In an effort to alleviate the pain and suffering of the poorest residents of India, a team comprised of 11 Northwell Health physicians, one university professor, and two public health students discussed their preparations for a medical mission to the Shanti Bhavan school, chronicled in Netflix “Daughters of Destiny” documentary.
DHS, FEMA, NYPD, Dept. of Ed. representatives discuss strategies to secure schools
On March 19th, the Assembly legislative body passed Assemblyman Cusick’s physical fitness activity education campaign bill (A. 4426), which looks to amend the public health law to increase promotion of physical activity and education throughout the State.
More than 1,700 schools, which educate over 1.1 million students, comprise the New York City Public School System. Every day, when parents send their children to school, schools assume the enormous responsibility of ensuring the safety and well-being of these students.
Today, February 22nd, Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island) hosted a Track and Field Activity Day at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. The event looked to encourage kids to stay active during the winter school break through physical exercise. Total Fitness Challenge attendees were able to learn and participate in various track and field skills such as techniques for long jumps, hurdles, high jumps, shot put, and relay racing skills. There were 28 children ranging from grades Kindergarten and 8th grade in attendance.
On Thursday, February 22nd, Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-63rd Assembly District) will host a College Informational Assembly. This event will take place at the College of Staten Island, Building 1P Lecture Hall, between the hours of 7pm-8:30pm. The event will serve as a resource for parents and high school students to receive information regarding CUNY colleges, SUNY colleges/universities, financial planning for college, admissions information, grants, scholarship, etc. Representatives from CUNY central, SUNY central, the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, the College of Staten Island, and St. John’s University-Staten Island campus will be present at the event to answer any and all questions in regards to pursuing a higher education.
DONOVAN HONORS WINNER OF 2017 CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE
Oddo and Matteo announce they are working with City agencies to bring new elementary school to long-vacant New Dorp site
BP Oddo joined with the Department of Education's Staten Island Field Support Center announced a new Hall of Science at the Michael J. Petrides campus. The 15,000 square foot space will serve K-12 students from schools across the borough. BP Oddo allocated $500,000 to turn the space, which had previously been used as the DOE archive center, into an immersive STEM learning environment. The facility will include eight science stations and a "Makerspace" area, where students will learn science, math, and technology through hands-on activities. The project is expected to be completed in spring of 2018.
On Wednesday November 1st, Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island) hosted an Awards Ceremony for the winners of his annual Total Fitness Challenge. Founded by the Assemblyman in 2008, the Total Fitness Challenge is an Island-wide summer competition which encourages kids to stay active in the summer months through physical exercise & reading. The competition is open to all students from pre-kindergarten through the 8th grade.
PhRMA and Assembly Member Cusick Announce Support for STEM Programs at P.S. 30 The Westerleigh School
Bridge Prep Charter School for Creative Thinkers is a proposed elementary school for Staten Island designed to educate students who struggle in reading including those with dyslexia and language-based learning difficulties. However, this school will be open to ALL Staten Island students, and the emphasis on literacy will help every child who attends. In small classes, with targeted multi-sensory instruction and highly trained teachers, Bridge Prep will be the first and only public school in NYS designed with the mission of educating students with dyslexia.
Retired Navy SEAL, best-selling author, creator of a top-rated podcast, and owner of a premier leadership consulting company to headline two events on November 2nd
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION REQUIRING THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO POST RESULTS OF SCHOOL CAFETERIA INSPECTIONS ONLINE Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation requiring the New York City Department of Education to publicly post the result of school cafeteria and kitchen inspections online.
Paul Martuccio and Wilson Mohr to receive award that honors memory of fallen principal Borough President James S. Oddo is pleased to announce that he is reviving the Patrick F. Daly Award, an award for educators who exemplify the values of fallen principal Patrick Daly, who was gunned down in Red Hook, Brooklyn while en route to a student’s home 25 years ago. The award will go to Paul Martuccio, principal of P.S. 13, and Wilson Mohr, a teacher at Pathways to Graduation. The award ceremony will take place at Borough Hall on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30pm.
GOVERNOR CUOMO APPOINTS PANEL TO EXPLORE INTEGRATING INSTITUTE FOR BASIC RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WITH COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I,Ref – East Shore) and Assemblyman Ron Castorina (R,C,I,Ref – South Shore) hosted a press conference at Greencroft Playground in Bay Terrace today to highlight City Hall’s failure to protect schoolchildren from speeding vehicles with the most basic tool: the stopsign. The two lawmakers say the city should place “all-way” stop signs at intersections near certain schools and playgrounds to protect pedestrians.
Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a program aimed at expanding college education in prisons throughout New York. The program will utilize $7 million, paid to the state in bank settlements, in order to pay for convicts to enroll in college classes at 7 different prisons. The program is expected to triple the number of inmates currently enrolled in college. As a result more than 3,000 prisoners, with 5 years or less remaining on their sentence, will receive free college education. While college graduates struggle to make payments on their loan debt, Governor Cuomo has prioritized policies that favor prisoners over law-abiding college students.
Governor Cuomo today signed legislation putting into place additional protections for students and expanding anti-tampering laws to prohibit unlawful alteration of any official student record in any primary, intermediate, high school or college in the state.