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YONKERS, N.Y. (October 16, 2019) — Yonkers parents, school officials, community organizations and State Senator Robert Jackson gathered for a press conference Wednesday morning calling for New York State and the New York State Senate to step up to its obligation to fully fund public schools. Participants gathered outside Yonkers Public Library before the State … Continue reading State Senator Robert Jackson Joins Yonkers Parents, AQE to call for full funding of the State’s Foundation Aid formula as Senate Convenes School Aid Roundtables
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 16, 2019) — A report released Wednesday morning delineates the consequences of New York State’s failure to use its own school funding formula, the Foundation Aid formula, since 2009. The report by the Alliance for Quality Education seeks to bring clarity to the conversation around school funding, as the New York State … Continue reading Report: New York State Uses Foundation Aid In Name Only, and Black & Latinx Student Pay the Price
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Jasmine Gripper to lead Statewide Education Advocacy Organization Beginning in 2020 ALBANY, N.Y. — Statewide education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education announced today that Jasmine Gripper will be taking on the role of executive director in January 2020. Gripper will be taking over from Billy Easton, who is stepping down after leading the … Continue reading Alliance for Quality Education Announces New Executive Director
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
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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
AQE Executive Director Billy Easton testifies at the New York Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights. Click here to view the video of the testimony.
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