Queens, NY, June 26, 2012 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens),today released the following statement with regard to the Senate and Assembly approval of legislation (S.7792/A.10786) governing the disclosure of teacher and school principal evaluation information to the public and parents:
Queens, NY, August 7, 2012 -- Once again, the educations of our children in our community and across this state are benefited by the amount of activity at the Resorts World casino. In less than a year, Resorts World has provided to the education portion of our state budget over $200 million.
Queens, NY, December 17, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a long-time member of the Senate Education Committee, today noted that a variety of important issues deeply affecting New York’s school children, families, teachers, school administrators and the state’s entire educational system are expected to take center stage during the upcoming 2014 legislative session.
Queens, NY (January 27, 2014): At a January meeting of the Senate Education Committee, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) voted to approve two pieces of important legislation: one to protect the privacy of student and educator records (S.6007) and another that would require a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness and fairness of the controversial new “Common Core” assessments (S.6009).
Queens, NY (January 27, 2014): During a very lengthy and occasionally contentious Senate Education Committee meeting with NYS Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr., NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) and his colleagues posed serious questions to the Commissioner about the implementation of the controversial “Common Core” learning standards in New York schools, and expressed their concerns about excessive testing, how the tests affect teacher evaluations, the privacy of student data, and a number of other related issues.