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…

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,