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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES FLORAL PARK HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 2014

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently attended the graduation ceremony for Floral Park High School’s Class of 2014. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to offer his best wishes for continued success and personally congratulated each student on receiving their high school diploma. 

     Senator Martins (left) is pictured with (left to right) with Floral Park High School Class of 2014 Salutatorian Daniel Morgan, Valedictorian Carly Apar, Class President Brittany Ingram, and Village of South Floral Park Trustee George Ingram.

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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES ELMONT HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 2014

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently attended the graduation ceremony for Elmont Memorial High School’s Class of 2014. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to offer his best wishes for continued success and personally congratulated each student on receiving their high school diploma. 

     Senator Martins is pictured as he congratulates Aaron Buissereth on earning his high school diploma.

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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES SEWANHAKA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently participated in Sewanhaka High School’s graduation ceremony. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to wish the class of 2014 the very best for success and personally congratulated each student as they received their high school diploma. 

     Senator Martins is pictured as he congratulates Robert Patrick Dowling on earning his high school diploma.

 

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SENATOR MARTINS INVITES FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS SUMMER READING PROGRAM

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is inviting local families to participate in his annual summer reading program. The program helps promote literacy and encourages children to continue reading during the summer months. 

     “Making reading fun for kids is the best way to help them develop a love for it. This program helps children continue to build their reading skills during the summer months in a fun and enjoyable way. I invite all families to participate,” said Senator Martins.

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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Common Sense Vs. Common Core

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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Stealing With Your Eyes

     I don’t know whether to be joyful or distressed, so I think I’ll simply settle for cautiously hopeful.

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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES STATE FUNDING TO SUPPORT MANHASSET-GREAT NECK COMMUNITY PROGRAM

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for a community program which benefits children in the Manhasset-Great Neck community. 

     The state funding will be used by the Manhasset School District for the Great Neck/Manhasset/Nassau BOCES Parent-Child Home Program. The program provides in-home educational opportunities, including early literacy, for pre-school aged children whose families are in need. 

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End the GEA!

Join Senator Martins in fighting to restore aid to our schools which was cut by the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA).

The GEA was created in 2010 by the New York City Democrats who controlled all of state government at the time. It was a multi-billion dollar education aid cut which hurt students and schools, as well as raised the burden on already overtaxed residents. 

Since taking office in 2011, Senator Martins has made eliminating the GEA a priority.  Progress has been made in repealing it, but now we need to get rid of it once and for all. 

SENATOR MARTINS: STATE BUDGET SHOULD END THE GEA THIS YEAR

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and his colleagues in the Senate Majority are calling for the complete abolishment of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) in this year’s state budget. 

     The GEA was first imposed on New York schools in 2010, before Senator Martins was a member of the Senate, by former Governor David Paterson and the New York City Democrats who controlled the Senate and Assembly at the time. Senator Martins has continually opposed the GEA because it created severe cuts to the bottom lines for public schools.

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SENATOR MARTINS SERVES AS GUEST READER TO JACKSON AVENUE STUDENTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently served as a guest reader to students at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. Senator Martins visited the school as part of its Parents As Reading Partners program. 

     Senator Martins is pictured reading “Chloe and the Lion” by Mac Barnett to students in Ms. Goodwin’s fourth grade class at Jackson Avenue School.

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