Assemblymember Marianne Buttenschon Shortchanges Utica Schools

Utica, N.Y. (June 26, 2019) — Assemblymember Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica) announced Tuesday that Utica City School District will not receive any of the more than $400,000 in discretionary state education funding that is being directed to schools within the 119th Assembly District this week. Utica, one of the neediest school districts in New York State, is … Continue reading Assemblymember Marianne Buttenschon Shortchanges Utica Schools

New Data Underscores Call to Pass Legislation Now to End the School to Prison Pipeline

Urgent Need for Senator Montgomery’s Solutions Not Suspensions Bill to Address Systemic Racism in School Discipline ALBANY, N.Y. (June 17, 2019) — A new report finds that school disciplinary actions that disproportionately target Black and Latinx youth are feeding the school to prison pipeline. The report, published Monday by education advocacy organization the Alliance for … Continue reading New Data Underscores Call to Pass Legislation Now to End the School to Prison Pipeline

Advocates Demand that Legislature Takes Action on Marijuana, Housing, Criminal Justice & Education

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 29, 2019) — Advocates, tenants, parents, and elected officials joined together Wednesday to call on the State Legislature to work together to pass several important bills, rather than resorting to an end-of-session “Big Ugly” bill that would allow Governor Cuomo to leverage individual issues against each other. Advocates demanded action on bills … Continue reading Advocates Demand that Legislature Takes Action on Marijuana, Housing, Criminal Justice & Education

View from the Classroom: Report on Schools Tour Finds That Underfunding is Depriving Students of Educational Opportunities

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 20, 2019) — The Alliance for Quality Education joined Senator Robert Jackson and a number of other state legislators for a press conference Wednesday to present the findings of a statewide school Equity Tour. Over the past six weeks, Senator Jackson and over a dozen other legislators joined AQE to tour schools across … Continue reading View from the Classroom: Report on Schools Tour Finds That Underfunding is Depriving Students of Educational Opportunities

Assembly & Senate Agree Fully Funding Foundation Aid a Top Priority

New York Students Finally Have Path to Equity & Opportunity ALBANY, N.Y. (March 12, 2019) — The New York State Assembly and Senate both released one house budget proposals for 2019-20 that include a $1.6 billion increase in total school aid and $1.2 billion in Foundation Aid. In response, education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality … Continue reading Assembly & Senate Agree Fully Funding Foundation Aid a Top Priority