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 »

NYSAPE Meeting with Commissioner MaryEllen Elia Recap

This was sent via email from our friends at NYSAPE. On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, NYSAPE steering committee members Carol Burris, Nancy Cauthen, Jeanette Deutermann, Leonie Haimson, Jessica McNair, Lisa Rudley, Anna Shah, Bianca Tanis, and Katie Zahedi along with Diane Ravitch sat down with the new Commissioner of Education, MaryEllen Elia. Also in attendance… 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: Cuomo’s Unconstitutional Education Tax Credit Scheme Diverts Funding From Public Schools and Shifts More Tax Burden Onto Middle Class Taxpayers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 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 Cuomo’s Unconstitutional Education Tax Credit Scheme Diverts Funding From Public Schools and Shifts More Tax Burden Onto Middle Class Taxpayers New York State Allies for Public Education, a… 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 School Budget Results…

Budget Results:  Proposition 1 2065 yes / 577 no Proposition 2 Pass! Yes 1998 No 542 Proposition 3 Pass! Yes 2087 No 455 Congratulations to Diane Nally and Kevin Johnston for being elected to the Kings Park Board of Education. Nally 1821 Leo 1108 Johnston 1886