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    Assembly Pre-K Proposal Would Make Much-Needed Progress Toward Fulfilling State’s Promise for Truly Universal Pre-K while Consolidating Expiring Competitive Grant

    ALBANY, NY (March 20, 2017) — The Ready for Kindergarten Ready for College campaign applauds the New York State Assembly’s one house budget proposal for putting the state on a path toward finally fulfilling the promise of pre-kindergarten for all children in New York. The proposal expands access to pre-kindergarten, while ...

    Outraged Ossining & East Ramapo Parents & Advocates Come Together as Senator Carlucci Abandons Promised Funding for High Needs Students, Students of Color

      OSSINING, NY (March 21, 2017) — On Wednesday, Ossining and East Ramapo parents will join advocates for a press conference outside Senator David Carlucci’s office in Ossining. The press conference will call out the Senator’s vote last week blocking state funding owed to Ossining, East Ramapo and other ...

    Students find champion for equity in New York’s Public Schools in Speaker Carl Heastie and the New York State Assembly Majority

    ALBANY (March 15, 2017) – The New York State Assembly Majority released a budget proposal this week that addresses racial and economic inequality in our school funding system. Under the leadership of Speaker Carl Heastie, the Assembly Majority is fighting to ensure that all children in New York ...

    Senate Republican & IDC Budget Proposals Shaft High Need Schools, Perpetuate Racial and Economic Inequities in School Funding

    ALBANY (March 15, 2017) – The Senate Republican and Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) budget proposals include a dramatic overhaul of the Foundation Aid formula that is designed to shortchange high need public schools. These budget bills would perpetuate racial and economic inequity in school funding. The two budget ...

    ‘Some People’ Respond to Governor Cuomo’s Harsh Criticism of Parents Advocating for Educational Opportunity and Funding Equity

    ‘Some People’  Respond to Governor Cuomo’s Harsh Criticism of Parents Advocating for Educational Opportunity and Funding Equity Mothers and Grandmothers Note Limited Educational Opportunities for Their Children Compared with Those in Wealthier Districts ALBANY, NY (March 10, 2017) — Thirty-five mothers and grandmothers from across New York State who are advocates for educational ...

    92 Legislators Reject Governor Cuomo’s plan to Repeal Foundation Aid Formula, Demand Plan to Fully Fund $4.3 Billion Owed

    92 Legislators Join Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Education Chair Cathy Nolan, Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus Chair Nick Perry, Senator Kevin Parker in Rejecting Governor Cuomo’s plan to Repeal Foundation Aid Formula and Demanding Plan to Fully Fund $4.3 Billion in Foundation Aid Owed ALBANY (March ...

    New Report Examines Implications of Current New York State Budget on Educational Inequality on Long Island

    New Report Examines Implications of Current New York State Budget on Educational Inequality on Long Island   State Legislators Joined Parents, Advocates and School Officials for Report Release   ROOSEVELT, NY (February 23, 2017) — The Alliance for Quality Education and Long Island Progressive Council released a ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: Spitzer Op-Ed Contradicts Cuomo Statements on Purpose of Foundation Aid Formula

    Spitzer Op-Ed Contradicts Cuomo Statements on Purpose of Foundation Aid Formula   Albany, NY (February 16, 2017) — Today, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer urged New York State to fulfil its constitutional obligation to provide a “sound basic education” to all students and fully fund the Foundation Aid formula.

    PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed Repeal of Foundation Aid Exceeds Anything DeVos & Trump could Cut from NYS Schools

    Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed Repeal of Foundation Aid Exceeds Anything DeVos & Trump could Cut from NYS Schools   Albany, NY (February 13, 2017) — The Alliance for Quality Education publicly released a letter sent Monday to Senators Catharine Young and Carl Marcellino and Assembly Members Denny Farrell and Cathy Nolan, ...

    PRESS STATEMENT: With DeVos Confirmed, The Pressure is on Cuomo to Stand Up for Public Schools

    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 PRESS STATEMENT With DeVos Confirmed as Secretary of Education, the Pressure Is Now On Governor Cuomo to Stand up for Public Schools NEW YORK (February 7, 2017) ...

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