Martin J. Golden's posts related to Education

GOLDEN LEGISLATION ALLOWING USE OF SCHOOLS FOR WORSHIP SERVICES PASSES SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S. 6087A, which allows religious institutions to use public school buildings for worship services during non-school hours, has unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee.

“As the freedom of religion is a basic principle of this great nation, it is only then sensible that religious institutions, holding services open to the public, be allowed to do so in public school buildings.Organizations based on faith deserve the same rights as all other groups, and because of their beliefs, should not be held to a different standard. These misguided polices that have been put into place do nothing more than detract from the right to worship.

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Update from Senator Golden: New York State Children’s Institute is the Application for Funds for School Year 2012-2013 to fund the new Primary Mental Health Project

Senator Golden has received notification from the New York State Children’s Institute is the Application for Funds for School Year 2012-2013 to fund the new Primary Mental Health Project (Primary Project) programs in school.

School are invited to apply and the Application for Funds is available on the Children’s Institute website at www.childrensinstitute.net/programs/primary-project

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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON BUDGET AGREEMENT ON AFTER 5 PM SCHOOL BUS SERVICE

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement on the approval of S. 6257-E, the education, labor and family assistance budget bill, that restores school bus transportation to students who remain at school until 5pm or later:

“I am proud to have made a major effort to see that in this year’s New York State budget, after 5pm school bus service has been restored. This is great news for education, for our students and for our families. We must provide nothing less than a safe means for students to travel home who stay at school late for classes and extracurricular activities.”

Senator Golden yesterday announced a legislative agreement that restored school bus service for New York City’s 7th and 8th grade students.

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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES STATE SENATE APPROVES EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

Credit Would Apply to Educational and Scholarship Donations, Classroom Supplies and Home School Expenses

 

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored, S. 2732-C, that will create an education investment tax credit in New York State.

 

The Education Investment Incentives Act would authorize a tax credit up to seventy-five percent of either personal income tax liability or corporate franchise tax liability for donations to public education entities, local education funds, and educational scholarship organizations, or up to $75 for certain expenses incurred by school personnel and parents who educate their children at home.

 

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Principal Brennan's Last Day at IS 201

State Senator Marty Golden was among the local leaders, including District 20 Superintendent Karina Costantino, faculty members, parents and students of Intermediate School 201, who cheered for Madeleine Brennan, as school was dismissed earlier today, on her last day as Principal of the Dyker Heights Intermediate School.

 

Brennan is the longest serving Principal in the City of New York history, having served for 50 years as Principal of I.S. 201.

 

Brennan exited the building, escorted by Costantino and Golden, to Tina Turner’s classic “Simply the Best.” Before her exit, Brennan joined the staff in a hallway dance to her favorite song, the Village People’s Y.M.C.A.

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STATEMENT OF SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON CHARTER SCHOOLS

Brooklyn- Statement of Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent action on charter schools in New York City:

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