2017 | Press Releases

Contact the Albany leadership to pass and enact legislation which will begin to repair public education and our trust in our elected officials.

We are calling on New Yorkers to Take Action Today and contact the Albany leadership to pass and enact legislation which will begin to repair public education and our trust in our elected officials. Summary of legislation:A10056 – Brindisi & S7462 – Griffo: restores local control and repeals receivership law.  A10057A – Brindisi & S7463 – Griffo:  removes the…

2017 | Press Releases

New York Parents Tired of Compromises: Vow to Continue Test Boycott; Encourage School Districts to Focus on Proven Best Practices, Rise Above Ed Bureaucracy

By adopting putatively “new” standards and approving an ESSA plan that does little to move away from the test-based accountability that spurred hundreds of thousands of New York’s families to create and sustain the state’s historic opt out movement, the New York State Education Department and Board of Regents have effectively signaled that parents, educators, and school board members who value child-centered education must forge their own path toward that vision.

2017 | Press Releases

NYSAPE’S RESPONSE TO COMMISSIONER ELIA’S MISLEADING TOOLKIT & OMITTED TEST REFUSAL FAQS

Commissioner Elia recently distributed a “toolkit” on the 2017 New York State tests in grades 3-8 to NYS school superintendents and administrators. Commissioner Elia has suggested that school administrators utilize the content of this toolkit to communicate with parents and garner their support for the NYS testing program. We are concerned that while the document…

2017 | Press Releases

New York’s Largest Grassroots Education Advocacy Organizations Join Forces to Urge Parents to Opt Out of NYS Common Core State Tests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 20, 2017More information contact:Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.comNYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) www.nysape.org  New York’s Largest Grassroots Education Advocacy Organizations Join Forces to Urge Parents to Opt Out of NYS Common Core State Tests  Across the state, grassroots education advocacy organizations including New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), Long Island Opt Out, New York…

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…

2016 | Press Releases

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – What Does It Mean for NYS Public Education and Our Country?

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2016More Information Contact:Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.comNYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) nysape.org The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – What Does It Mean for NYS Public Education and Our Country? Considering last week’s historic election and ensuing reports of bullying, harassment, and intimidation, NYSAPE reaffirms its commitment to…