New York’s Plan for Reopening Schools & Remote Learning Has Failed Before It Begins

Schools lack the resources required to meet the needs of students for in person and remote learning  ALBANY, N.Y. (August 7, 2020) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s announcement allowing New York State school districts to reopen in the fall if the COVID-19 infection rate remains low, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality … Continue reading New York’s Plan for Reopening Schools & Remote Learning Has Failed Before It Begins

Long Island Communities Hit Hardest by COVID-19 Have Most Underfunded Schools

Impacted districts face $46 million in further state cuts Massapequa, N.Y. (July 28, 2020) — Long Island’s Black, Latinx and low-income children are at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of pre-existing health disparities, limited community resources and chronically underfunded schools. A new report, Sickness, Death & Cuts: The impact of COVID-19 … Continue reading Long Island Communities Hit Hardest by COVID-19 Have Most Underfunded Schools

AQE Releases Community-Centered Roadmap for a Just School Reopening

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 10, 2020) — Public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released a “roadmap” for reopening New York’s public schools in September, centering the recommendations and voices of parents, students, educators and others in cities and communities across the state. As New York’s school districts grapple with how to safely reopen school buildings … Continue reading AQE Releases Community-Centered Roadmap for a Just School Reopening

Mayor & City Council Balance Budget on Backs of Kids to Protect Cops

Parents of the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice and the Alliance for Quality Education, along with the millions of parents, students and educators across the city, are infuriated by and dismayed at this year’s education budget. Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Johnson, and the entire City Council have failed the children of NYC. “The 1.1 million … Continue reading Mayor & City Council Balance Budget on Backs of Kids to Protect Cops

Mayor and City Council Must Fund Schools, Not the Police

New York, N.Y. (June 29th, 2020) – Parents from the NYC Coalition of Educational Justice (CEJ) and the Alliance for Quality Education joined by Education Activist and former gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, public school teacher and soon to be State Senator Jabari Brisport and others to express their outrage over … Continue reading Mayor and City Council Must Fund Schools, Not the Police

Governor Cuomo Cuts Aid to Municipalities

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 24, 2020) — At a time when our cities are hurting from the loss of revenue, and the needs of New Yorkers are dramatically increasing, Governor Cuomo has abandoned his responsibility to take action. The Governor would have us all believe that he bears no responsibility for that financial and emotional pain that … Continue reading Governor Cuomo Cuts Aid to Municipalities

Police-Free Schools Are a Victory for Rochester’s Students & Families

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (June 16, 2020) — Today, Rochester will make history when the City Council votes to create police-free public schools, making it the third city in the nation to take this important step in the wake George Floyd’s murder and the subsequent uprisings. Cities around the nation are at last recognizing the danger and … Continue reading Police-Free Schools Are a Victory for Rochester’s Students & Families

New York Needs Police-Free Schools, Not Education Cuts

NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 9, 2020) — In response to the New York City Independent Budget Office brief showing a cut of $475 million from New York City public schools, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Common sense says that we should not cut from public schools. Common sense says … Continue reading New York Needs Police-Free Schools, Not Education Cuts

Police Have No Place in New York’s Public Schools

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 3, 2020) — Yesterday the Minneapolis Board of Education voted to sever its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), which until now had been the recipient of more than $1 million in education funds to put its officers in schools. In response, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released … Continue reading Police Have No Place in New York’s Public Schools

Gov. Cuomo Erases Black & Brown New Yorkers Fighting for Educational Equity

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 1, 2020) — The public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement in response to comments made by Governor Cuomo regarding education on Sunday: “Yesterday Governor Cuomo told a boldfaced lie to rewrite a version of history in which he is a lone voice in New York speaking up for … Continue reading Gov. Cuomo Erases Black & Brown New Yorkers Fighting for Educational Equity