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Brian Kolb


The Assembly Minority Conference launched a new website in March– “Children Before Politics” – which provides insights and information about how we can fix what’s wrong in our education system, and allow kids across New York State to have a better educational experience. Providing high-quality education is the most important thing we Continue reading →

brothers keeper

President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative

By Dr. Gary Smith Recently, President Obama announced the creation of a new program to help Latino and African-American males. Not surprisingly, he called this initiative “My Brother’s Keeper.” During his presidency, Obama has used this biblical phrase more than 60 times to support his commitment to aiding the disadvantaged Continue reading →

Holley Elementary School teacher Lynn Vendetti, Senator George Maziarz and teacher’s aide Maureen Christian. The Senator visited Holley Elementary to experience classroom learning using new SMART Board technology.

Senator Maziarz visits Holley Elementary School

New York State Senator George D. Maziarz (R-62nd District) visited Holley Central on Thursday, Feb. 13 to see how a new infusion of technology is enhancing instruction in both the Elementary School and the Middle School/High School. Last December, the district received and installed 30 SMART Boards® thanks to a Continue reading →

Fairport Grange President Beverly Marvin presents third-graders at Northside Elementary School with their own dictionary

Third-graders receive dictionaries from Fairport Grange

Third-graders and their teachers in the Fairport Central School District each received an American English language dictionary as part of the Fairport Grange’s annual sponsorship of The Dictionary Project. Fairport Grange invests in the Fairport community through numerous projects and activities. One program is the Dictionary Project, in which its Continue reading →

Steve Hawley

Hawley organizes meeting between state, local education leaders

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) organized a meeting on August 20 between State Deputy Secretary for Education De’Shawn Wright and more than 20 local school superintendents and Board of Education members. The gathering provided local education leaders with an opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions on the challenges facing schools Continue reading →