Thomas K. Duane's posts related to Education

Report by NYS Senator Tom Duane Shows Looming School Overcrowding Crisis in Clinton-Hell’s Kitchen

1,000 Elementary School Children May Be Without Seats by 2019


Announcement of Frank McCourt High School

On October 6th, Senator Duane joined New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, other elected officials, community leaders and parents at a press conference announcing the creation of a small, selective, Upper West Side high school named in honor of Frank McCourt.  The new school, on Manhattan’s Brandeis campus at 145 West 84 Street, is slated to open to its first ninth grade class in September 2010.  The announcement marked the end of a year-long collaborative effort among the New York City

Chelsea Now: 1,000 Hell's Kitchen students could be without seats by 2019

By Patrick Hedlund

August 13, 2009


Area Elected Officials Win Remediation Of PCBs At P.S. 199

US Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York State Senator Tom Duane, New York State Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, and New York City Councilmember Gale Brewer today celebrated the New York City Department of Education's (DOE) agreement to heed their and the P.S. 199 Parent Teacher Association's (PTA) call for comprehensive testing and remediation of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination at the school, located at 270 West 70th Street in Manhattan.


Yes, You Can Go To College!

Dear Friend,

In today's economy, higher education and life-long learning have become essential for success. However, the costs of higher education have become unbearable for some, and burdensome for all. According to a recently released study by the U.S. Department of Education, paying for college is a greater burden for New Yorkers than residents of any other state.

Yes, You Can Go To College.pdf


School relocation plan gets poor marks from parents

By Patrick Hedlund


DNAinfo: P.S. 51 Development Shrinks Playground, Mobilizes Parents

By Serena Solomon

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

December 11, 2009

MIDTOWN - Community leaders and parents are concerned about a Hell's Kitchen construction project that could increase the number of children at the overcrowded school and shrink the size of the playground.

The development occupies most of a block from W. 44th to W. 45th streets between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and would replace the century-old P.S. 51 with a new, larger building. It would also add 1,200 apartments and commercial space.


Gannett: N.Y. lawmakers push for anti-bullying legislation

By Jon Campbell • Albany Bureau • May 17, 2010ALBANY — As bullying in schools continues to grab headlines in New York and throughout the country, school administrators and state legislators are looking at ways to combat the activity — at both the state and district level.


Senator Duane Announces the Passage of the Dignity for All Students Act

Providing All Students With A Safe Learning Environment

Senate Passes Landmark ‘Dignity For All Students Act’



CNN: New York state Senate passes anti-bullying bill

From Julie Cannold, CNN

June 23, 2010 8:52 p.m. EDT


New York (CNN) -- The New York state senate passed passed an anti-bullying bill Tuesday night to protect all students from discrimination, including that based on gender identity and sexual orientation.