Senator Stavisky poses with Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Mr. Met, Mets player Ike Davis, Santa (who bears a striking resemblance to former Mets pitcher John Franco), and neighborhood kids at Mets Stadium.
(Bayside, NY) Senator Toby Ann Stavisky presented 5th Grader Margaret Sakar with an award honoring her 1st place finish in the student Earth Day Art Contest. More than 60 students participated, and Ms. Sakar, of the Holy Martyrs Day School in Bayside, was judged the winner.
New York, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) questions UFT President Michael Mulgrew during a Senate Education Committee hearing on the Regents’ Reform Agenda. Mulgrew spoke on the lack of a curriculum that conforms to the new Common Core State Standards as well as the danger in testing children in grades K-2.
Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) toured the Shield Institute of Flushing to visit the center’s on-site classrooms and learn about the services they provide to developmentally disabled children and adults throughout New York City. Senator Stavisky also met with Dr. Susan Provenzano, Ed.D, Executive Director of the Shield Institute.
Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) met with Crystal Ng, Emily Chen and Myung Jin (Jenna) Kim, three students from Francis Lewis High School, to discuss government, politics and civic engagement as part of an assignment for their social studies class.
Albany, NY—The New York State Senate today passed S.6688, a bill that would allow the New York City Department of Education to close schools on days where a considerable portion of students are likely to be absent because of a cultural or religious holiday.