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Edward W. Hazen Foundation announces fall 2019 grants totaling $5.45 million as part of 5 year spend-down plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2019 CONTACT: Christina Peña-Brower, 917-584-3530,  christina@abpartners.co   Edward W. Hazen Foundation announces fall 2019 grants  totaling $5.45 million as part of 5 year spend-down plan    The grantees are a collection of grassroots organizations working  across the United States, with a focus on youth, educational justice, and racial justice   NEW Read more…


Alliance for Quality Education Announces New Executive Director

Statewide education advocacy organization the Alliance for Quality Education announced today that Jasmine Gripper will be taking on the role of executive director in January 2020. Gripper will be taking over from Billy Easton, who is stepping down after leading the organization since 2005. Gripper currently serves as legislative director of AQE, and will be Read more…


Lawmakers Eye Changing School Funding Formula Amid High Stakes For City

Last legislative session, the state’s newly minted Democratic majority vowed to follow through on campaign promises to boost education funding through foundation aid. But to the disappointment of advocates, such as the Alliance for Quality Education, the group that backed the 2007 lawsuit against the state, the funding increase remained static from the year before. Read more…


Senate panel to hear Foundation Aid issues

The Alliance for Quality Education put out a new report on Foundation Aid ahead of today’s state Senate round table discussion on the issue at Yonkers Riverfront Library from 10 am to 2 pm. State lawmakers have so thoroughly ignored the Foundation Aid funding formula that it exists “in name only,” according to a report released Wednesday by Read more…


Juvenile prison took more than five hours to evacuate

Kim McGill, an organizer with the Youth Justice Coalition, an organization that works with families of the incarcerated youth, told the Guardian that parents were were worried and struggling to get information as the fire spread. “There’s just not the same urgency when people are locked up. It seems county officials aren’t thinking about the Read more…