2019 | Action Alerts

Urge the NY State Attorney General Letitia James to investigate the College Board’s illegal and unethical selling of personal student data.

Dear NYSAPE Friends,Thanks to the advocacy of you and hundreds of other parents, we convinced the NY State Education Department not to revise the student privacy regulations so that the College Board and ACT could not continue selling student data. NYSED has now posted the regulations for a third round of comments, due Dec. 9….

2019 | Press Releases

NY’s Children Have Lost a Great Advocate & Friend: Remembering Regent Judith Johnson

Dear NYSAPE friends,A deep void is already being felt with the sudden passing of the honorable Regent Judith Johnson on Tuesday. Regent Johnson was in the last year of her first 5-year term on the Board of Regents representing Judicial District 9 (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties) when she passed. We were all…

2019 | Action Alerts

Protect Student Privacy! Strengthen Proposed Regulations for Education Law §2-d

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 the privacy and the security of student data that schools, districts…

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…