Issues: Education

Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson On New York Reaching Race To The Top Finals

New York is back where it belongs in the Race to the Top. Today, we have moved one step closer to improving all of New York’s schools, so all of New York’s children have the world class education they deserve.” By passing legislation to raise the charter cap, reform charter schools, improve teacher evaluation, and invest in tracking educational outcomes, the Senate Democratic Majority helped give New York the competitive advantage it needed to become a finalist in the Race to the Top. This is a shining example of what the Senate Democratic Majority can accomplish for the State of New York. I applaud the extraordinary leadership of Chancellor Tisch and Commissioner Steiner in crafting New York’s application for Race to the Top funding. 

July 27, 2010
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NYS Senate - Senator Perkins - Intern Debate - 07/26/10

NYS Senate - Senator Perkins - Intern Debate - 07/26/10

July 27, 2010
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Senator Robach Spends Annual Reading Day at the Harley School

On Tuesday, July 20, Senator Robach took part in 'Annual Reading Day' at the Harley School. Horizons at Harley is a summer Student Enrichment Program that provides low-income Rochester children with a unique combination of academic, social, cultural, wellness, and recreational learning experiences that support their success in school and in life. One hundred twenty five children in grades K-8 attend Horizons each summer for six weeks at The Harley School.

July 21, 2010
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HESC.org - Providing Students and Parents with New York State College Financial Aid Information

 

As the 2010-2011 school year approaches, students and families in our district have important financial decisions to make.  Financing a college education can be a challenge filled with many questions and concerns.  The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), as the State's student financial aid agency, can provide helpful information and application forms.  HESC's database allows students and parents to explore careers, apply for financial aid, search colleges and compare college financing information faster and more efficiently.

July 20, 2010
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Improving Our Schools

Race to the Top Legislation Highlights the Benefits of Consensus Approach

By: State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer

In May, the New York Legislature and Governor Paterson enacted sweeping education reforms that will pave the way for innovations to close the achievement gap and better prepare our students to compete in the global economy.  I was privileged to take part in the negotiations over these reforms and to sponsor the historic legislation that was passed in the Senate.  

July 19, 2010
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Agreement to Restore Yonkers Education Funding

Today, we are happy to announce that working with Senator Sampson, Assembly Speaker Silver, State Comptroller DiNapoli, and Governor Paterson, an agreement has been reached which enables the City of Yonkers to adopt and certify its budget to include the $36.4 million in education funding that had been vetoed.

July 14, 2010
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Senator Foley Fights to Restore Education Funding

Senator Foley was joined by education advocates to call on the senate to vote in favor of overriding Governor Paterson's veto of the budget bill, which deprived the state of $600 million in restorations for education funding.

July 13, 2010
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Senator Foley Fights to Restore Education Funding

Senator Foley was joined by education advocates to call on the senate to vote in favor of overriding Governor Paterson's veto of the budget bill, which deprived the state of $600 million in restorations for education funding.

July 13, 2010
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Senator Foley Fights to Restore Education Funding

Senator Foley was joined by education advocates to call on the senate to vote in favor of overriding Governor Paterson's veto of the budget bill, which deprived the state of $600 million in restorations for education funding.

July 13, 2010
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Aubertine Receives Rural Schools Association ‘Appreciation Award’

Senator recognized for his commitment and work on behalf of rural schools across the state

WATERTOWN (July 13, 2010)—The New York State Rural Schools Association on Monday afternoon in Cooperstown honored state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine with its annual Appreciation Award for his work on behalf of rural schools.

July 13, 2010
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Senator Robach Helps Break Ground on New Rochester EOC Center

Senator Robach, on Thursday, July 8, helped break ground on the new Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, located at 161 Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester. REOC provides career training and college-readiness courses to 1,500 local residents each year. Affiliated with the State University College at Brockport, the center is one of 10 such programs in the SUNY system. The building is expected to be ready for use by late 2011. For more information, visit http://www.reoc.brockport.edu/.

 

July 9, 2010
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Senator Foley Fights for Restoration of Education Funding

Senator Brian X. Foley was joined by education advocates to call on his fellow Long Island senators to join him in supporting an override of Governor Paterson’s veto of funding for education.

July 8, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Disappointed By Senate Democrats Rejection Of Cyber-Bullying Legislation

To protect the state’s children, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and his Senate Republicans recently offered an amendment to a proposal by the Senate Democrats called the Dignity for All Students Act, which creates a limited class of protections for students but does not include any provis

July 8, 2010
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July 7, 2010
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Press Conference: Senator Foley Fights to Restore Education Funding

SENATOR BRIAN X. FOLEY

News from the Third Senate District

Contact: Krystyna Baumgartner

Phone: (631)231-0517 (o)

(631)275-3371 (c)

krystyna.baumgartner@gmail.com

www.foley.nysenate.gov

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SENATOR FOLEY FIGHTS FOR RESTORATION OF EDUCATION FUNDING

Urges Colleagues to Vote to Override Veto

July 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Foley Increases School District Access to Reserve Funds

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S7447-A), which passed the senate this week, that will increase the ability of school districts to access their reserve funds.

July 2, 2010
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STACHOWSKI BILL ESTABLISHES HEAD INJURY AWARENESS AND PREVENTION ACT: Creates Program To Help In Prevention And Recognition Of Concussions

      In an effort spearheaded by Senator William T. Stachowski (D-Lake View), the Senate has passed legislation (S.8420) to establish the Head Injury Awareness and Prevention Act.  The measure creates several programs that will improve early intervention and response of coaches and parents by educating them on the proper evaluation and management of concussions.

July 1, 2010
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Additional Funding to Yonkers School District Approved by the Senate

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announced that two pieces of legislation (S7190 and S7189) she introduced to provide additional aid to the Yonkers City School District passed in the Senate.

Senate bill 7190, if enacted into law, would provide $4.8 million in additional aid to the District for its successful full day Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. Senate bill 7189 would provide a one-time payment of $3.9 million to address the dramatic increase in enrollment from 2008-09 to 2009-2010.

June 30, 2010
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