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Latimer Named Ranking Member of Education Committee and Receives 5 Additional Committee Assignments

State Senator George Latimer has been named the Ranking Minority Member on the State Senate’s Education Committee, his office announced today.  Latimer will now be the leading advocate for the Democrats on educational issues in the New York State Senate.  Senator John Flanagan of Long Island is currently the Chairman of the Education Committee.  


Latimer Delivers Free Newspapers to Port Chester-Rye Brook Library

As part of his continual efforts to keep the public aware and informed of state issues, Senator George Latimer will continue to deliver The Legislative Gazette, a free, weekly publication that is distributed in Albany to the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library.  Senator George Latimer said, 'It is easy for elected officials to trumpet their own accomplishments in Albany to their constituents but our role as advocates is to present people with objective information and give them the ability to make the most informed decisions about public policy and other state issues.'


Sign Your Student Up for the NYS Senate Summer Reading Program

Parents and guardians from across New York State use this site to track their children's summer reading activity and share that progress with friends, family, and other parents.

You can also use this tool to find suggestions on the most popular books among other children of the same grade or who go to the same school.

Sign up by clicking here

Common Ground for Students by George Latimer, Albany Times Union, January 8th, 2014

For decades we have heard the rallying cry that American students' performance is falling behind that of students in other countries and for decades education experts have attempted to come up with ONE solution.


This time, under the guise of making students more prepared for a global economy, New York has adopted the "Common Core" standards and is forging ahead at breakneck speed to implement a new top-down education mandate on local school districts. Without dissecting the validity of the "global competition" argument, there are elements of the Common Core's implementation in New York that must be addressed first.



Senator Latimer & Assemblyman Otis Announce State Aid Increases to Sound Shore School Districts

(Albany, NY) With passage of the state budget, State Senator George Latimer (D-Rye) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) announced increases in state aid to Sound Shore School districts.    Assemblyman Otis stated,  “In this time of tight school budgets and pressure on the property tax levy, we are pleased to report successful efforts to increase state aid to Westchester school districts.  This year’s school aid package is the largest since before the recession and will help to maintain the educational programming our school districts work so hard to provide.”  


Latimer, Buchwald, Otis & Paulin Announce Construction Grant Awards for Westchester Libraries

Senator George Latimer, Assemblymembers David Buchwald, Steve Otis and Amy Paulin have announced that 6 libraries in the 37th Senate District will receive new funding.  Below is the list of recipients, amounts and the uses of the grants.