Issues: Education

Senator Martins Meets With Elmont Model UN Advisors

Model UN Advisors, Elmont Superintendent of Schools Al Harper, Nassau Legislator John Ciotti,Elmont Assistant Superintendent Kathy Safrey and Senator Martins gather together before thebreakfast begins.

January 26, 2011
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Elmont Football and Track Star Meets Senator Martins

Football and track star Jaquan Smith greets Senator Martins on his tour of Elmont Memorial High School.

January 26, 2011
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Senator Martins Discusses Education with Elmont Memorial High School Principal John Capozzi

Principal John Capozzi gives Senator Martins a briefing on the school during the tour.

January 26, 2011
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Senator Martins Meets with Elmont Memorial High School Students in the Cafeteria.

Students in the Elmont Memorial cafeteria led by Kyle Johnson and Daniel Alexis talk about Elmont sports during the tour.

January 26, 2011
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Elmont Memorial High School Student Jonathan Peck Meets Senator Martins

Jonathan Peck introduces himself to Senator Martins and talks about the Elmont community during the Senator's tour of Elmont Memorial High School.

January 26, 2011
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Elmont Model UN Students Host Senator Martins

Students from Gotham Avenue, Covert Avenue, Stewart Manor, Dutch Broadway, Alden Terrace and Clara H. Carlson Schools welcomed State Senator Jack M. Martins to their annual “Model UN Breakfast Forum” Saturday morning, January 22. Senator Martins greeted the participating students and congratulated them for their involvement in the highly recognized program. The students invited Senator Martins to give remarks at the opening of the program.

“It’s a great honor to have our new Senator Jack Martins here with us today,” said Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Elmont Schools Kathy Safrey, who noted, “We are so pleased that he has partnered with us here today.”

January 26, 2011
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Senator Martins Visits Elmont Memorial High School to Meet with Principal and Students

Senator Jack M. Martins was back in Elmont recently to tour Elmont Memorial High School and meet with faculty and students as part of his district tour. Principal John Capozzi led the Senator around the school meeting with students and teachers. This is the fourth visit to Elmont for Senator Martins since January to meet with community members and leaders.

Mr. Capozzi gave Senator Martins a briefing on the school, the student body and the goals that the different classes have this year. In addition, Martins visited classrooms, the Science Research lab and school facilities. Along the way, Senator Martins spoke to students, faculty and community members about the school.

January 26, 2011
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January 25, 2011
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1/25/2011: College & Careers, Not More Cuts

AQE Releases Report, Unequal Opportunity Equals Unequal Results

Albany—The Alliance for Quality Education issued a report today titled Unequal Opportunity Equals Unequal Results. During his campaign for governor Andrew Cuomo asserted that, “There are two education systems in this state.  Not public-private. One for the rich and one for the poor and they are both public systems.”  Based on the findings of the report AQE warned that large cuts to education in next week’s Executive Budget would increase educational inequity and would hurt students living in poverty and students of color the most. 

January 25, 2011
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Staten Island lawmakers in bipartisan bid to overrule NY Mayor Bloomberg on school bus service cut

Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:55 AM     Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Saying that the prospects of a current lawsuit to reinstitute yellow school bus service for seventh- and eighth-graders do not look promising, state Sen. Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick introduced yesterday a bill to bring back buses for Staten Island students.

The Bloomberg administration yanked the buses last year as a cost-cutting measure, infuriating parents and enraging lawmakers here, who took the matter to court.

Nearly 3,000 Staten Island students have been affected by the decision.

January 20, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN: SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY WILL NOT UTILIZE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY AS THEY BUILD NEW BROOKLYN SCHOOL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn is announcing that the New York City School Construction Authority has notified the four homeowners of the 300 Block of 72nd Street, in the immediate vicinity of the construction site of the future P.S. 331, that the designer and contractor are able to construct the school without having to enter their properties.

January 19, 2011
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January 14, 2011
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Attendance at PS 36 in Annadale rebounds as NYC Department of Education responds to PCB concerns

Staten Island Advance - Friday, January 14, 2011

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The city Department of Education surpassed protesting parents’ expectations at PS 36 this week in taking sound measures to ensure the school’s light fixtures are free of chemical toxins.

January 14, 2011
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Seeking Cost-Efficient Solutions to School Overcrowding

In light of the decision by the judge handling the St. Vincent's Hospital bankruptcy case to approve St. Vincent's retention of a real estate advisor, I joined New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and our other local elected officials in sending a strongly-worded letter to St. Vincent's Chief Restructuring Officer Mark Toney regarding the disposition of the properties.  Since, regrettably, we have not heard from Mr. Toney, our primary contact with St. Vincent's, in quite some time, we reached out to him to reiterate the necessity of restoring a full acute care hospital and a 24-hour emergency room on Manhattan's Lower West Side.

January 12, 2011
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Senator Flanagan Named Chairman of Senate Education Committee

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), who has been a leader in the fight to secure Long Island’s fair share of state education aid, has been selected as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Education.

The selection, which was announced by Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, will help Senator Flanagan expand his role in the fight to protect the educational system of both Long Island and the entire State of New York.  In this new position, Senator Flanagan will have a clearer and more effective voice in shaping the educational goals of our state and the future of the state’s children.

January 11, 2011
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Senator Seward Receives Key Committee Assignments

ALBANY, 01/11/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) is set to fight for vital insurance, health, education and budget needs in the new senate session after receiving committee assignments.

SENATOR SEWARD 2011 – 2012 COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS Insurance – chair, Agriculture,  Education, Finance,  Health, Higher Education, Mental Health, Rules

January 11, 2011
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LaValle Named Chair of Senate Higher Education Committee.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I – Port Jefferson) was today named Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Committee on Higher Education, a post he previously held for nearly 30 years.

“As the former Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Higher Education, Senator LaValle has earned a reputation as an expert on issues related to higher education here in New York.  In this capacity, he’ll be responsible for ensuring that our SUNY and CUNY systems continue to be outstanding institutions of learning which prepare our students for the future.  I am pleased to name Senator LaValle to chair this prestigious committee and know he’ll do a fine job,” Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos said.

January 11, 2011
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Senator Ranzenhofer visits Clarence High School

Over 100 Clarence High School seniors in Government and Public Affairs classes heard from State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer in January. Senator Ranzenhofer talked about representing the 61st Senate District in the State Legislature and answered questions from students on issues such as funding for education, UB2020 legislation and ways to cut the State budget deficit.

January 10, 2011
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Manorville's Cadet Robert Pellicci is Congratulated by Senator Ken LaValle

Senator LaValle nominated Robert to SUNY Maritime College where he is studying to become a mechanical engineer. Congratulations Robert!

January 7, 2011
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