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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary  Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair  10:00 AM, Thursday, February 27, 2014  Room 510 LOB

February 27, 10:00 AM - 10:06 AM
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Senator Bonacic’s Statement on Common Core

Parents, teachers, administrators and educational professionals in my district, and throughout New York State, have raised grave concerns over the flawed roll-out of the Common Core Learning Standards.

Unless the Board of Regents acts to alleviate these concerns, they must delay the use of Common Core tests for high-stakes decisions about teachers, principals and students for a minimum of two years.  During this time, the State Education Department should continue to develop curricula aligned with higher standards and assist local school districts in developing their own curricula so teachers can successfully implement higher learning standards and help students reach their maximum potential.

February 4, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 509 LOB

February 4, 11:30 AM - 11:35 AM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Room 510 LOB

February 4, 9:32 AM - 9:36 AM
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This weekend, Senator Bonacic visits Delaware County for Sheriff's Presentation

Senator
John Bonacic visited with friends in Delaware County for breakfast and listened
to a presentation by Delaware County Sheriff Tom Mills concerning the increased
drug problems in the county and what his office is doing to combat it.

 

January 27, 2014
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Senator Bonacic comments on Gov. Cuomo's Budget Presentation

Senator John Bonacic provides comments on
Governor Cuomo’s Budget Presentation from January 21, 2014.  In particular, the Senator speaks to the Governor’s
two deviations between what was said in his State of the State and what was
announced in his Budget Presentation

January 24, 2014
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Senator John Bonacic attends the Senate Education Committee with Chairman Senator John Flanagan and Commissioner John King

“Most
of my colleagues,” notes Senator Bonacic, “are hopeful that the Commissioner
will take the many suggestions offered to make changes to the Common Core, to
alleviate the concerns of superintendents, administrators, school boards,
teachers, parents and students. We all want our kids to succeed, and we will
make sure that the Common Core gets it right, even if it means the process has
to be temporarily put on hold until all the kinks are worked out.”

January 24, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Room 123 CAP

January 28, 9:31 AM - 9:38 AM
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PRESS RELEASE: Statement by Senator Bonacic on Governor Cuomo's Budget Proposal

STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

On Governor Cuomo’s Budget Proposal

January 21, 2014
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