AQE Responds to Arrest of Schenectady Student

Following the arrest of a Schenectady High School student on school grounds on Wednesday, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education reiterates our position that policing children is not a solution that addresses root causes of disciplinary issues. Read the following statement in response:  “Incidents like the one in Schenectady this week underscore … Continue reading AQE Responds to Arrest of Schenectady Student

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

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