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AQE Responds to Governor Cuomo’s Budget Address


ALBANY, N.Y. (January 21, 2020) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s budget address, education advocacy group the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement. “We all know that when it comes to budget proposals from Governor Cuomo, the devil is in the details,” said Jasmine Gripper, Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Education. “What we … Continue reading AQE Responds to Governor Cuomo’s Budget Address

Will Governor Cuomo Keep Students Waiting?


ALBANY, N.Y. (January 21, 2020) — As we await Governor Cuomo’s executive budget proposal today, the fate of New York’s students is forefront in our minds.  We reflect, the day after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on how much of his struggle remains with us today. While we have seen progress over the past … Continue reading Will Governor Cuomo Keep Students Waiting?

AQE Statement on State of the State Address: Our Schools Need Resources Not Rhetoric


ALBANY, N.Y. (January 8, 2020)  The Governor claims he wants to, “raise those at the bottom,” but high need students across New York State have been left without the resources and opportunities they need because of him. Governor Cuomo rightly pointed out the drastic inequity in New York’s public schools. New York currently ranks 49th in … Continue reading AQE Statement on State of the State Address: Our Schools Need Resources Not Rhetoric

New Data Shows High Need School Districts Owed Majority of State Education Funding


New Analysis Breaks Down Foundation Aid by Legislative & City Council Districts ALBANY, N.Y. (December 17, 2019) — A new analysis by the education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education breaks down the $3.8 billion in education funding that New York State owes public schools, showing how much of that funding would go to schools … Continue reading New Data Shows High Need School Districts Owed Majority of State Education Funding

AQE Applauds Board of Regents School Aid Proposal


Governor Cuomo, Legislature Must Step Up & Fully Fund Schools ALBANY, N.Y. (December 9, 2019) — In response to the New York State Board of Regents’ $2 billion education proposal that was released Monday, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “The New York State Board of Regents, under the … Continue reading AQE Applauds Board of Regents School Aid Proposal

Mid-Year Cuts in Rochester Schools Pose Devastating Threat to Students


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (December 5, 2019) — Education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement in response to a proposed plan to cut 287 positions in Rochester City School District, including 168 teacher and 38 paraprofessional positions, effective Jan 1.  “The proposed cuts to nearly 300 positions in the Rochester schools will … Continue reading Mid-Year Cuts in Rochester Schools Pose Devastating Threat to Students

Community Organizations Call on Councilman Ritchie Torres to Return Racist Dan Loeb’s Campaign Cash


New York, N.Y. (November 14, 2019) – Today leading community organizations sent a letter to New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres, who is running for Congress, calling on him to return $11,200 he received from hedge fund manager Dan Loeb. In 2017, after Loeb posted racist remarks aimed at Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Torres pledged to refuse contributions … Continue reading Community Organizations Call on Councilman Ritchie Torres to Return Racist Dan Loeb’s Campaign Cash

Rich-Poor Spending Gap Soars to More Than $10,000 Per Pupil


ALBANY, NY (October 28, 2019) — For the first time in history, the spending gap between rich and poor school districts in New York State now exceeds $10,000 per pupil. New data released by public school advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education shows that between 2007 and 2009, when the Foundation Aid formula was being implemented and funded, the opportunity gap was … Continue reading Rich-Poor Spending Gap Soars to More Than $10,000 Per Pupil

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


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

Report: New York State Uses Foundation Aid In Name Only, and Black & Latinx Student Pay the Price


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