TAKE ACTION – Make YOUR Voice HEARD – Complete NYSED ESSA Survey, Attend a Regional Mtg & Support Quality Indicators

Dear Allies,In December of 2015, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which requires that states develop a new accountability system for their schools. This new law mandates that schools be rated mostly on academic factors, including test scores and graduation rates. It ALSO allows the inclusion of a non-academic factor…

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List of NYS School Districts with SCHOOL BOARD adopted Resolutions ​Against HIGH STAKES Standardized Testing

Albany Aalden   Averill Park Baldwinsville Bath Bedford Bellmore/merrick Bethlehem Blind Brook Briarcliff Manor Byram Hills Candor Central Islip Central Square Chappaqua Central Churchville-Chili (letter to NYSED) Commack Comsewogue Connetquot Cortland Enlarged City School District Croton-Harmon Deer Park District/CEC 3 – Manhattan Districts/CEC 14, 20 and 21- Brooklyn District/CEC 30- Queens East Greenbush East Islip Eastport South…


DEMAND the RELEASE of the NYS Standardized Tests to the PUBLIC!

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My name is (    ) and I am calling to demand the resignations of Education Commissioner John King & Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and to make the NYS Standardized Tests public.  Tens of thousands of concerned citizens disagree with the current NYS education reforms. They are not listening to parents or educators on the need to revamp the Common Core standards, lessen the focus on testing, and to stop thrusting one-size-fits-all statewide curriculum


Demand that Albany Stop Governor Cuomo and Chancellor Tisch’s Assault on Public Education

TAKE ACTION TODAY and DEMAND that the NYS Legislature and the Board of Regents stop the anti-public school agenda of the Governor and Chancellor.  NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), a coalition of 50 parent and educator groups statewide, has sent a letter to Governor Cuomo, responding to the questions posed in


Local PTA’s Supporting Informational Meetings On Opting-Out of State Tests

Our local PTA believes that informational presentations should be provided to parents, including presentations about the harmful effects of high-stakes testing and data sharing. Our local PTA believes that parents should be made aware of options including opting-out and refusing tests.  The NYS PTA has recently acknowleged that although the NYS PTA does not support the…


CALL ALBANY LEADERS AND YOUR LEGISLATORS to Vote NO to a Budget filled with Governor Cuomo’s Destructive Education Agenda Reforms

CALL ALBANY LEADERS AND YOUR LEGISLATORS to Vote NO to a Budget filled with Governor Cuomo’s Destructive Education Agenda Reforms. Tell Them, Local Control of OUR SCHOOLS is NOT FOR SALE!


“Protect Our Schools” event

As part of a campaign to promote unity amongst parents, teachers, students, administrators, and other members of our communities, New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) is coordinating demonstrations across the state.  We encourage supporters of public education to gather on Thursday March 26, 2015 to join hands in a “Protect Our Schools” event. 


Regents Vote Watch

On March 11 the NYS Assembly and Senate met in a combined session to select four individuals for the NYS Board of Regents.  The vote returned three incumbent Regents members (Cottrell, Crea, Norwood). Regent Jackson, the fourth incumbent, withdrew from consideration.