Attorney and plaintiffs express regret at Appellate Court decision on school budget cuts lawsuit today

A summary and most of the legal filings in the case are posted here. For immediate release: November 22, 2022 For more information:  Laura Barbieri, lbarbieri@advocatesny.com; 914-819-3387 Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   Attorney and plaintiffs express regret at Appellate Court decision on school budget cuts lawsuit today Today, the Appellate Court released their decision in […]

November 22, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Press release: NYC class sizes this year increase sharply in all grade spans except for HS

For immediate release: Nov. 16, 2022 For more information: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   NYC class sizes this year increase sharply in all grade spans except for high school Parent leaders, advocates & elected officials demand DOE create a Task Force to develop plan to lower class size in compliance with new state law   […]

November 16, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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UPDATE: Trends in average NYC public school class size 2007-2022

Updated 11/18/2022. See our press release about the new class size data, which has sparked concerns among electeds, parents, teachers that the DOE is not prepared to comply with the new state law, and urging the Chancellor to form a task force as soon as possible to help develop the class size reduction plan. 

November 16, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Class Size/ Overcrowding Presentation for NYC Council Education chair Rita Joseph

Here is the presentation I gave Oct. 31, 2022 for CM Rita Joseph, on the new class size law and need for enhanced Council oversight and a Task Force to consider changes in DOE policies and practices to make sure that the class size benchmakrs in the new state law can be met by DOE. […]

November 11, 2022 in Presentations, Uncategorized by

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Presentation for the Real Deal on School Budgets forum

Below is the presentation I gave at the Real Deal on School Budgets forum, sponsored by Senator Robert Jackson on Oct. 25, 2022, with a special focus class size, school overcrowding and cuts to School district 6. If you’d like a similar briefing for your CEC or community group, with a focus on your schools, […]

October 26, 2022 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Urge the DOE, UFT & CSA to create a class size task force now!

Oct. 21, 2022 Dear all: 1. Last spring, the Legislature overwhelming passed a class size bill, S9460/ A10498, requiring that NYC implement a five-year class size reduction plan beginning in the fall of 2022. On Sept. 8, 2022, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the bill into law,  based upon an agreement that the five-year phase-in period […]

October 21, 2022 in Campaigns, Newsletters by

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Please join CPAC & many CECs in urging that a Class Size Task Force be created; there is no time to waste.

On June 2, 2022 the Legislature overwhelming passed the class size bill,  S9460/ A10498,  by a vote of 59-4 in the Senate and 147-2 in the Assembly.  The bill required that NYC implement a five-year class size reduction plan beginning in the fall of 2022.  On Sept. 8, 2022, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the bill […]

October 13, 2022 in Campaigns, Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Take our five-minute survey about impact of budget cuts on your school!

Oct. 6, 2022 We need to hear NYC from teachers, parents, students, principals and other school staff as to what the impact of the budget cuts has been on your school this year, in terms of class size and other critical services and programs. Last year, because school funding was sufficient despite the enrollment decline, […]

October 6, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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2021 Newsletters

Dec. 31, 2021 Top blog posts & podcasts from 2021 Dec. 29, 2021  An Appeal from Diane Ravitch Dec. 23, 2021 Help deliver smaller classes to NYC kids in 2​02​2 Dec. 14, 2021 The battle for smaller classes continues Dec. 6, 2021   Join us for a week of actions on class size Nov. 29, […]

September 28, 2022 in Newsletters by

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2020 Newsletters

2020 Newsletters December 28, 2020 Please give so we can continue our work for smaller classes & student privacy in 2021 December 13, 2020 News update on Mayoral control, school planning for next year, and please give! November 12, 2020 Deadlines for in-person schooling, class size reporting, and questions about DOE’s protection of student data […]

September 28, 2022 in Uncategorized by

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