Category Archives: Common Core

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 »

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 »

Marla Kilfoyle and Bianca Tanis: Chancellor Tisch Must Take Responsibility for Causing Harm to Students with Disabilities and Pushing Admittedly “Incomprehensible” Tests on New York’s Most Vulnerable Children

The following article was posted by Marla Kilfoyle and Bianca Tanis, both vocal critics of the NYS Regents Reform Agenda.  Diane Ravitch has also written a summary on her blog. By Marla Kilfoyle and Bianca Tanis For some time now, the parents of New York have been in full revolt over the testing requirements set… Read More »

NYSAPE: No Relief in Sight; Parents Will Continue to Opt Out Until Fundamental Changes are Evident

The following is a press release from our friends at NYSAPE.  KPAE is a strong supporter of this organization. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 16, 2015  More information contact: Eric Mihelbergel (716) 553-1123; nys.allies@gmail.com Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.com NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) – www.nysape.org                   … Read More »

NYSAPE: Albany Continues to Ignore Parents Ensuring the Opt–Out Movement Will Grow

F​OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2015 More information contact: Eric Mihelbergel (716) 553­-1123; nys.allies@gmail.com Lisa Rudley (917) 414­-9190; nys.allies@gmail.com NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) –​​www.nysape.org Albany Continues to Ignore Parents Ensuring the Opt­-Out Movement Will Grow With the secretive appointment of MaryEllen Elia to the post of  NYS Commissioner of Education, the Board of… Read More »

Kings Park Advocates for Education Announce BOE Candidate Endorsements

Dear Kings Park Community, The Kings Park Advocates for Education (KPAE) Steering Committee is excited to announce our endorsement of Diane Nally and Kevin Johnston for the Kings Park Board of Education. We are in an era of an unprecedented power struggle, in which the Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Department of Education… Read More »