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

Candidates for Public Advocate Commit to Fighting for Fully Funded Schools, Educational Equity

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 22, 2019) — Four candidates for New York City public advocate today declared their commitment to fighting for educational equity and fully funding New York City’s public schools, should they be elected to the office. Just four of the 23 candidates on the ballot for public advocate — Ron Kim, Nomiki Konst, … Continue reading Candidates for Public Advocate Commit to Fighting for Fully Funded Schools, Educational Equity