Brian X. Foley's posts related to Education

Sen. Foley Announces $250,000 Grant for Sachem Public Library

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) announced  a major grant to beneift the Sachem Public Library during a recent visit to the library. Sen. Foley has secured $250,000 grant for the libray through the State Dormitory Authority.

The funding will go towards expanding the "teen service area" and the establishement of study/reading areas at the library. In addition, the library will now be able to purchase RFID equipment; a modern tool to better organize books throughout the library and make operations more efficient.

 

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Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

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Senator Foley Helps Bring New Light to State Government

As part of the ongoing effort to establish greater transparency and responsibility in state entities, Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) supported the passage of two bills (Senate Bills 5585-C and 7369) that make information about state education boards more readily accessible to the public.

One of the top priorities of Senator Foley is providing the public with an open look into the operations of state government and its entities so taxpayers know how their dollars are being spent.

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Senator Foley Lays Framework for the Future

Senator Foley was joined by Assemblyman Englebright, Assemblywoman Schimel, Gary Bixhorn of Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Wendell Chu of the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association, and members of Long Island's education community to announce groundbreaking legislation.  The legislation, known as Framework for the Future will help to reduce dependence on property taxes, enhance school efficiency, and promote fairness in the distribution of State Aid.  Senator Foley is the lead sponsor in the Senate (Senate Bill5716-A).

2010 Teacher Recognition Award

Senator Foley Asks Community Members to Nominate Outstanding Teachers for 2010 Teacher Recognition Award

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Senator Foley Fights to Protect State Aid to Education

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), along with other community and school leaders hosted a press conference today to call on state lawmakers to make substantial reductions in cuts to education aid.

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Senator Foley Fights to Protect Aid to Education

Senator Foley and NYSUT President Richard Iannuzzi speak to a Central Islip student at a recent press conference.  Senator Foley called on his senate colleagues to join him in the fight for substantial reductions in the level of cuts to education funding proposed for the state budget.

Senator Foley Fights to Protect Aid to Education

Senator Foley speaks with a community leader at a recent press conference.  Senator Foley called on his senate colleagues to join him in the fight for substantial reductions in the level of cuts to education funding proposed for the state budget.

Senator Foley Fights to Protect Aid to Education

Senator Foley is joined by education and community leaders at a recent press conference.  Senator Foley called on his senate colleagues to join him in the fight for substantial reductions in the level of cuts to education funding proposed for the state budget.