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    PRESS RELEASE: Parent, Religious, Labor Groups and Education Advocates Fight to Block Gov. Cuomo’s Flawed Tax Break for Wealthy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Wendy Liberatore Communications Coordinator, Alliance for Quality Education O: 518-432-5315 or C: 518-491-0454 ALBANY (May, 18, 2015) – Education advocates, religious and labor organizations and parent groups have joined forces to block Gov. Cuomo’s education tax credit proposal that he ...

    PRESS RELEASE: Education Advocates, Community Groups Oppose Education Investment Tax Credit

    For Immediate Release Contact: Wendy Liberatore, Statewide Communications Coordinator, AQE wendy@aqeny.org / O: (518) 432-5315 ext. 102 or M: (518) 491-0454 BUFFALO (May 12, 2015) – At a time when public schools are severely underfunded, the following coalition of organizations would like to reiterate ...

    PRESS RELEASE: New Statewide Poll: New York Voters Say ‘No’ to More Charter Schools, and ‘Yes’ to Charter Reforms

    ALBANY (May 4, 2015) – At a time when the state legislature is considering raising the cap on charter schools, a new statewide poll released today from the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE), the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), and In The Public Interest (ITPI) shows that New Yorkers want ...

    PRESS RELEASE: AQE Takes Aim at Senators’ $25 Million Charter School Slush Fund

    For Immediate Release: Contact: Wendy Liberatore, Statewide Communication Coordinator Alliance for Quality Education 518-432-5315 or 518-491-0454 wendy@aqeny.org ALBANY (April 27, 2015) – The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) launched a campaign today targeting upstate and suburban Senators to halt a plan to send $25 million in “bullet ...

    ANALYSIS: Evaluating the 2015 New York State Budget

    Tens of thousands of New Yorkers engaged in a fierce battle against Governor Cuomo’s outright attack on public education. Cuomo was backed in his efforts by a handful of billionaire hedge fund managers who are promoting a privatization and test and punish agenda for our schools. On some important issues, ...

    STATEMENT: Gov. Cuomo Misinformed or Ignoring the Facts on Teacher Evaluations

            For Immediate Release: Contact: Wendy Liberatore, Statewide Communication Coordinator Alliance for Quality Education 518-432-5315 or 518-491-0454 wendy@aqeny.org Yesterday on the Capitol Pressroom, a WCNY public radio public affairs show hosted by Susan Arbetter, Governor Cuomo was discussing teacher evaluations ...

    PRESS RELEASE: AQE Awaits Budget Details

    For Immediate Release: Contact: Wendy Liberatore, Statewide Communications Coordinator, AQE wendy@aqeny.org / (518) 432-5315 ext. 102; cell-(518) 491-0454 ALBANY (March 30, 2015) -- Billy Easton, executive director of the Alliance for Quality Education, has released a statement regarding the budget. "While there has been an announcement of a framework on ...

    PRESS RELEASE: Bipartisan Assembly Members Demand More Money, Less Testing for Schools

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact Lisa Tyson Director of the Long Island Progressive Coalition 516.749.5074 ltyson@lipc.org MINEOLA (March 22, 2015) – New York State Assembly Members Steven Englebright, Al Graf, Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Todd Kaminsky, Charles Lavine, David McDonough, Tom McKevitt, Ed Ra, Joseph Saladino, Michelle Schimel and Michaelle Solages joined with the parents, community members, teachers and ...

    PRESS RELEASE: Assemblywoman Peoples-Stokes Announces Community Schools Legislation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wendy Liberatore, Statewide Communication Coordinator Alliance for Quality Education wendy@aqeny.org or 518-432-5315 or 518-491-0454 Leah Halton haltonl@assembly.state.ny.us Cell: 202-821-3881 ALBANY (March 25) —Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes of Buffalo announced today that she is introducing legislation to create community schools across New York State. The Community Schools Act will fund planning and implementation of the ...

    TRIED AND FAILED: Using Tests for Evaluations is a Disaster

    Using Tests for 50% of Teacher Evaluations was a Disaster for High Need Students in D.C. Governor Cuomo’s plan to use standardized tests for 50 percent of teacher evaluations it not a new idea. It was tried from 2009 ...

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