2019 | Action Alerts

 TAKE ACTION TO STRENGTHEN ​NYS STUDENT DATA PRIVACY REGULATIONS

URGENT TAKE ACTION TO STRENGTHEN​NYS STUDENT DATA PRIVACY REGULATIONS BY MARCH 31, 2019 Urgent! Take action to strengthen data privacy regulations in NYS. SED is still collecting very sensitive, personally identifiable data on our children. As a result of the controversy over inBloom and related issues, the NY State legislature passed Education Law §2-d in 2014, with the goal of protecting…

2019 | Action Alerts

Send Letter to NYSED & Board of Regents to Stop the Misinformation and Intimidation on Test Refusals

  Please TAKE ACTION NOW CLICK HERE and share your stories with NYSED and the Board of Regents. ASK them to CORRECT the MISINFORMATION and INTIMIDATION being spread on opting out of the 3-8 grade state tests.  Despite the fact that Commissioner Elia has acknowledged that parents have the right to opt out of the state tests,…

2019 | Press Releases

Vote No to APPR Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2019More information contact:Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.comJeanette Deutermann (516) 902-9228; nys.allies@gmail.comNYS Allies for Public Education – NYSAPE NYSAPE Urges Legislators to Vote NO to APPR Bill that Will Permanently Link High-Stakes Testing to Teacher and Principal Evaluations This week, the NYS Assembly and Senate are expected to pass a teacher/principal evaluation bill that…

2019 | Letters

Letter to the Board of Regents Re. Labeling Schools

January 14, 2019 Dear Honorable Board of Regents, We are writing to ask for clarity on the impact of opt outs on a school’s designation as a “Targeted Support and Improvement” (TSI) school and a “Comprehensive Support and Improvement” (CSI) school.  Our inquiry is premised on reports of schools and districts being notified that they may be…

2018 | Action Alerts

Take Action HERE Today & Call upon the Board of Regents to Remove Commissioner MaryEllen Elia Now!

Commissioner MaryEllen Elia is bad for NY’s schools. She serves at the pleasure of the Board of Regents; let them know why they should remove Commissioner Elia!

She has ignored parents: Even though more than 1 in 5 NYS parents have refused the state’s tests, the tests and the standards on which they are based remain largely unchanged.

2018 | Action Alerts

COMMENT ON FINAL DRAFT NY ESSA REGULATIONS

Please Act! (deadline by Nov. 2) ​The Board of Regents are scheduled to vote on a set of proposals that will punish schools–and disproportionately high poverty schools–if parents choose to exercise their legal right to opt out of state exams. The public comment period for those proposals ends soon (November 2). We know that the…

2018 | Action Alerts

New Yorkers Demand Regents & NYSED RETURN the Misguided Gates Foundation Grant

As Parents & Educators, we MUST Demand that the Board of Regents and NYS Education Department give back the misguided “grant” from the Gates Foundation and instead listen to the voices of parents and other stakeholders. Last month, NY Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia asked the Board of Regents to approve a new $225,000 grant from the Gates…

2018 | Action Alerts

As Parents & Educators, we MUST Demand that the Board of Regents and NYS Education Department give back the misguided “grant” from the Gates Foundation and instead listen to the voices of parents and other stakeholders.

Last month, NY Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia asked the Board of Regents to approve a new $225,000 grant from the Gates Foundation for enhanced communication efforts around the standards, testing and data collection —  to convince parents that State Ed is on the right track in all these areas. The Board voted 14 – 2 to approve this grant, with only Regents Cashin and Ouderkirk voting no and Regent Johnson was absent.

2018 | Press Releases

Parents Demand the NY Legislature Repeal the Education Transformation Act & APPR; Stop Playing Political Games with Our Children’s Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2018More information contact:Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.comJeanette Deutermann (516) 902-9228; nys.allies@gmail.comNY State Allies for Public Education – NYSAPE Parents Demand the NY Legislature Repeal the Education Transformation Act & APPR; Stop Playing Political Games with Our Children’s Education NY State Allies for Public Education, a coalition of over 50 parent and educator groups active across…

2019 | Action Alerts

Write your Legislators to sign onto the OPT-OUT bill

TAKE ACTION NOW by supporting Senator Jackson and Assemblyman Epstein by getting your own NYS Senator and Assembly Member to show their support by signing onto the proposed legislation as a co-sponsor. This is the opportunity we’ve been waiting for years and there is no time to lose. Senate bill S5394 and Assembly bill A7744. Families HAVE THE RIGHT TO…