NYC Council Should Act Swiftly to Restore the Cuts

NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 4, 2022) — In response to the pending legal decision that will likely require the New York City Council to re-vote on the education budget, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “As parents and young people continue to organize tirelessly to fully fund our … Continue reading NYC Council Should Act Swiftly to Restore the Cuts

Advocates Urge Mayor Adams to Restore Cuts to Public Schools

NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 13, 2022) — Public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement calling on Mayor Eric Adams to restore the budget cuts to New York City’s public schools: “The power is in Mayor Adams’ hands to restore the unnecessary cuts that New York City’s budget made to public … Continue reading Advocates Urge Mayor Adams to Restore Cuts to Public Schools

Bill Caps Class Size in NYC Schools: Long Overdue and Urgently Needed

NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 3, 2022) — Advocates for New York City public school students hail the passage of S09460/_ A10498 by the New York State Legislature today. The law mandates caps on class size to be phased in over five years in all New York City public schools. The caps are 20 students per … Continue reading Bill Caps Class Size in NYC Schools: Long Overdue and Urgently Needed

AQE responds to racist attack on Buffalo’s Black community

Roberta A. Drury, Margus D. Morrison, Andre Mackneil, Aaron Salter, Geraldine Talley, Celestine Chaney, Heyward Patterson, Katherine Massey, Pearl Young, Ruth Whitfield. Those are the names of the people who died in Buffalo Saturday. They were mothers, fathers, grandparents, sisters and brothers. They were people with childhood memories, plans for their weekends and hopes for … Continue reading AQE responds to racist attack on Buffalo’s Black community

NYS Budget Bills Missing Promised Multi-Year Child Care Investment

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 11, 2022) — In response to the passage of the New York State 2022-23 budget over the weekend, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Of all the budget bills passed over the weekend, none included any reference to Governor Hochul’s promise of a $7 billion … Continue reading NYS Budget Bills Missing Promised Multi-Year Child Care Investment

New York’s Child Care Crisis Remains as State Aid Trickles Down to Families & Providers

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 7, 2022) — In response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement of the details in the enacted 2022-23 budget, the public education advocacy group Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Hochul’s lofty-sounding announcement on child care is watered down by the long implementation timeline,” said Jasmine Gripper, Executive Director, Alliance … Continue reading New York’s Child Care Crisis Remains as State Aid Trickles Down to Families & Providers

$3 Billion Commitment to New York’s Children & Families Significant Step Toward Universal Child Care 

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 14, 2022) — The public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following reaction to the New York State State Senate and Assembly 2022-23 budget proposals: “We applaud the New York State Senate and Assembly for proposing bold investments in child care and maintaining their commitment to fully fund the … Continue reading $3 Billion Commitment to New York’s Children & Families Significant Step Toward Universal Child Care 

Mayor Adams Proposes School Cuts at a Time That Students Need Investment the Most

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 17, 2022) — In response to Mayor Eric Adams’ preliminary budget proposal released Wednesday, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Mayor Adams went out of his way to target the New York City education system with budget cuts that are both unjustified and unacceptable, … Continue reading Mayor Adams Proposes School Cuts at a Time That Students Need Investment the Most

AQE Responds to Governor Hochul’s Budget Address

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 18, 2022) — In response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposed budget announced on Tuesday, the public education advocacy group Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “For the first time, fully funding public schools through the Foundation Aid formula is a part of the executive budget proposal. The $1.6 billion increase … Continue reading AQE Responds to Governor Hochul’s Budget Address

Investments in Education Overshadowed by Lackluster Child Care Proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 5, 2022) — In response to Governor Hochul’s State of the State address today, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Hochul’s acknowledgement of many challenges students and schools are facing, with proposed solutions for tackling them, is a heartening change of tone from the … Continue reading Investments in Education Overshadowed by Lackluster Child Care Proposal