Issues: Education

Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 10:30 AM, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Room 807 LOB

March 9, 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Room 124 CAP

March 8, 10:00 AM - 10:04 AM
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Senator Golden Announced the Department of Education Revocation of the CoLocation of the New American Academy at IS 278

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R, C) is pleased to announce that the community voice has been heard on the co-location of the New American Academy at Marine Park Junior High School.

Senator Golden stated “Once again my constituents came forth with opposition to a Department of Education plan for IS 278 and I made sure that they were heard. It is with great satisfaction that I announce this victory.

March 3, 2011
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Spruce School sixth graders hear from Sen. Maziarz

Spruce Elementary strives to empower our students to become successful readers.  Through the years we have found that providing reading role models helps to motivate our students to read.  This year Spruce has enacted the Guest Reader program.  We invite people from the community to come and read to a class or grade level.

March 3, 2011
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Spruce School sixth graders hear from Sen. Maziarz

Spruce Elementary strives to empower our students to become successful readers.  Through the years we have found that providing reading role models helps to motivate our students to read.  This year Spruce has enacted the Guest Reader program.  We invite people from the community to come and read to a class or grade level.

March 3, 2011
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Meeting with SUNY Geneseo Student Association

Row one (Front): Starting at the left Mary Bock, Katelynn Imagna, NickLagrassa, Amanda LeonardRow two (Middle): Starting at the left Steven Cootware, Patrick Miskell, Senator Patrick Gallivan,Bridget MiskellTop Row: Mike Vaughn, William Labate, Jesse Goldberg

March 3, 2011
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UB2020 passes the NYS Senate

Senator Gallivan rises to speak about the benefits of passing UB2020 legislation.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Grisanti Follows Through on His Campaign Promise With Passage of UB 2020 Legislation

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) today joined his colleagues from the Western New York legislative delegation in introducing a new bill that supports the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan, legislation that will benefit students, families and the economy of Western New York.

“This legislation represents one of the major pieces of the puzzle when you talk about the economic future of Western New York,” Senator Grisanti said. “This action today helps send a unified message to Governor Cuomo and others in Albany that we are serious about seeing this important legislation moves forward.”

March 2, 2011
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Senator Grisanti Follows Through On Campaign Promise With Passage Of UB 2020 Legislation

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) today joined his colleagues from the Western New York legislative delegation in introducing a new bill that supports the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan, legislation that will benefit students, families and the economy of Western New York.

“This legislation represents one of the major pieces of the puzzle when you talk about the economic future of Western New York,” Senator Grisanti said. “This action today helps send a unified message to Governor Cuomo and others in Albany that we are serious about seeing this important legislation moves forward.”

March 2, 2011
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Senator Grisanti comments on UB 2020 legislation

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti comments on the UB 2020 legislation on the Senate floor: 

March 2, 2011
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March 2, 2011
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State Senate passes UB 2020 legislation; Moves strategic plan to create jobs in Western New York

The New York State Senate has passed UB 2020 legislation that supports the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan to encourage economic growth and create jobs in Western New York. 

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer voted in favor of the legislation.

March 2, 2011
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Senate Passes Bill to Reform "Last In, First Out"

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.3501B), sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport), to reform the “Last In, First Out” (LIFO) law in New York City.  Current law bases the layoffs of teachers and supervisors solely based on seniority and without regard to their effectiveness or competence.   By reforming the LIFO system, which New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pointed to as a major problem in keeping quality teachers in city schools, this bill will put qualifications ahead of seniority so that the best teachers are protected.  This issue is critical due to education funding cuts proposed in the Executive Budget.

March 1, 2011
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Senator Addabbo's statement on education bill S.3501B

Queens, NY, March 1, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate's Education Committee, released the following statement on education bill S.3501B, scheduled for a vote today:

 

March 1, 2011
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March 1, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Grisanti Urges 'Big Four" Districts to Repeal 'Last In First Out' Law

Republican state legislator teams with Democratic colleague in asking for a  new system for teacher evaluation

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) is pushing to repeal the “last in, first out” (LIFO) policy by joining with administrators and board of education members from the “Big Four” school districts of New York (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers) in their request for new systems for teacher evaluation to be put into place.

February 28, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Room 124 CAP

March 1, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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