John J. Flanagan's posts related to Education

January 23, 2014 - Senate Education Committee Meeting

Chairman John Flanagan and the other members of the New York State Senate Education Committee were joined by New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. for an open discussion on education issues -  January 23, 2014

Senator Flanagan’s Education Reform Package Approved By Senate Education Committee

Education reform legislation sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, has been reported out of committee.


City and State Common Core Roundtable

November 18, 2013 - Issue Spotlight / COMMON CORE


Chair; New York State Senate Education Committee

Q: The implementation of Common Core standards has proven controversial. Why?


Senator Flanagan Helps Open New Press Box At Kings Park High School

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with members of the Kings Park School District community to cut the ribbon on the new press box at the Kings Park High School football field.  The new facility was funded through a state grant of $85,000 that Senator Flanagan helped secure.

The new press box will replace an older one which was accessible only by ladder and had been deemed unsafe for both students and faculty.  To ensure safety and comfort, the new facility features a glass-enclosed broadcast booth that overlooks the playing field and a rooftop platform that enables safe filming of on-field activities.


Senator Flanagan Discusses Education At UFT Advocacy Day

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) addressed teachers and parents at the UFT Advocacy Day to discuss a variety of education issues - March 5, 2014

New York Daily News: NYS Senate Education Chairman Praises Regents Changes To Common Core

Senate Education Committee Chairman John Flanagan (R-Suffolk) this afternoon was far less critical than Gov. Cuomo when discussing the changes the Board of Regents have proposed for the Common Core curriculum.

Flanagan praised the Regents for addressing many of the issues that parents and the lawmakers have been calling for. He called the changes a major step in the right direction and said it shows the Regents were listening to the widespread complaints.

“Compared to where they were and where they are today is night and day from where they started,” Flanagan said.