STATEMENT: AQE & CEJ Respond to Resignation of Chancellor Carranza

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 26, 2021) — In response to the resignation of Richard A. Carranza and the appointment of Meisha Porter as Chancellor of New York City Public Schools, public education advocacy organizations Alliance for Quality Education and NYC Coalition for Educational Justice released the following statement: “Many thanks to Chancellor Carranza for his … Continue reading STATEMENT: AQE & CEJ Respond to Resignation of Chancellor Carranza

Schools Should Not Be Required to Administer High Stakes Tests During Pandemic

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 23, 2021) — In response to the Biden administration’s announcement that states must administer federally required standardized tests this year, the Alliance for Quality Education issued the following statement. “New York’s school districts do not have the capacity to administer federally mandated tests. Requiring states to administer these tests this year is a … Continue reading Schools Should Not Be Required to Administer High Stakes Tests During Pandemic

AQE Calls for Governor Cuomo’s Resignation

ALBANY, N.Y (February 12, 2021) — In response to the NY Post’s report Thursday revealing Governor Cuomo’s top aide Melissa DeRosa admitted that the administration purposefully deceived the public and the federal government by withholding the state’s nursing home death toll from COVID-19, the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Cuomo and his administration underreported … Continue reading AQE Calls for Governor Cuomo’s Resignation

AQE Congratulates Dr. Rosa on Appointment as Permanent Commissioner

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 9, 2021) — In response to Dr. Betty Rosa’s appointment as the permanent commission of Education, public education advocacy group the Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Congratulations to Dr. Rosa on her unanimous appointment as the permanent commissioner of Education. This is a historic moment for New York State. … Continue reading AQE Congratulates Dr. Rosa on Appointment as Permanent Commissioner

Cuomo Must Not Shirk Responsibility to NY Public School Students

Feds offer relief to schools, but Cuomo’s state aid reductions would stop increases from reaching classrooms ALBANY, N.Y. (January 21, 2021) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s executive budget address, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Governor Cuomo is calling for accountability from Washington while ignoring his own … Continue reading Cuomo Must Not Shirk Responsibility to NY Public School Students

Cuomo’s State of the State Is An Insult to Students & Their Families

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 14, 2021) — In response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State addresses this week, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo wrapped up his week-long State of the State addresses outlining his priorities for the coming year, yet Governor Cuomo didn’t think … Continue reading Cuomo’s State of the State Is An Insult to Students & Their Families

​AQE Congratulates Chancellor Young​

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 12, 2021) — In response to the Board of Regent’s unanimous election of Lester Young as Chancellor, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “Chancellor Young has been a long time warrior of education justice and equity in education. His work while a member of the board … Continue reading ​AQE Congratulates Chancellor Young​

State of Education: What to Watch For in Gov. Cuomo’s Address

New York parents are struggling dealing with the challenges created by school closures, remote learning and limited access to adequate tools and supports. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of students are enrolled in remote learning, but do not have a laptop. Access to high speed internet continues to be a problem for students … Continue reading State of Education: What to Watch For in Gov. Cuomo’s Address

Senator Chuck Schumer Delivers Big for NY Students & Schools

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 passed by Congress recently  includes significant aid for public education, with about $4 billion for New York’s K-12 public schools and $450 million for child care. In response, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “As the pandemic rages on, our public schools … Continue reading Senator Chuck Schumer Delivers Big for NY Students & Schools

Democratic Supermajority Puts New York Closer to Fully Funded Public Schools​

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 23, 2020) — In response to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ announcement today that the Democratic Conference has won a supermajority in the State Senate, the public education advocacy organization Alliance for Quality Education released the following statement: “As the final ballots are counted, today we celebrate a historic Democratic supermajority in … Continue reading Democratic Supermajority Puts New York Closer to Fully Funded Public Schools​