A new report, released September 5, sheds light on a pivotal moment in New York State’s education history. For the first time in its history, high-need majority Black and Latinx school districts across New York are receiving the long-overdue funding needed to provide students with a “sound basic education.” This achievement is a testament to … Continue reading New Report Highlights Historic Funding Achievement in New York State’s Education System
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
Over the past 10 years, Jamaica Miles has worked with AQE as a parent, advocate, community leader, and member of the AQE board — years of experience that speak to her fierce commitment to educational and racial justice for Schenectady’s students and for children around the state. Jamaica was deeply involved in the decades-long statewide … Continue reading Statement in Support of Jamaica Miles
After nearly 6 weeks since passing the budget, New York’s lawmakers are returning to work on Tuesday. The legislature is expected to take up bills focused on the coronavirus pandemic. But, State Legislators have no plans to pass revenue-raising bills like taxing the ultra rich — the single most important thing that New York could … Continue reading Legislators can raise revenue next week, but will they?
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?
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The Ready for Kindergarten, Ready for College Campaign applauds the Board of Regents Blue Ribbon Committee Recommendations, Calls on the Governor to Deliver on His Promise for Universal Pre-K The Ready for Kindergarten Campaign, a campaign that champions the right of all children to a high quality early learning opportunities starting at birth, applauds the … Continue reading Ready for Kindergarten Ready for College Statement on Regents’ Early Learning Recommendations