Last month, NY Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia asked the Board of Regents to approve a new $225,000 grant from the Gates Foundation for enhanced communication efforts around the standards, testing and data collection — to convince parents that State Ed is on the right track in all these areas. The Board voted 14 – 2 to approve this grant, with only Regents Cashin and Ouderkirk voting no and Regent Johnson was absent.
We MUST contact our legislators and urge them to attend the joint Legislative session on Tuesday, March 11 where four Regent board members will be selected. Please ASK YOUR LEGISLATORS TO VOTE NO to any incumbent who is re-nominated (Cea, Cottrell, Jackson, and Norwood). We must not allow the incumbents to be appointed for another term.
This past Friday afternoon, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) released the results of the 2016 NYS Common Core 3-8 ELA and math results.
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.
Link to Press Release At-Large Candidates:David Bloomfield – educator (Brooklyn) Resume & Survey Martin Brooks – educator (Long Island) Resume & Survey Manuel (Manny) Felouzis – educator (Long Island) Resume & Survey Tania Mouscardy-Johnson – educator (Long Island) Resume & SurveyMarla Kilfoyle – educator (Long Island) Resume & Survey Lisa Eggert Litvin – parent advocate…
uggested Call Script:
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