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

Education Budget Fails Children

Statement on the 2019-20 Enacted Budget by Jasmine Gripper, Legislative Director, Alliance for Quality Education ALBANY, N.Y. (March 31, 2019)—The 2019-20 enacted budget includes $1 billion total increase in school aid, with $618 million increase in Foundation Aid, which is basic operating aid. This is far below the New York State Board of Regents recommendation … Continue reading Education Budget Fails Children

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

AQE Education Budget Testimony: Gov. Cuomo’s School Funding Proposal Is Grossly Inadequate

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 6, 2019) — In response to the New York State joint legislative budget hearing on education Wednesday, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “While much remains to be decided and debated before the budget is finalized, today’s education committee hearings showed that there is clear agreement … Continue reading AQE Education Budget Testimony: Gov. Cuomo’s School Funding Proposal Is Grossly Inadequate

Schenectady Schools Help Kick Off Statewide Fact-Finding Tour

Sen. Robert Jackson, Plaintiff in CFE School Equity Lawsuit, Documenting Impact of Inequities in Funding on Students SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (February 4, 2019) — Schenectady City School District took part in a statewide Fact Finding Tour on Monday, as part of a collaboration with New York State Senator Robert Jackson, lead plaintiff in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity … Continue reading Schenectady Schools Help Kick Off Statewide Fact-Finding Tour

Briefing Guide: Breakdown of Access to Full Day Pre-K and Child Care by Legislative District

57 Years Until Pre-K Is Universal In New York, At Current Rate Of Investment; ALBANY, N.Y. (January 29, 2019) — A new briefing guide breaks down for the first time the extent of unmet need for pre-K and child care by legislative district, including the percent of children under 4 who are being served by the … Continue reading Briefing Guide: Breakdown of Access to Full Day Pre-K and Child Care by Legislative District

Cynthia Nixon, State Legislators & the Alliance for Quality Education Lay Out Vision for Educational Equity

Gov. Cuomo’s “Plan” is a Distraction From the State’s Responsibility ALBANY, N.Y. (January 22, 2019) — Actor, former gubernatorial candidate and Alliance for Quality Education spokesperson Cynthia Nixon joined state legislators and parents to lay out expectations for education in the 2019-20 State budget. They emphasized the need to fully fund public schools through the … Continue reading Cynthia Nixon, State Legislators & the Alliance for Quality Education Lay Out Vision for Educational Equity

The Real Numbers: Gov. Cuomo’s Educational Equity Hoax

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 18, 2019) — A new report from public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education examines student poverty levels in schools that Governor Cuomo says local districts are overfunding. The report is titled The Real Numbers: Gov. Cuomo’s Educational Equity Hoax. It shows that the state’s high need school districts have … Continue reading The Real Numbers: Gov. Cuomo’s Educational Equity Hoax