2018

PUBLIC COMMENT OPPOSING NYSED’S PROPOSED ESSA REGULATIONS

August 17, 2018 Dear Board of Regents, Chancellor Rosa, Commissioner Elia and Dr. Lisa Long, We find it reprehensible that under the guise of ESSA, NYSED is seeking to punish schools when parents exercise their legal right to opt their child out of the grades 3-8 state tests and is overreaching by requiring the collection…

2018 | Press Releases

Commissioner Elia and the Board of Regents Continue to Fail New York’s Children; Parents Demand the Immediate Removal of Commissioner Elia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 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 Commissioner Elia and the Board of Regents Continue to Fail New York’s Children; Parents Demand the Immediate Removal of Commissioner Elia Parents across the state demand that the Board of Regents act immediately to remove Commissioner MaryEllen Elia….

2018

NYSAPE Calls on Education and Policy Leaders to Break Their Silence; Stand Up for Educational and Racial Justice in Our Public Schools

NYSAPE calls on the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), NYC Department of Education, NYSED, the professional associations representing school administrators, members of the NYS Legislature, and Governor Cuomo to stand with teachers, students, and parents in denouncing all acts of racism,

2017 | Action Alerts

Public Comment – Local Expansion of Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities

NYS Allies for Public Education strongly supports the December 2017 Emergency Regulation adopted by the Board of Regents in December which allows a “Superintendent Determination” for graduation with a local diploma for students with disabilities.While the emergency regulation has some language for the new “Superintendent Determination” to be retroactive, we strongly recommend this diploma option…

2017 | Press Releases

Contact the Albany leadership to pass and enact legislation which will begin to repair public education and our trust in our elected officials.

We are calling on New Yorkers to Take Action Today and contact the Albany leadership to pass and enact legislation which will begin to repair public education and our trust in our elected officials. Summary of legislation:A10056 – Brindisi & S7462 – Griffo: restores local control and repeals receivership law.  A10057A – Brindisi & S7463 – Griffo:  removes the…

2017 | Press Releases

New York Parents Tired of Compromises: Vow to Continue Test Boycott; Encourage School Districts to Focus on Proven Best Practices, Rise Above Ed Bureaucracy

By adopting putatively “new” standards and approving an ESSA plan that does little to move away from the test-based accountability that spurred hundreds of thousands of New York’s families to create and sustain the state’s historic opt out movement, the New York State Education Department and Board of Regents have effectively signaled that parents, educators, and school board members who value child-centered education must forge their own path toward that vision.