Issues: Education

NYS Senator Eric Adams and NYS Assemblyman Marcos Crespo Will Introduce Legislation to Amend State Law Concerning Waivers for NYC Public School Chancellor

On Sunday, November 21, 2010, NYS Senator Eric Adams and NYS Assemblyman Marcos Crespo will amend State law to require concurrent resolution by the Senate and Assembly for any Commissioner’s waiver of requirements for persons who do not meet educational or professional prerequisites

 NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “My legislation (S8512) will amend the Education law to restrict the ability of the Commissioner of Education to issue a certificate for Superintendent or Chancellor to persons who do not meet educational or professional requirements for the position.

November 20, 2010
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Opposing DOE Proposal to Open a Charter Elementary School on Brandeis Campus

On November 19, 2010 I released the following statement in opposition to the New York City Department of Education’s proposal to co-locate a Success Charter Network elementary school with the five high schools currently occupying the Louis D. Brandeis High School campus (145 West 84th Street):

Statement of NYS Senator Thomas K. Duane Re: Proposal to Co-Locate Charter School at Brandeis Campus

November 20, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON CATHIE BLACK

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement regarding Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s selection of Cathie Black to replace outgoing Schools Chancellor Joel Klein:

November 16, 2010
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STATE SENATOR ANDREW LANZA OFFERS SUPPORT FOR NYC SCHOOL CHANCELLOR NOMINEE AND URGES NYS EDUCATION COMMISSIONER STEINER TO CLEAR THE WAY

I spoke to Cathie Black earlier this week, and offered my support for her nomination for Chancellor of the New York City public school system.

November 16, 2010
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Serrano at Opening of Morris Heights Educational Complex

Senator Serrano joined Assemblymember Vanessa Gibson on Turesday, November 16th, in celebrating the opening of the Morris Heights Educational Complex, which includes P723X and P.S. 204X. The complex opened in September, and includes a full sized gym, auditorium and a state of the art library.

November 16, 2010
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SENATOR PARKER ASKS FOR A CHANCELLOR WITH EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) called upon Commissioner David Steiner of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to deny Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Cathie Black's request for her to receive a waiver, allowing her to serve as the Chancellor of New York City's Schools despite lacking professional experience in education.

November 11, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students at Gillette Road Middle School before their visit to Albany.

Senator DeFrancisco visited with the Student Council members at Gillette Road Middle School the day before they traveled to Albany to visit the Capitol.

November 5, 2010
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Chateaugay students commended for summer reading

    Senator Betty Little visited Chateaugay to commend a group of students who completed this year's summer reading challenge.  The kids were treated to a pizza party at Owl's Nest Pizza and More by teacher Mary Jones and Principal Loretta Fowler.  Senator Little presented certificates to each of the students.

November 5, 2010
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Senator Robach at School of the Arts

On Thursday, October 28th, Senator Robach spoke to students at School of the Arts during a Participation in Government class. Robach discussed state issues with students and told them how they can become more active in government.

October 29, 2010
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Summer Reading Commended at Hadley Luzerne

State Senator Betty Little presents certificates congratulating elementary students at Hadley-Luzerne School District for completing the state summer reading program.  More than 70 students participated in the educational program.

October 25, 2010
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Thompson Secures Funding For Bennett High Improvements "School Upgrades"

For immediate releaseSeptember 7, 2010 Contact: Ken Houston | 716.854.8705 | sk2houston@hotmail.com

Buffalo, NY – A new school year brings new changes to Bennett High School.  New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts Erie & Niagara counties) will hold a news conference Wednesday, September 08, 2010 to announce capital improvements for Bennett High School.  The Senator has secured $200,000 for several upgrades at the school.

Join Senator Thompson on the front lawn of Bennett High, along with school Principal David Mauricio, students, school board members and the Superintendant of Buffalo Public Schools, Dr. James Williams.

September 27, 2010
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Senator Robach Wraps up 2010 Dictionary Project

On Monday, September 27th, Senator Robach visited Northwood Elementary School in Hilton to wrap up the 2010 Dictionary Project. Over the past two weeks, Senator Robach has distributed dictionaries to third grade students in both Greece and Hilton as a part of a program sponsored by both the Greece Rotary and Hilton Rotary. Overall, third graders from 11 elementary schools received new dictionaries to use throughout the school year. Pictured with Senator Robach is third grader Lauren Morris.

September 27, 2010
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Another Crushing Loss, Another Disappointment, But Who’s to Blame?

For Immediate Release

September 23, 2010

Another Crushing Loss, Another Disappointment, But Who’s to Blame?

September 24, 2010
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Downtown Staten Island Council featured on Staten Island Advance

Posted by downtownsi on September 22, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Staten Island school supply giveaway gets an A+

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. —  The first day of school is still a few weeks off, but Desilva Christopher will be ready.

“This is pretty cool,” said Desilva, 11, a student at Prall Intermediate School, West Brighton, as he clutched a bag of free school supplies yesterday. “I have notebooks now. I have pencils.”

Desilva and his sister, Rogerline, 10, who goes to PS 25, Pleasant Plains, were among the nearly 1,000 people who lined up on Wright Street outside the Central Family Life Center, Stapleton, to participate in state Sen. Diane Savino’s second annual “Back to School Blast.”

September 23, 2010
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Liz Krueger's Education Forum

In an effort to bring together different stakeholders in our State’s educational system, Senator Liz Krueger hosted an Education Forum to explore how we can improve upon our educational system, with a particular focus on the role of teachers and testing. This was also an opportunity for the State to come to the district and discuss how an economic downturn is an opportunity to plan for the future of education in New York State. Dr. David Steiner, New York State’s Commissioner of Education,  delivered a keynote address entitled “What is an Educated Citizen” and a panel included Clara Hemphill and Dr. Stephan F. Brumberg.

September 22, 2010
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Senator Jose Peralta and Councilmember Danny Dromm Read to Children Participating in Reach Out and Read at Elmhurst Hospital

Senator José Peralta and Councilmember Danny Dromm read to Children participating in Reach Out and Read at Elmhurst Hospital. Peralta said "Reach Out and Read is the perfect prescription for our kids. Encouraging families to take some time to read will result in healthier families and smarter children. Reach out and Read is just what the doctor ordered."

Reach Out and Read (ROR) prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

September 20, 2010
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