Diane J. Savino's posts related to Education

Mayor Bloomberg and Joel Klein Told to Relax on Mayor Control of Schools

ALBANY - Several state lawmakers warned Tuesday they intend to soften mayoral control over the schools - and urged Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel Klein to get on board.

"If you come in here and continue to say to us that the system is perfect - leave it that way, you're going to be very unhappy," Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) told Klein at a Senate Education Committee hearing.

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Senator Diane Savino Hosts Annual Back To School Giveaway

NY1 VIDEO: More than 500 Staten Islanders lined up in front of the Cromwell Center Wednesday for an annual back to school giveaway organized by Senator Diane Savino

Senator Savino Sponsors Back to School Blast

The “Back to School Blast” organized by Senator Diane Savino , featured  free school supplies, free health screenings, healthy snacks, face painting, giveaways, as well as school and college-related information.

Senator Diane Savino Speaks at the Calandra Institute's 30th Anniversary

Senator Diane J. Savino spoke at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's 30th Year Anniversary, on November 30, 2009.  

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

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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.

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Senator Savino Announces Passage of ‘Dignity For All Students Act’

Landmark bill will provide all students with a safe learning environment

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Senator Savino Announces Passage of ‘Dignity For All Students Act’

Landmark bill will provide all students with a safe learning environment

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