

January 5, 2012
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LaValle to Amend Law: Children of Police and Firefighters Who Die in The line of Duty to Get SUNY/CUNY Education for Free.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said today that he will introduce a bill to amend the New York State Education Law to provide the children of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty with an annual award equal to the State University of New York undergraduate tuition for New York State residents, including the cost of room and board. Senator LaValle’s bill will amend New York State Education Law that previously provided a $450 award in such cases.

“This show of financial support will in no way compensate for a family’s loss,” Senator LaValle said, “rather, it  represents the appreciation, respect and support of a grateful citizenry.”

January 5, 2012
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Statement From Senator Patrick M. Gallivan on the Governor’s State of the State Address

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) was selected by his Senate colleagues today to give official notification to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo that the Senate is standing at ready to conduct its business for 2012. Gallivan notified the Governor prior to the annual State of the State address this afternoon, which Gallivan applauded for “its strong vision for New York State’s future” while stressing the importance of building upon the cooperation and collegiality that enabled last year’s progress.

January 4, 2012
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Senator Seward Comments on State of State Address

ALBANY, 01/04/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address:

“Partnering with Governor Cuomo last year, we ended partisan gridlock and a number of successful initiatives were realized.  Now it is time to continue our Empire State resurgence.

“The governor’s focus on creating private sector jobs runs parallel with my own.  His innovative approach to utilizing public/private partnerships is especially appealing and I was pleased he singled out tourism as a sector in need of additional state support.

January 4, 2012
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