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    FACT SHEET: Cuomo’s Proposal to Repeal the Foundation Aid Commitment

    The Facts about the Cuomo Proposal to Repeal the State’s Foundation Aid Commitment Governor Cuomo has proposed changes that would gut the Foundation Aid formula—the formula created by the state in 2007 in response to the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit. The Foundation Aid formula is designed to ensure all students have ...

    PRESS RELEASE: Foundation Aid Repeal Proposed by Cuomo

    GOVERNOR CUOMO PROPOSES TO ELIMINATE USE OF FOUNDATION AID FORMULA IN FUTURE YEARS Replaces Objective Formula With Political Horse Trading   ALBANY (January 18, 2017) — In an unprecedented assault on the education of students of color, students in poverty, and immigrant students, Governor Cuomo proposes in his Executive ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: Cuomo Budget Offers Only 10 Cents on the Dollar in Aid to High Need Schools

    Cuomo Budget Offers Only 10 Cents on the Dollar in Aid to High Need Schools Fails to Meet His State of the State Pledge to Address Needs of NY Students in Poverty    ALBANY, NY (January 17, 2017) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget announcement, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: AQE: $1 Billion in School Aid Will Not Address the Record Inequity Between Rich and Poor

    AQE: $1 Billion in School Aid Will Not Address the Record Inequity Between Rich and Poor Plus Three Items to Watch for in the Education Budget ALBANY (January 17, 2017) — For the first time in memory the Governor of New York State is offering no briefing to the ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Highlights Educational Inequality, but Fundamentally Fails to Address It

    Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Highlights Educational Inequality, but Fundamentally Fails to Address It Racial and Economic Inequality in New York State Schools has Skyrocketed Under his Leadership, Will Continue to Grow ALBANY, NY (January 9, 2017) — In his State of the State address in New York City ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: Speaker Heastie’s First Commitment for 2017: “Fully Phase In CFE” for Schools

    First Commitment Made by Speaker Heastie for 2017: "Fully Phase In CFE" for Schools, Supports Millionaires' Tax  IDC Joins the Assembly in Calling  for Phase-In of Foundation Aid, Needs to Deliver Senate Majority ALBANY, NY (January 4, 2017) — Speaker Carl Heastie offered a vision for New York State ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: Governor Cuomo’s Attempt at Progressive Education Policy Must Include Full Funding for K-12

    For Immediate Release: Contact: Julia Watson, Communication Coordinator Alliance for Quality Education 518-432-5315 or 978-518-0729 julia@aqeny.org PRESS STATEMENT Governor Cuomo’s Attempt at Progressive Education Policy Must Include Full Funding for K-12 ALBANY (January 3, 2017) - The Alliance for Quality Education responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ...

    PRESS RELEASE: Public School Parents Prevail: Judge Orders New York Division of Budget to Immediately Release Transformation Grants to Struggling Schools

    ALBANY, NY (December 29, 2016) — State Supreme Court Justice Kimberly A. O’Connor, in a decisive ruling on December 28th, found the New York Division of Budget (DOB) exceeded its legal authority by withholding millions in two-year grants to support improvements in schools designated in 2015 by the New York ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: AQE Calls For Halt To Success Academy Expansion Following Audit’s Findings

    AQE Calls For Halt To Success Academy Expansion Following Audit’s Findings Comptroller Audit of Success Academy Finds Double-Dipping, Failed Accountability Practices The New York City Comptroller audit of Success Academy Charter Schools identified some deeply troubling findings which Success Academy is now refusing to take action on, despite receiving millions of dollars ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: AQE Says Regents $2.1 Billion Proposal for School Aid Increase Is a Start, but Calls on State to Do More

    Albany, NY—The Alliance for Quality Education responded to the state school aid proposal issued today by the New York State Board of Regents, which calls for an additional $2.1 billion for education in 2017. The proposal includes a $1.47 billion increase in Foundation Aid, in addition to $100 million for ...

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