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    Public School Students Win This Legislative Session

    AQE and its allies win major victories this legislative session that will resonate for New York’s public school students.

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    Parents Gather at Regents Meeting on Receivership

    Parents from across the state rallied at the State Education Department to ask the Board of Regents to hear their voice when deciding on a receiver for struggling schools.

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    NEW POLL: New Yorkers Say ‘No’ to Charter Schools

    In a recent poll, New Yorkers say they don’t want any new charter schools, nor do they think school choice is important.

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    Push Back on Gov. Cuomo’s Test and Punish Agenda

    Parents all over New York State are considering opting their students out of high-stakes testing.

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    Gov. Cuomo Gets an ‘F’ in Education

    Gov. Cuomo’s gets failing marks in all areas of his education policy, even though he is skilled at rhetoric and helping his billionaire donors get a good return on their investment.

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    Gov. Cuomo Fails to Fund New York’s Public Schools

    Report: Gubernatorial Delinquency Reveals Cuomo Deprives New York’s Children of a Sound, Basic Education

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    Early Childhood Learning Needs to Be a Priority

    A new report, Children Can’t Wait, calls for Gov. Cuomo to keep his promise and invest in early childhood learning.

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    Record Setting Inequality Plagues Public Schools

    A new report shows that high need public schools are consistently stripped of resources, leaving its children at a huge disadvantage compared to peers.

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    AQE Highlights

    AQE Signs Letter with Hundreds of Other Groups to Oppose Testing and Charter Schools; and to Support Community Schools 

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    REPORT: Restoring Justice In Buffalo Public Schools: Safe and Supportive Quality Education for All

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    POLL: New Yorkers Don’t Want More Charter Schools, School Choice is a Low Priority

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    ANALYSIS: Evaluating the 2015 New York State Budget

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    REPORT: Prioritizing Equity: Lessons for Budget Negotiators from Senate and Assembly Education Budget Proposals

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    REPORT: Gubernatorial Delinquency: Cuomo’s Failure to Fund New York State Public Schools

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    REPORT: Gubernatorial Delinquency: Cuomo’s Failure to Fund New York City Public Schools

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    REPORT: Make Quality Early Learning a Top Priority in the 2015 Enacted Budget

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    REPORT: Record Setting Inequality: New York State’s Opportunity Gap is Wider Than Ever

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    REPORT: Corruption in Education: Hedge Funds and the Takeover of New York State Schools

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    REPORT: Risking Public Money: New York Charter School Fraud, Best Practices to Protect Public Dollars and Prevent Financial Mismanagement

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    REPORT: Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Crisis Affecting Rochester’s Students and What We Can Do to Fix It

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    REPORT: Good for Kids or Good For Carl: Who Really Benefit$ from Turning Public Schools into Privately Run Charter Schools

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    REPORT: Upstate School Aid: Setting the Record Straight

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    REPORT: Billions Behind

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    New Pre-K Budget Language: Key Elements

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    REPORT: Tale of Two States

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    50 Most Underfunded School Districts in NY

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    “On School Funding, Albany Must Do What’s Right”
    Pastor Walrond fights for fair classroom funding

    State of Our Schools
    See what Zakiyah Ansari says about the Governor’s State of the State

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