Michelle and I attended the 19th Annual Linda Bodley Police, Firefighter and EMT Heroes Award Dinner honoring Dutchess & Putnam County's emergency service workers. Thank you for your selfless sacrifices to keep our communities safe.
In my continued efforts to support local educational opportunities for our kids, I visited North East Community Center's after school program in Millerton. I'm committed to supporting such dedicated programs in our community because there is no greater investment than in our children's education and futures.
SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES EFFORTS TO GET FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS OUT OF NYS EDUCATION SYSTEM
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam), joined by educators from Dutchess and Putnam counties, announced a legislative initiative that would end the State Education Department’s reliance on Pearson, a for-profit foreign-based corporation, for student testing and teacher certification. The legislation was inspired by Senator Gipson meeting with educators and parents who continually cited their serious concerns with Pearson’s service as part of the many issues facing New York State’s public education system. The announcement was held at the Arlington Teachers' Association office.
Wonderful to join The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse at the opening of their new building in the City of Poughkeepsie. I was proud to secure a $100,000 Economic Development Grant for its construction earlier this year. This is a special organization in our community and I look forward to their continued work in their new home.