2017 | Letters

How NYSED Should Count Opt-Outs in the New State Accountability System under ESSA

To: Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and the NY Board of RegentsFrom: Class Size Matters & NY State Allies for Public EducationDate: February 15, 2017  As of now, NYSED, when calculating a school’s academic achievement in its ESSA accountability system, appears intent on assigning a “0” or “1” in proficiency to every student who opts out of the state…

2017 | Press Releases

Cuomo Slams New Yorkers with a Betsy-DeVos-Influenced Education Budget; Senate and Assembly Must Strike Back

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2017More information contact:Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.comNYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) www.nysape.org Cuomo Slams New Yorkers with a Betsy-DeVos-Influenced Education Budget; Senate and Assembly Must Strike Back Andrew Cuomo’s recently released proposed Education Budget eliminates vital education Foundation Aid just one year from now, increases the number of charter…

2017 | Action Alerts

Time to refuse all field tests

We are calling on parents to contact their district TODAY and request that their school districts RETURN the 2016 grade 3-8 stand-alone field tests to the NYS Education Department (NYSED) and at a minimum, parents should complete and submit this refusal letter on behalf of their children.  Here’s the list of schools being field tested this year: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/fieldtest/2016fteirev2.xls