2014 | Press Releases

NYS Allies for Public Education Endorses Full Slate of Candidates for the Board of Regents

New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), a coalition of 45 organizations from around the state, is endorsing a full slate of four candidates for the New York State Board of Regents: Audrey Marie Baker, Dr. Carol Mikoda, Michael Reilly, and Helen “Regina” Rose. The Board of Regents sets education policy for the state and appoints the State Education Commissioner. 

2014 | Press Releases

NYS Allies for Public Education Endorses New Candidates for the Board of Regents

New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), a coalition of 45 organizations from around the state, is endorsing three candidates for the New York State Board of Regents: Helen “Regina” Rose, Audrey Marie Baker, and Michael Reilly. The Board of Regents set education policy for the state and appoint the State Education Commissioner.  Four Regents will be selected by the State Legislature in March.

2014 | Press Releases

New York State Allies Reacts to NYSUT’s Vote of No Confidence in Education Commissioner John King

New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) supports New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) board resolution declaring “no confidence” in the policies of State Education Commissioner John King.  For many months, parents, educators, and communities across New York State have raised voices of concern and outrage regarding Commissioner King’s lack of responsiveness and transparency.  Republican and Democratic legislators alike recently escalated serious concerns regarding

2014 | Press Releases

Governor Cuomo Continues to Avoid Addressing New Yorkers on Public Education

Parents, educators and community members are deeply disappointed by Governor Cuomo’s failure to address widespread concerns regarding the disastrous implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards, excessive high stakes testing and the collection and sharing of private student data. In recent weeks, Governor Cuomo has remained silent on these harmful reforms and today’s State of the State address confirms that the Governor has failed to fulfill his promise to “put students first.” NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) is dismayed that while he once called himself the “lobbyist for students,” Governor

2014 | Press Releases

Public Education Now: Reform and Resistance in New York State

NYS Allies for Public Education, in conjunction with parent and educator groups across the state, will hold a series of community forums to examine and discuss state education policies relating to high-stakes testing, Common Core Learning Standards, teacher evaluation by student test scores, and the sharing of student data. Parents and community members will gain a better understanding of how these issues are currently impacting their child, and they will walk away with tangible ways

2013 | Press Releases

Senator Flanagan’s Proposed Legislation Insult to the People of New York

During the past few months, Senator John Flanagan of Long Island held a series of hearings across the state entitled, “The Regents Reform Agenda: Assessing our Progress”.   Senator Flanagan, his colleagues and members of the State Education Department listened to a steady stream of concerned citizens express their grave concerns regarding the implementation of

2013 | Press Releases

New Yorkers Call on Governor Cuomo to Step Up to the Plate and Protect our Children from Further Damage

Parents, educators and community members across the state of New York have voiced deep concerns with the Common Core Learning Standards, excessive high-stakes standardized testing and the sharing of personally identifiable student information without parental consent.  Many forums, meetings and hearings have been held throughout the state over the last two months, at which vehement opposition to the current policies of the State Education Department has been expressed by