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Dr. Betty Rosa for U.S. Secretary of Education

November 27, 2020 RE: Dr. Betty Rosa for U.S. Secretary of Education Dear President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, We are New York State Allies For Public Education (NYSAPE), a NY education advocacy organization of over 60 grassroots organizations across NYS and the country. We write to give our strongest endorsement for the U.S. Secretary…

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Governor Cuomo: Do not allow the Gates Foundation to influence education policy in our state

Dear Parents, Educators & Community members, I hope this email finds you and your family doing well during these uncertain times. During Governor Cuomo’s press conference today, he announced working with Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation to guide NYS on ‘reimagining’ our schools. NYSAPE along with Class Size Matters and Parent Coalition for Student Privacy has sent this letter below…

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 | 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,…

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…