CEC 16 Resolution SDAG Recommendations

September 26, 2019 in Uncategorized by

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Class Size Matters Testimony on high stakes testing before the NYC Council Education Committee

Testimony before the NYC Council Education Committee PDF of the testimony is here.   September 24, 2019  Thank you, Chair Treyger for holding these important hearings and for the opportunity to testify before you today.  My name is Emily Carrazana, I work at Class Size Matters and I attended public elementary and middle schools in […]

September 25, 2019 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized by

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Letter to City Council Speaker Regarding School Siting Task Force

August 6, 2019   Dear Speaker Johnson and members of the City Council: We are very disappointed in the process and outcome of the School Siting Task Force, created by Local Law No. 168 in Sept. 2018.  The law mandated the creation of  an “interagency task force” to facilitate the acquisition of publicly and privately-owned […]

August 12, 2019 in Reports & Memos, Updates by

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Timeline on NYC failure to reduce class size in compliance with the C4E law

The NYC Department of Education has refused to complied with the Contracts for Excellence (C4E) law requiring that they create smaller classes in all grades in our public schools. Instead class sizes are considerably larger now than when the law was passed in 2007. As of the fall 2016, classes in Kindergarten through third grade […]

June 25, 2017 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Presentation to CPAC on Student Privacy Toolkit

On June 1, 2017 Class Size Matters gave a presentation on how to use the Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy to CPAC. Click here to download or see below.

June 2, 2017 in Presentations by

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Sign up for our annual “Skinny” award dinner now!

Note New Venue! It’s that time of year again! Our 2017 Annual Skinny Award Dinner will be held Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 PM at Casa La Femme, 140 Charles St., in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. We will be serving a three course dinner with wine, and will honor those individuals who gave us the […]

May 31, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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Parent Organizing Toolkit 2017

Parents play a vital role in preserving our public schools and parent advocacy is an important part of student success.  To help explain more, Class Size Matters and the NYC Kids PAC created a Parent Organizing Toolkit. Read below or click here to learn more information on how parents can get involved and the tools […]

May 30, 2017 in Presentations by

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Crossing Ideological Boundaries to Protect Student Privacy and Parent Rights

On May 19, 2017, Class Size Matters gave a PowerPoint presentation at the Education Reform, Communities and Social Justice: Exploring the Intersection conference held at Rutgers University. The presentation was given on privatization, online learning, and student privacy. Read below or click here for pdf.

May 30, 2017 in Presentations, Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Uncategorized by

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Check out our Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy, give your ideas to NYC Council on how to reduce school overcrowding, and more!

May 18, 2017 1. This week our Parent Coalition for Student Privacy, along with the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, released a new Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy: A Practical Guide for Protecting Your Child’s Sensitive School Data from Snoops, Hackers and Marketers. We think this is a uniquely valuable resource because it will […]

May 19, 2017 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Talking points on ESSA hearings on opt out and opportunity to learn

The NYS Education Department has proposed a new school accountability system under the federal law known as ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). The Regents have not yet accepted this proposal and are gathering input through public hearings happening now through Friday, June 16, 2017 as listed here, starting Monday night in Staten Island and Tuesday in […]

May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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