Category Archives: Advocacy

New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), Long Island Opt Out, New York BATs, NYC Opt Out and Stronger Together Join Forces

Source: http://www.nysape.org/nysape-pr-optout2017.html FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 20, 2017 More information contact: Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.com NYS 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… Read More »

NYSED Declares Scores Not Comparable, Opt Out Grows Across State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 1, 2016 More information contact: Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.com Jeanette Deutermann (516) 902-9228; nys.allies@gmail.com NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) www.nysape.org Link to Press Release NYSED Declares Scores Not Comparable, Opt Out Grows Across State This past Friday afternoon, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) released the results of… Read More »

Commissioner Elia & NYSED Untimed Testing Policy Violates Law: Parents & Educators Demand Board of Regents Intervene

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 11, 2016   More information contact: Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.com NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) www.nysape.org Link to Press Release Commissioner Elia & NYSED Untimed Testing Policy Violates Law: Parents & Educators Demand Board of Regents Intervene Despite efforts by NYS Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia and others to… Read More »

KPCTA: Changes are a good step in the right direction, but not sufficient enough to remove the concerns surrounding the State tests.

The following was posted on the Kings Park Classroom Teachers Association’s Facebook Page.  Please consider sharing with your friends. Over the last couple of years, parents have become increasingly aware of the high stakes associated with State standardized tests administered in 3rd through 8th grade in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Many parents are looking… Read More »

NYSAPE: Obama & Cuomo’s Education Statements Offer NO Testing Relief or Reduction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 26, 2015 More information contact: Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.com NYS Allies for Public Education www.nysape.org Link to release: http://www.nysape.org/nysape-pr-response-to-obama.html Obama & Cuomo’s Education Statements Offer NO Testing Relief or Reduction This weekend President Obama’s administration acknowledged its role and responsibility in the massive expansion of testing in schools, and declared US Department… Read More »

The Message of 220,000 Opt-Outs Has Not Been Heard: Elia Calls Opt-Out Parents “Unreasonable” and Cuomo Continues Trampling on the NYS Constitution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2015 More information contact: Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.com NYS Allies for Public Education www.nysape.org The Message of 220,000 Opt-Outs Has Not Been Heard: Elia Calls Opt-Out Parents “Unreasonable” and Cuomo Continues Trampling on the NYS Constitution For over three years parents across New York have called on Albany to… Read More »