On Thursday, April 14, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams hosted the Second Annual 20th Senatorial District Spelling Bee for students to showcase their spelling capabilities in the hopes to win a $100 savings bond. It is crucial that school students comprehend literacy skills such as spelling, vocabulary and correct English language usage. This spelling bee will not only bring attention to the importance of literacy, but also address skills such as developing poise, enhancing the art of public speaking and sportsmanship, important life skills that will guarantee future success.
On Thursday, May 26, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes held a press conference to announce the proposed legislation that will require high schools to make it part of their public health curriculum to teach students what to do if they give birth to an newborn infant that they do not want.
Watch NYS Senator Eric Adams speak on the Better Schools Act on the Senate floor in July 2009. A recent article in The New York Times highlights NY State's high school graduation rates vs. college-ready preparedness rates. Read the article here.
On Saturday, June 18, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams attended Be Free Global's Fun Fest. Be Free Global's mission is to link action and ideas for children by providing alternative funding opportunities for creative projects worldwide that improve the lives of children of diverse backgrounds that otherwise may not exist.
Posted by Eric Adams on Monday, September 26th, 2011
NYS Senator Montgomery supported by Senator Adams, Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblymember Annette Robinson, Councilmember Letitia James and Councilmember Albert Vann at Long Island University with Brooklyn high school principals, college presidents, students, state education officials and union leaders announced the start of four new Smart Scholars Early College High School (ECHS) programs in Brooklyn, NY. There are currently 27 high school/college partnerships in New York State serving over 5,000 students. In 2009, eleven (11) were formed with the aid of a $6 million grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Posted by Eric Adams on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Senator Adams spoke with and encouraged the students of the Redemption Youth Community Council about the importance of staying in school and being a success, despite the disparities and obstacles in life. Senator Adams also presented an award of appreciation to one of the students.
Posted by Eric Adams on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Senator Adams joined New York Communities for Change, school administration, teachers and parents to speak out against the possible co-location or closing of from P.S. 161 and M.S. 587. Parents, staff and concerned residents are asking for a realistic plan from the Department of Education – one that involves parents and the community, and addresses the individual needs of District 17's struggling schools.