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

State of New York’s Education: What to Watch for in Governor Hochul’s 2022 Address

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 4, 2022) — New York’s students and their families are struggling with the challenges created by three consecutive school years disrupted by COVID, marked by irregular school closures, inconsistent remote learning and technology, and insufficient access to mental health supports. Meanwhile, the state’s childcare sector is also in crisis, with providers overburdened … Continue reading State of New York’s Education: What to Watch for in Governor Hochul’s 2022 Address

Keep Students Safe by Expanding Testing Availability & Offering a Remote Option

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 3, 2022) — As COVID-19 infection rates again rise across New York State, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “As the virus once again surges across New York State, we need to ensure that New York’s schools can remain open by taking steps now to … Continue reading Keep Students Safe by Expanding Testing Availability & Offering a Remote Option

Universal Child Care Act Introduced + Child Care Report Released

Brooklyn, NY –  On Wednesday, December 15th, Senator Jabari Brisport, Chair of the Committee on Children and Families, announced that he has introduced the Universal Child Care Act to the New York State Senate. Along with the bill, the Senator released a detailed report on the child care crisis based on his ten-week, state-wide listening … Continue reading Universal Child Care Act Introduced + Child Care Report Released

AQE Applauds Board of Regents School Aid Proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 13, 2021) — In response to the New York State Board of Regents’ education proposal that was released Monday, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “The State Board of Regents, under the leadership of Chancellor Young and Commissioner Rosa, continue to urge the state to … Continue reading AQE Applauds Board of Regents School Aid Proposal

Settlement in NYSER case marks new chapter in the fight for education justice 

Governor Hochul signals commitment to fully phase in Foundation Aid  ALBANY, N.Y. (October 14, 2021) — In response to the announcement today that New York State has settled and discontinued the New Yorkers for Students’ Educational Rights v. New York State case, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “AQE … Continue reading Settlement in NYSER case marks new chapter in the fight for education justice 

School Districts Should Offer Remote Learning Option for Families

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 7, 2021) — With public schools across New York preparing for the new school year amidst rising COVID-19 cases, public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “We know that students learn best in the classroom. We are about to begin the third school year impacted by COVID-19, … Continue reading School Districts Should Offer Remote Learning Option for Families

AQE Responds to Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 10, 2021) — In response to the announcement that Andrew Cuomo will resign as governor of New York, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Andrew Cuomo was unfit to lead New York. AQE was one of the first organizations to call for his resignation as … Continue reading AQE Responds to Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation

It’s Time for Andrew Cuomo to Resign

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 3, 2021) — In response to Attorney General Letitia James’ report and the findings of her investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pattern of sexual harassment, public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “We stand with every woman who has courageously spoken out to tell her … Continue reading It’s Time for Andrew Cuomo to Resign