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    2016-17 New York State Enacted Budget Analysis

    2016-17 New York State Enacted Budget Analysis ALBANY (April 11, 2016) -- This budget fails to address fundamental educational inequality based on both race and income. The Foundation Aid increase simply does not come close to meeting the needs for the one out of two students living in ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: Alliance for Quality Education and Education Law Center Denounce New York State Diversion of $40 Million from Schools to Casino

    For Immediate Release: Contact: Alicia Arrington, New York City Communication Organizer Alliance for Quality Education 212-328-9268 or 757-814-9823 alicia@aqeny.org ALBANY (April 6, 2016) -- Today it was revealed that the recently enacted New York State Budget will allow Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct to ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: $22 Million in Pre-K Funding Benefits 3-Year-Olds Only; No Money for Child Care

    READY FOR KINDERGARTEN, READY FOR COLLEGE For Immediate Release: Contact: Wendy Liberatore Statewide Communications Coordinator Alliance for Quality Education wendy@aqeny.org (518) 432-5315 ext. 102; cell-(518) 491-0454 ALBANY (April 1, 2016) – In response New York State’s 2016 budget plan for pre-K and child care, the ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: $175 Million Major Victory for Community Schools

    For Immediate Release: Contact: Wendy Liberatore Statewide Communications Coordinator Alliance for Quality Education wendy@aqeny.org (518) 432-5315 ext. 102; cell-(518) 491-0454 ALBANY (April 1, 2016) – The state budget included $175 million in funding for converting struggling schools into community schools. The community schools model has ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: NYS Budget Fails to Address Racial and Economic Injustices in Public Education

    For Immediate Release: Contact: Wendy Liberatore Statewide Communications Coordinator Alliance for Quality Education wendy@aqeny.org (518) 432-5315 ext. 102; cell- (518) 491-0454 ALBANY (MARCH 31, 2016) –The state budget agreement fails to address the fundamental educational inequities based on race and income that have plagued New York State for decades. The ...

    LEGAL MEMO: Governor Cuomo Wrong on Receivership

    Education Law Center 60 Park Place, Suite 300 Newark, New Jersey 07102 March 31, 2016 Hon. Andrew Cuomo, Governor New York State Capitol Albany, New York 12224 Dear Governor Cuomo: Last year, you insisted on enacting a receivership law that targeted schools as “failing” or “persistently failing” based upon Common Core test scores. You ...

    Open Letter to the Charter School Industry

    Kyle Rosenkrans, C.E.O. N.E.S.C.N., Inc. 90 State Street, Suite 1030 Albany, NY 12207 March 31, 2016 Dear C.E.O. Rosenkrans: You have a flair for words, hopefully your command of the facts will one day catch up. In your public letter railing against our public schools you string together a series of half-truths to make your case for ...

    PRESS RELEASE: Report Exposes Disparities Under Bloomberg Administration

    Contact: Alicia Arrington, New York City Communication Organizer Alliance for Quality Education 212-328-9268 or 757-814-9823 alicia@aqeny.org PRESS RELEASE Independent Budget Office Report Exposes Striking Disparities in Access to High Quality Education for Black and Latino Students Under Bloomberg Report Findings Reveal Depth of the Inequality that Existed ...

    PRESS RELEASE: More than 300 Parents, Students and Teachers in Rome and Herkimer Sign Letters Asking State for School Aid

    Contact: Chad Radock Statewide Campaigns Coordinator Alliance for Quality Education chad@aqeny.org 518-432-5315 or 978-376-8178 ROME and HERKIMER (March 24, 2016) – More than 300 parents, students and teachers in Rome and Herkimer wrote letters to state representatives Senators Joseph Griffo and James Seward and Assemblymembers Anthony Brindisi and Marc Butler to ask for an increase ...

    PRESS RELEASE: Parents, Community Members, Advocates Demand $200M in State Funding for Community Schools

    For Immediate Release: Contact: Eamonn Scanlon Metro Justice Lead Education Organizer Eamonn@MetroJustice.org 585-355-2765 ROCHESTER (March 24, 2016) – Parents, community members and advocates united at School 44 today to call upon the Governor and the New York State Legislature to support $200 million in funding ...

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