2016 | Action Alerts

Send a Letter to Your Assembly members and Senators to Pass Smart Legislation to Repair Public Education

Please Click Here to Send a Letter to Your Assembly members and Senators to Pass Smart Legislation to Repair Public Education  In summary here is what the five legislative bills say: A09626 – Immediately decouple teacher evaluations from test results and direct the Board of Regents to establish a committee to research and develop an alternate, research-based method for…

2016 | Press Releases

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – What Does It Mean for NYS Public Education and Our Country?

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2016More Information Contact:Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.comNYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) nysape.org The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – What Does It Mean for NYS Public Education and Our Country? Considering last week’s historic election and ensuing reports of bullying, harassment, and intimidation, NYSAPE reaffirms its commitment to…

2016 | Press Releases

Despite NYSED’s Claim of Major Changes, Common Core Still Intact – Commissioner Elia Misleads the Public Again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 26, 2016More information contact:Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.comBianca Tanis (845) 389-0722; nys.allies@gmail.com  NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) www.nysape.org      Despite NYSED’s Claim of Major Changes, Common Core Still Intact – Commissioner Elia Misleads the Public Again   Last Wednesday’s release of draft revisions of the Common Core standards left more questions…

2016 | Letters

NYSAPE & Class Size Matters ESSA Reg Comments to NYSED

August 26, 2016 MaryEllen Elia, Commissioner of EducationNYS Education Department89 Washington AvenueAlbany, New York 12234  Dear Commissioner Elia, New York State Allies for Public Education is a coalition of more than fifty parent and educator organizations from throughout the state.  Class Size Matters is a parent advocacy group focused on reducing class size, increasing parental engagement and strengthening…

2016 | Letters

NYSAPE’s Public Comment to nysed on Emergency Action to Amend NEW Local Diploma Pathway for ​Students with Disabilities

Ms. Angelica Infante-Greene Deputy Commissioner for Instructional SupportNYS Department of Education89 Washington Avenue, 2M WestAlbany, NY 12234 August 22, 2016 Re:  Public Comment on Emergency Action to Amend Section 100.5 Regulations – New Local Diploma Pathway for Students with Disabilities Dear Ms. Infante-Greene, On behalf of NYS Allies for Public Education, I would like to commend the Board of Regents…

2016 | Press Releases

Did NYSED Manipulate Test Scores to Boost Proficiency? Parents Demand Explanation of Anomalies in State Test Data and the Immediate Release of Suppressed Test Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 5, 2016NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) www.nysape.orgMore information contact:Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190Kevin Glynn (631) 291-2905Bianca Tanis (845) 389-0722Email: nys.allies@gmail.com              Did NYSED Manipulate Test Scores to Boost Proficiency? Parents Demand Explanation of Anomalies in State Test Data and the Immediate Release of Suppressed Test Information New data reveals that the percentage of…

2016 | Letters

Mulgrew Response

Over the past few years, members of the opt out movement have become adept at distinguishing our allies from those who work against us, often behind the scenes. In light of your recent newsletter