Alliance for Quality Education

New York To Reduce Standardized TestingSome standardized tests in New York public schools will be eliminated, state Education Commissioner John King has told superintendents, citing "a variety of pressures'' that may have hurt instruction. The move comes after years of criticism from teachers and parents.
Bloomberg Criticized For Comments On School ParentsNew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is being criticized by some community leaders over comments he made while discussing a lawsuit seeking to prevent the city from closing 22 poor-performing schools.
As Cuomo's Budget Nears, New Group Joins NY School Aid FightA new, well-financed partnership plying both fundamentals of democracy and modern high-stakes lobbying plans to bring Albany's fight over public school aid into New Yorkers' homes.