Shirley L. Huntley's posts related to Education

11/22/2008: Senator Huntley joins local school administrators in ground breaking ceremony

P.S./I.S. 48Q is set to receive a $56 million new building, which will include three additional grades and double capacity due to the efforts of local officials

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) today joined administrators from P.S. 48Q, local elected officials, parents, and community residents to break ground in the 18-month construction project.

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7/17/2009: Senator Huntley speaking on Education and Mayoral Control

Senator Huntley's remarks on the "Better Schools Act " (S. 5576 Parker) during a 2:00 am Session

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the education law and the New York city charter, in relation to enacting the "better schools act"; expanding the duties of the city board and other officials of the city of New York, and the independent budget office; establishing procedures and policies for certain education related matters, and creating the center for parent and student service and empowerment

 

11/05/2009: Career Day @ The New Preparatory Middle School (I.S. #8)

Senator Huntley visits I.S. 8 - Left to Right: Jonathan Remesson, and Kester Peters have started their school newspaper.

10/24/2007: New Elementary School Planned For Jamaica

For years, students at PS 48 in Jamaica had to eat lunch, take gym classes and hold school events in a crowded, multi-purpose room. Administrators tried to get the 72-year-old building renovated to have the necessary facilities for their 360 students, but it was impossible.

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2/05/2009: NYC School Governance Hearing 2

Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Co-Chair of the New York City School Governance Task Force

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Task Force Member

5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.Queens Borough Hall120-55 Queens BoulevardRoom 213Kew Gardens, New York 11424

8/06/2009: Special Session

Senator Shirley L. Huntley speaks on S. 5887/A. 8903 (Padavan/Silver) 

Relates to the New York City School District, Board of Education, Chancellor, community councils and community superintendents

 

BILL NUMBER: S5887

SPONSOR: PADAVAN

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the education law, in relation to the New York city

board of education, chancellor, community councils and community super-

intendents; to amend chapter 738 of the laws of 1988, amending the

2/02/2010: New York Charter Parents Association Lobby Day

The New York Charter Parents Association (NYCPA) is a non-profit organization founded by parents. We are an independent organization advocating for parent and student rights in charter schools.

We would like to see the following charter laws amended:

Equal Per Pupil Funding, Facilities Funding, Charter Contracts and By-Laws, State Receivership, Independent Parent Association, Accountability and Transparency, Parent Voice, Parent Rights, Student Rights, Co-locations and Charter Cap.

2/09/2010: Springfield Gardens Education Complex

Senator Huntley, Kelly Urena, Coordinator of School Based Health Center and students from the district discuss 2010-11 Priorities:

Support preservationof $21.7 Million for School Based Health Centers (SBHCs)

Restore $507,000 in HCRA funds

Pass legislation (S. 6616 Montgomery/A. 9717 Gottfried) to reimburse SBHCs for CHP enrollees