Issues: Education

Putting New York Back to Work: Senate Majority Passes Job Creation Package

10-point plan Creates Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The Senate Democratic Majority passed a comprehensive jobs package of 10 bills that will put New Yorkers back to work, create new jobs and spur economic growth for businesses across the state. The Majority’s jobs plan, which comes immediately after the Senate Majority passed Energizing New York, a permanent program to replace Power for Jobs, will:

June 23, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill to Ease Transition for Military Students

Interstate Compact would remove barriers, standardize transfer for children of military families

June 22, 2010
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Senator Parker talks to Geri Palast, Executive Director of Campaign for Fiscal Equality

The Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. (CFE), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1993 by a coalition of concerned parents and education advocates seeking to reform New York State's school finance system to ensure adequate resources and the opportunity for a sound basic education for all students in New York City

June 22, 2010
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June 22, 2010
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Senate Moves to Protect Schools From Cyber-thieves

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation (S7323/Foley) establishing the “School District Financial Security Task Force” charged with helping school districts fortify protections for funds in bank and other financial accounts.

June 21, 2010
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Protecting Our Children’s Health & Nutrition

Majority Passes Child Health Plus And School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011

June 21, 2010
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Senator Parker Protects Student Metro Cards

(Albany, NY) Friday June 18th- Senator Kevin Parker (D-21), in partnership with The Senate Democratic Majority has achieved a major victory for New York children and families by securing $25 million in state funding for a reduced fare student Metro

June 21, 2010
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Senate Moves to Protect Schools From Cyber-thieves

Foley bill establishes task force to empower school districts onfinancial security, money management

June 21, 2010
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Senate Secures Funding For Student MetroCards

The Senate Democratic Majority has achieved a major victory for New York children and families today by securing $25 million in state funding for a reduced fare student MetroCard program.

June 21, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Joins with the Westchester Library System and Local Library Directors to Call for Restoration of Library Funding in NYS FY 2010-11 Budget

 

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today joined with representatives of the Westchester Library System (WLS) and local library directors to call for the restoration of library funding in the NYS FY 2010-11 budget.  

June 18, 2010
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Coney Students Finally Get Own Gym

 By RICH CALDER Students at a public elementary school in Coney Island will no longer have to eat lunch and play ball in the same space.

The city broke ground today on a gymnasium to serve the 600 students at Michael E. Berdy Public School 188 on Neptune Avenue. Since the 85-year-old school has never had a gym, its cafeteria has been used for the dual purpose.

The $10.3 million, 7,000-square-foot gym will feature a full-length basketball court and male and female locker rooms and is expected to be done by October 2011.

June 18, 2010
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The Brooklyn BlogConey students finally get own gym

7:15 PM, June 16, 2010 

 By RICH CALDER

Students at a public elementary school in Coney Island will no longer have to eat lunch and play ball in the same space.

The city broke ground today on a gymnasium to serve the 600 students at Michael E. Berdy Public School 188 on Neptune Avenue. Since the 85-year-old school has never had a gym, its cafeteria has been used for the dual purpose

June 17, 2010
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Senator Andrew Lanza holds 3rd Annual Teacher Appreciation Day ceremony at the College of Staten Island, honoring teachers from across the borough

Senator Andrew Lanza held the 3rd Annual Teacher Appreciation Day ceremony  at the College of Staten Island, honoring teachers from across the borough.

Teachers were chosen by a school principal or administrator.

Teachers that were honored this year:

June 16, 2010
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Area High Schools Make NEWSWEEK Best High Schools List

A number of area high schools, including four in the 56th Senate District, made NEWSWEEK magazine's Best High Schools in America list. Each year, NEWSWEEK picks the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests. Just over 1.600 schools—only 6 percent of all the public schools in the U.S.—made the list.

Congratulations to the following high schools in Senator Robach's district that made the list! (Their ranking is next to the school)

Odyssey Academy (#106)

June 15, 2010
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Legislative Activity For June 14, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Government Working, Reduce Spending And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.

June 14, 2010
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Legislative Activity For June 14, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Government Working, Reduce Spending And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.

June 14, 2010
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