Brian X. Foley's posts related to Education

Senator Foley Stands Up to Bullies

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) hosted a forum for school administrators in the 3rd Senate District to provide them with information about addressing the issue of bullying within their schools.

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Senator Foley Increases School District Access to Reserve Funds

Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S7447-A), which passed the senate this week, that will increase the ability of school districts to access their reserve funds.

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Senator Foley Fights to Restore Education Funding

SENATOR BRIAN X. FOLEY


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SENATOR FOLEY FIGHTS FOR RESTORATION OF EDUCATION FUNDING


Urges Colleagues to Vote to Override Veto

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Senator Foley Fights for Restoration of Education Funding

Senator Brian X. Foley was joined by education advocates to call on his fellow Long Island senators to join him in supporting an override of Governor Paterson’s veto of funding for education.

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Senator Foley Fights to Restore Education Funding

Senator Foley was joined by education advocates to call on the senate to vote in favor of overriding Governor Paterson's veto of the budget bill, which deprived the state of $600 million in restorations for education funding.

Senator Foley Fights to Restore Education Funding

Senator Foley was joined by education advocates to call on the senate to vote in favor of overriding Governor Paterson's veto of the budget bill, which deprived the state of $600 million in restorations for education funding.

Senator Foley Fights to Restore Education Funding

Senator Foley was joined by education advocates to call on the senate to vote in favor of overriding Governor Paterson's veto of the budget bill, which deprived the state of $600 million in restorations for education funding.

Senator Foley Announces Agreement on SUNY Empowerment

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that through his own advocacy, and that of his colleague, Senator William T. Stachowski, a bicameral agreement has been reached on the SUNY Empowerment legislation.

“Higher education is a lynchpin in so many ways and we must ensure that our students are receiving the best possible education,” said Senator Foley. “Allowing some of our state’s institutions of higher learning, including Stony Brook University, to have flexibility in setting tuition rates and entering into public-private partnerships will allow the schools to offer smaller class sizes and greater educational opportunities for our students.”

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Senator Foley, Assemblyman Englebright, Commissioner Grannis Celebrate Groundbreaking Legislation

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point), Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D – Setauket) and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis were joined today by environmental advocates today to celebrate the signing of the Child Safe Playing Fields Act. This law protects children and the environment by banning the use of harmful pesticides on school fields and playgrounds, as well as at daycare centers.

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Senator Foley Celebrates Race to the Top Funding

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) celebrated the announcement today that New York will receive up to $700 million in funding through the federal Race to the Top program.

The award of Race to the Top funding followed dedicated advocacy on the part of Senator Foley and his colleagues in the Majority Conference. In addition to lobbying the federal government, the senate passed a number of pieces of legislation that were critical in helping to obtain the funding. This legislation, which Senator Foley was a key supporter of, included reforming charter school operations and improving teacher and principal evaluations.

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