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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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    Stand Up For Kids Confronts Child Poverty, Inequality

    Advocates, community groups unveil sweeping birth-to-college policy plan that includes revenue proposal to support legislation.

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    Hundreds Come to Capitol to Advocate for Schools

    AQE and community groups believe that the Governor and Legislators should make education a priority in 2016 by finally funding Campaign for Fiscal Equity.

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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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    AQE in 2015: A wrap of some of the year’s highlights

    AQE accomplished a lot in 2015 including $1.6 billion in foundation aid, $75 million to struggling schools and $30 million for Pre-K.

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    Stop Funding School to Prison Pipeline

    Stop the Kindergarten to Prison Pipeline fed by the draconian discipline practices like excessive suspensions at Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy. Sign our petition.

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    AQE Forms Coalition to Reform School Discipline

    AQE has formed a coalition to reform current school discipline laws in an attempt to promote respect and support, and ultimately, a positive school climate.

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    Make Your Own Meme

    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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    Take the Nae Nae Challenge for #IAmPublicEd

    Students, educators, and parents are taking the Nae Nae Challenge in support of public education. Join in the fun and take the challenge too.

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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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    Celebrate your public education experience with an #IAmPublicEd meme that you can post to Facebook and Twitter.


    Your gift will support our successful work to win funding that reduces class size, expands pre-Kindergarten, and provides essential education resources for millions of New York students. Click here to donate.


    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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    Intern with AQE

    If that appeals to you, AQE has the ideal internship to not only build your resume, but to also give you a well-rounded experience working for a non-profit promoting education reform on both the policy and community levels. Click here to apply.


    We want to hear from you! Numbers don’t always tell the whole story, and we want to know how the New York State budget has affected your school. Click here to share what’s happening in your school.