Hochul Wants Credit for School Funding Victory While Trying to Undermine It

Gov. Overlooks Decades of Advocacy of Black & Brown Parents ALBANY, N.Y. (March 20, 2024) — Following comments made by Gov Hochul regarding the Foundation Aid formula as reported by Politico on Tuesday, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released this response: “It is disappointing, and, were it not so serious, even … Continue reading Hochul Wants Credit for School Funding Victory While Trying to Undermine It

Senate & Assembly Take Some Steps to Address the Child Care Crisis, But More Is Needed

March 12, 2024 (ALBANY, N.Y.) — Following the release of the State Senate and Assembly’s proposed budgets, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement in response to the child care proposals: “We commend the Senate and Assembly on the inclusion of additional funding for the child care retention grant … Continue reading Senate & Assembly Take Some Steps to Address the Child Care Crisis, But More Is Needed

Senate & Assembly Protect Foundation Aid from Gov. Hochul’s Proposed Cuts and Alterations

March 12, 2024 (ALBANY, N.Y.) — Following the release of the State Senate and Assembly’s proposed budgets, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement in response to the education proposals: “We applaud the State Senate and Assembly for recognizing the importance of fully funding public schools at this moment, … Continue reading Senate & Assembly Protect Foundation Aid from Gov. Hochul’s Proposed Cuts and Alterations

Response to Legislature’s Rejection of Proposed Congressional Maps

“We thank the New York State legislature for voting down the Independent Redistricting Commissions’ proposed Congressional maps yesterday. “When Black and brown communities are split and isolated across multiple Congressional districts it dilutes their collective power and denies them the right to vote in political representation that will carry the best agenda for their communities … Continue reading Response to Legislature’s Rejection of Proposed Congressional Maps

AQE Names Zakiyah Shaakir-Ansari & Marina Marcou-O’Malley Co-Executive Directors

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 17, 2024) — Public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education announced that Zakiyah Shaakir-Ansari and Marina Marcou-O’Malley will be the organization’s next Co-Executive Directors. Together, Shaakir-Ansari and Marcou-O’Malley have more than 30 years combined experience at AQE, and have been instrumental in the organization’s policy and advocacy work across the … Continue reading AQE Names Zakiyah Shaakir-Ansari & Marina Marcou-O’Malley Co-Executive Directors

Despite Hochul’s Claims Otherwise, Some School Districts Will Likely Get Less State Aid Under Her Budget Proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 16, 2024) — In response to Governor Hochul’s executive budget address, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following response:  “Despite the Governor’s insistence that her executive proposal today is not a cut, it will likely mean less funding for some schools — not because it doesn’t keep … Continue reading Despite Hochul’s Claims Otherwise, Some School Districts Will Likely Get Less State Aid Under Her Budget Proposal

AQE Responds to Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 9, 2024) — In response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State address, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “The priorities that Governor Hochul outlined for education and child care today do not go far enough to address our childrens’ most pressing needs, from … Continue reading AQE Responds to Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address

With Relentless Cuts To Schools & Essential Services, Adams Shows He Lacks the Leadership to Run NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. (November 16, 2023) — In response to Mayor Eric Adams’ budget announcement Thursday, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “The latest announcement of budget cuts reads like a masterclass in gaslighting, as Mayor Adams opens by claiming that his administration has ‘delivered’ for New Yorkers, … Continue reading With Relentless Cuts To Schools & Essential Services, Adams Shows He Lacks the Leadership to Run NYC

With Yet Another Round of School Cuts, Mayor Adams Deepens Harm to NYC Students

NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 26, 2023) — In response to Mayor Eric Adams moving forward with mid-year cuts to public schools, public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement:  “Principals across New York City are being abruptly notified that Mayor Adams is cutting funding from their schools, just weeks after … Continue reading With Yet Another Round of School Cuts, Mayor Adams Deepens Harm to NYC Students

Alliance for Quality Education Announces Departure of Executive Director Jasmine Gripper

Zakiyah Ansari & Marina Marcou-O’Malley Named Interim Co-Executive Directors ALBANY, N.Y. – Public education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education  today announced the impending departure of Executive Director Jasmine Gripper, effective mid-November. Gripper will be taking on the role of Co-Director at the New York State Working Families Party, partnering with Ana Maria Archila. … Continue reading Alliance for Quality Education Announces Departure of Executive Director Jasmine Gripper