Issues: Education

3/9/2011: Press Conference on Renewal of Millionaires Tax

 

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SENATE DEMOCRATS JOIN WITH PARENT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION LEADERS AND PRESIDENT OF UFT IN CALLING FOR RENEWING MILLIONAIRES TAX TO FUND EDUCATION

Who: (L-R) Billy Easton, Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Education, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Senator Andriano Espaillat, Senator Gustavo Rivera, Senator Jose Peralta, Senator Tony Avella, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Shirley L. Huntley (podium)

March 9, 2011
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Long Branch Elementary School Select Chorus Visits the Capitol.

Long Branch Elementary School Select Chorus Visits the Capitol.

March 8, 2011
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Long Branch Elementary School Select Band Visits the Capitol.

Long Branch Elementary School Select Band Visits the Capitol.

March 8, 2011
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Senator Martins Congratulates Elmont Memorial High School's Cast of Footloose

Senator Jack M. Martins congratulated the cast and crew of Elmont Memorial High School's musical production of "Footloose" on their outstanding performance on March 4 and 5. The reviews on the musical were unanimous- it was sensational. Cast leads Joshua Johnson, Phylisha Mitchell, Brandon Cleveland, Cassandra Cesar, Kelsey Baffour and Joseph Smith, along with the entire cast, earned standing ovations at each of the performances this past weekend. "Everybody said the same exact thing about this performance- it was better than Broadway," said Senator Martins. "Congratulations are in order for the cast, crew, pit orchestra and all the parents and community members who were a part of the production. You made Elmont proud."

March 8, 2011
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DISTINGUISHED PANEL OF EXPERTS AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION FORUM

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be hosting his 5th Annual special education forum and is inviting educators and parents of students of School District 20, 21 and 22, to attend on Friday, March 11, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Regina Pacis Center located at 1258 65th Street in Brooklyn.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Richard Selznick, author of The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child.

March 8, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH SIDNEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIAN CHOSEN TO PLAY IN ALL-STATE JAZZ ENSEMBLE

On March 7, 2011 Senator Bonacic met with Evan Eliason, Jr;  a Sidney High School vibraphone player who has been chosen to play in the All State Jazz Ensemble. Senator Bonacic presented Evan with a Senate Resolution congratulating him on this prestigious honor. Senator Bonacic is pictured with Evan Eliason, Jr.

March 8, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL MUSIC ASSOCIATION LUNCH

On March 7, 2011 Senator Bonacic attended NYSSMA’s  “Music in our Schools Month” Lunch in Albany.

March 8, 2011
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Senator Martins Welcomes Orthodox Union Yeshiva to Albany

Senator Jack M. Martins welcomed the Orthodox Union Yeshiva to Albany, where he invited them to watch the proceedings of the Senate in the ornate Senate gallery. After the session, Senator Martins had a sit down discussion about the legislative process and decision making as a member of the State Legislature. The discussion centered around making good decisions and standing up for things you believe in. "What we discussed simply came down to character, leadership, responsibility and listening. Sometimes you need to make tough decisions and do what is right for communities. Soemtimes the right thing isn't always most the popular thing. The students from the Yeshiva talked with me about the way leaders make decisions and how we work with others during times of crisis.

March 8, 2011
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March 8, 2011
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Senator Flanagan On Good Day New York

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) appears on Good Day New York on Fox 5 to discuss his legislation that would keep the best teachers in the New York City classrooms. The "Last In, First Out" legislation was passed by the New York State Senate on Tuesday - March 2, 2011

March 7, 2011
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Senator Martins Roots on Elmont as Spartans Claim Nassau County Championship

On Saturday, March 5, Senator Jack M. Martins, Franklin Thomas and Marvin Lee were at the Hofstra University David S. Mack Center to root on the Elmont Spartans as they took on Baldwin. Elmont came away with the victory to claim the Nassau County Class AA championship. Senator Martins congratulated the team after the game.

March 7, 2011
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Elmont Captures Nassau Basketball Title as Senator Martins Wins Wager

Basketball games are terrific battles that pit athletic talent and desire to the test. In one of the greatest come-from-behind victories that had fans chanting, cheering and watching in amazement, the Elmont Memorial High School Spartans brought home the Nassau County Class AA Championship this past Saturday.

Students, community members, Sewanhaka Central High School District Superintendent Warren Meierdiercks, Elmont School Superintendent Al Harper, Board of Education Member Dave Fowler, Elmont Memorial High School Principal John Capozzi and State Senator Jack M. Martins were all in attendance at the Hofstra University David S. Mach Center to cheer on the Spartans.

March 7, 2011
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State Senate passes UB 2020 legislation

The State Senate passed UB 2020 legislation by a vote of 53 - 1. State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer voted in favor of the legislation.

March 4, 2011
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NYS Jeff Klein -UB2020 Legislation 03/02/11

S313A4 Relates to tuition increases, leasing, contracting, and overall daily operation at the State University of New York at Buffalo

March 4, 2011
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Senator Martins Backs Elmont In Nassau County Championship Game, Lunch On the Line

Senator Jack M. Martins challenged his Nassau County Senate colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Senator Chuck Fuschillo, this morning to a lunch bet that will be settled by which Nassau County School wins the Nassau County Boy’s Varsity Class AA Basketball Championship this Saturday at Hofstra University’s Mack Center. The bet centers around which team takes home the Nassau County Championship Crown- the Elmont Spartans or the Baldwin Bruins.

The contest has all three Senators cheering on their teams from their respective districts. Senator Martins represents the Elmont Spartan team while Senator Fuschillo represents the Baldwin Bruins. Senator Dean Skelos, who represents both communities in the Senate, wants for both teams to “play hard and play to win.”

March 4, 2011
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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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