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In The News: Amedore rival Niccoli opens headquarters in Guilderland

Source: Spotlight News
Date: August 26, 2016

“George Amedore has continuously ignored the needs of families right here in the 46th,” said Sara Niccoli, state senate candidate and a resident of the senate district covering Montgomery and Greene counties, as well as parts of Albany, Schenectady and Ulster counties. “I look forward to fighting for our communities, our schools and our small businesses.”

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In The News: Palatine Supervisor Niccoli mulls state Senate run

Source: The Daily Gazette
Date: January 12, 2016

After a successful election in Palatine in November, Town Supervisor Sara Niccoli is exploring a run for the 46th state Senate district, currently held by Republican George Amedore. Niccoli, a Democrat who led a successful bipartisan “Responsible Government” slate to victory in Palatine in November, said her interest in the Senate seat stems largely from her experience as a mother. “A lot of this is about my experience as a parent of a child in …

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In The News: Niccoli, Launching Senate Bid, Makes First Fundraising Appeal

Source: State of Politics/Time Warner Cable
Date: January 11, 2016

Labor advocate and Palantine town supervisor Sara Niccoli on Monday announced her exploratory bid for the state Senate seat held by Republican Sen. George Amedore.

Niccoli in a fundraising appeal said she would be taking on Albany’s “pay-to-play culture” the blocks reform.

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In The News: Common Core criticism standard in state Senate races

Source: The Daily Gazette
Date: September 4, 2016

In state Senate races, antipathy toward Common Core education standards and annual state tests cuts across party lines: both Democrats and Republicans find reasons to pile on to statewide criticism.

In the area’s two state Senate races – seats currently held by Republicans George Amedore and Hugh Farley – all of the candidates during interviews last week took swipes of some kind at the controversial education standards and state tests that drew an over 20 percent opt-out rate for the second straight year this spring. But specific legislative proposals are few.

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In The News: SD-46: Niccoli Defends ‘Opt Out’ To SED

Source: State of Politics/Time Warner Cable
Date: September 1, 2016

Democratic Senate hopeful Sara Niccoli on Wednesday defended the right to “opt out” of standardized tests, writing in a letter to the top official at the state Department of Education it’s “unrealistic” to force participation until changes are made to the Common Core standards.

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In The News: Ed Commissioner Elia angers parents, teachers with Common Core Opt Out comments

Source: Spotlight News
Date: August 31, 2016

Last month, at an event hosted by the teacher advocacy group Educators4Excellence, New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia angered parents and teachers alike by calling parents who opt their children out of Common Core testing “unreasonable” and teachers who support opting out “unethical.” Local State Senate candidate Sara Niccoli, a young mother who has made education reform a key plank of her campaign platform, responded to Elia’s comments in a letter released on the first of September.

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