School Overcrowding & the New five-year Capital Plan Presentation to CPAC

A presentation for CPAC regarding school overcrowding & the new five-year Capital Plan. [gview file=”https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.31/3zn.338.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/school-overcrowding-capital-plan-for-CPAC-10.11.18.pptx”]

June 27, 2019 in Presentations, Uncategorized by

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Issues with new five year capital plan 2020-2024

The presentation below describes issues regarding the new five year capital plan 2020-2024.Among the issues is that the plan is very backloaded in that 50,000 of 57,000 seats in the plan won’t be completed until 2024 or later. Additionally, there is no estimate for need for new seats – for the first time in a […]

June 27, 2019 in Presentations, Uncategorized by

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Class Size Rally 2019 [VIDEO]

On Tuesday June 11 at noon, more than one hundred parents, students, advocates, elected officials and union members gathered on the steps of City Hall to urge the NYC Department of Education and the Mayor to allocate specific funding in next year’s budget towards reducing class size. Below is a video of the rally. Thanks […]

June 19, 2019 in Media, Uncategorized, Updates, Videos by

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We filed an appeal in our class size lawsuit to require NYC Department of Education to lower class size in all grades

On Thursday May 23, 2019 the Education Law Center filed an appeal on behalf of nine NYC parents, Class Size Matters and the Alliance for Quality Education, urging the Appellate court to order the Department of Education to reduce class size in all grades as the Contracts for Excellence law requires. Our original lawsuit, Agostini vs. Elia, was filed […]

May 29, 2019 in Reports & Memos, Updates by

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Class Size Briefings by District and Citywide 2018-2019

The presentations below discuss district and citywide class size trends. Overall, class sizes are higher than they were in 2007 and remain above Contract for Excellence goals. Citywide Powerpoint District 6 Powerpoint District 13 and 17 Powerpoint District 21 Powerpoint District 28 Powerpoint District 24 and 30 Powerpoint  If you would like class size information […]

May 23, 2019 in Presentations by

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Update on our Skinny award dinner, class size, court hearings, privacy violations and more!

1. Save the date! On Wednesday June 19 we will hold our annual Skinny award dinner at Casa La Femme on 140 Charles St. The honorees will be Attorney General Tish James for her steadfast and courageous leadership in supporting public school students and parents over many years; and NYC Kids PAC, the only political action committee that rates candidates […]

May 15, 2019 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Education Council Consortium resolution urging City Council to fund class size reduction

List of PDFs of approved resolutions urging City Council to fund class sizes here: CEC 2 CEC 21 Education Council Consortium resolution urging City Council to fund class size reduction Approved May 10, 2019 Whereas in the landmark Campaign for Fiscal Equity case, the state’s highest court concluded that smaller classes were necessary for NYC […]

May 13, 2019 in Reports & Memos, Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Updates by

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Class Size Matters Testimony on SHSAT before the Committee on Education and Jointly with the Committee on Civil and Human Rights

Testimony before the Committee on Education and Jointly with the Committee on Civil and Human Rights PDF of the testimony is here. May 1, 2019  Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today.  My name is Leonie Haimson and I’m the executive director of Class Size Matters.  I would like to testify in […]

May 1, 2019 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC Should Fund Class Size Reduction Now!

PDF version here. NYC Should Fund Class Size Reduction Now!  Class Size Matters is proposing that the NYC Council allocate $200 million to be targeted to reducing class size, starting first in the early grades and in struggling schools. That amount would pay for the salaries of about 2,000 new teachers, which could reduce class […]

April 2, 2019 in Reports & Memos, Updates by

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Please send comments to NYSED today to strengthen privacy regulations; and info on SAT day

Dear folks,  As a result of the controversy over inBloom and related issues, the NY State legislature passed Education Law §2-d in 2014, with the goal of protecting the privacy and the security of student data that schools, districts and states as well as their contractors collect and disclose. After nearly five years, the NY State Education […]

March 27, 2019 in Newsletters, Updates by

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