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…

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 | 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.