Letter to the Board of Regents Re. Labeling Schools
2019 | Letters

Letter to the Board of Regents Re. Labeling Schools

January 14, 2019 Dear Honorable Board of Regents, We are writing to ask for clarity on the impact of opt outs on a school’s designation as a “Targeted Support and Improvement” (TSI) school and a “Comprehensive Support and Improvement” (CSI) school.  Our inquiry is premised on reports of schools and districts being notified that they may be…

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.
2018 | Action Alerts

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 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.

2018 | Press Releases

Commissioner Elia and the Board of Regents Continue to Fail New York’s Children; Parents Demand the Immediate Removal of Commissioner Elia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2018More information contact:Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.comJeanette Deutermann (516) 902-9228; nys.allies@gmail.comNY State Allies for Public Education – NYSAPE Commissioner Elia and the Board of Regents Continue to Fail New York’s Children; Parents Demand the Immediate Removal of Commissioner Elia Parents across the state demand that the Board of Regents act immediately to remove Commissioner MaryEllen Elia….

2016 | Action Alerts

Contact ED commissioner elia, the board of regents, & your state legislators to stop gates funded data collection of our kid’s data

Take action here and contact ED commissioner elia, the board of regents, & your state legislators to stop gates funded data collection of our kid’s data Letter to Ed Commissioner elia, board of regents, & NYS Legislature

2016 | Press Releases

Two Vacant Seats on the NYS Board of Regents – Candidates Needed

Chancellor Tisch & Vice Chancellor Bottar are both stepping down from the Board of Regents, after serving on the Board for twenty years. It was during Tisch’s term as Chancellor and Bottar’s term as Vice Chancellor that the students of New York State suffered the damaging effects of the failed Regents’ Reform Agenda, which

2016 | Press Releases

Strong, Collaborative Leadership A Must for the Board of Regents to Steer NY Education on the Right Path

NYS Allies for Public Education and organizations across the state stand firmly behind Dr. Betty Rosa for Chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents and Regent Beverly Ouderkirk for Vice Chancellor. (See list of organizations below)

2016 | Press Releases

Process to Apply for Board of Regents Position

Process to Apply for Board of Regents Position 1.  In order to apply for a position, submit a resume and cover letter to the Assembly Education and Higher Education Committees by mid-January 2016.  Email to Steven McCutcheon, Assembly Program and Counsel Staff at mccutcheons@assembly.state.ny.us.  Or you can apply by clicking on this online application. 2….

2015 | Press Releases

NY Parents Have Spoken, Now It’s Time to Fix Cuomo’s Education Budget Debacle & Establish New Leadership for the Board of Regents

For the past two years, New York State Allies for Public Education has warned elected and appointed officials about serious concerns related to excessive high-stakes state testing based on flawed and experimental learning standards, as well as the collection and sharing of private student data.