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  • AQE Releases New Report on CFE and the 2016 Budget

    For 81% of high-need schools, their Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) funding has been derailed by the state.

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    Calling all young artists: Use your creativity to illustrate what a quality education means to you for a chance to win $100.

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    Community Schools to Receive $175 Million

    The state budget included $175 million in funding for converting struggling schools into community schools, a model that significantly improves student outcomes. 

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    Newspapers Support Restoring Lost School Aid

    Editorial Boards across the state call for the Governor and Legislature to support Foundation Aid, restoring the promise of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity.

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    Success Academy Mothers Call End to Harsh Treatment

    Success Academy mothers says their children were punished with excessive suspensions, withholding of bathroom breaks, and neglect of students’ special needs.

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    Schenectady Clergy Stand Together for School Funding

    Dozens of Schenectady clergy come to the Capitol to advocate for fair and equitable funding for Schenectady City Schools. State owes district $62 million.

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    Gap Between Wealthiest, Poorest Schools Widens

    AQE compares the 100 wealthiest to 100 poorest school districts in New York State and find the gap has widen.

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    Too Many Children Left Behind

    Our new report on pre-K in New York State shows that almost 90,000 four-year-olds don’t have access to full day pre-K.

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    Report: State’s Failure Results in Dreams Deferred

    A decade after Campaign for Fiscal Equity ruling, $4.8 billions has yet to be paid to New York State schools.

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    Join the #IAmPublicEd social media campaign by making a meme and sharing your personal success story that was inspired by your public school education.

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    AQE Highlights

    CFE Derailed: The State of Our Schools in the Wake of the 2016 New York State Budget

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    Where’s My Pre-K?: Looking at Pre-K Access on Long Island

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    No Appetite to Educate: Stacking the Deck Against Children in Poverty

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    Too Many Children Left Behind: Make Quality Early Learning A Top Priority

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    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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