Class Size Matters testimony on DOE’s school reopening plan

Sept. 1, 2021 City Council hearings on DOE’s school reopening plan are being held today. Here and embedded below  is the testimony that Class Size Matters will give.

September 1, 2021 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Two easy ways to fight for smaller classes for your kids!

Aug. 25, 2021 Dear all – I hope you and your family are enjoying the last few weeks of summer. 1. The bill that would require smaller classes that was introduced by CM Mark Treyger nearly a month ago. Int 2374-2021,  has 15 co-sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Eric Dinowitz, Selvena N. […]

August 25, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Send in your comments today about DOE’s bogus Contracts for Excellence plan!

The DOE has proposed a Contracts for Excellence spending plan  that is completely inadequate to provide an equitable or adequate education to NYC kids — contrary to the intent of the law, which was passed to fulfill the goals of the CFE lawsuit. The DOE claims that the state has allocated no more funding to […]

August 24, 2021 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Send a letter to Congress about the need for funds to repair, modernize and build new schools!

Aug. 9, 2021 Dear all — 1.       At this point it is uncertain as to whether Congress will include funds for school construction, repair and upgrades in their infrastructure reconciliation package, even though the need for ventilation and social distancing in our classrooms is more critical than ever. The American Society of […]

August 10, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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School Leadership Teams: How to urge your principal to lower class size (in Eng & Spanish)

August 9, 2021 Below and attached are talking points in English and in Spanish on how parents and teachers directly or through your School Leadership Teams should urge your principal to use available funds to lower class size and to help ensure social distancing next year, for the sake of stronger academic support and health […]

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Exciting news on new class size bill, list of schools in DOE “pilot” & make your voices heard next week!

July 29, 2021 7:04 PM Exciting news! This morning, the City Council announced a new bill that would require radically smaller class sizes starting in the fall of 2022, by amending the NYC administrative code to allow only one student per 35 square feet of classroom space, on health and safety grounds. This would only […]

July 31, 2021 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Talking points for C4E borough hearings

July 29, 2021 The DOE is holding borough hearings on their proposed Contracts for Excellence plan from Aug. 2-Aug. 5 at 6:30 PM.  The location of these hearings and the proposed plan are posted here. You can also send your comments on the plan by emailing ContractsForExcellence@schools.nyc.gov  Below are some questions you can ask and […]

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Serious concerns with the DOE’s proposed C4E plan; make your voices heard!

July 29, 2021 Check out the memo Class Size Matters, the Education Law Center and the Alliance for Quality Education sent to Commissioner Rosa and Regents Chancellor Young today, outlining our serious reservations concerning the DOE’s proposed Contract for Excellence plan for school year 2021-2022.  That plan is posted here. More from the DOE, including […]

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Let us know if your school is on this class size “pilot” list

Update:  The DOE has now posted a School Allocation Memo 49 with guidance for this $18 million class size reduction “pilot” in 72 elementary schools, as well as a spreadsheet listing actual amounts per school. [The spreadsheet allotments only add up to $14.3 million, but perhaps that’s because the DOE is covering the rest of […]

July 29, 2021 in Uncategorized, Updates by

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The city budget’s scant amount for a “pilot” for class size reduction

July 8, 2021 Instead of the $250 million the City Council proposed should be invested in lowering class size, Mayor de Blasio would agree to only $18 million, for a “pilot” project in a few schools. This despite the fact that there will be a crying need for smaller classes next year, both for social […]

July 21, 2021 in Newsletters, Updates by

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