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2023 Newsletters

September 17, 2023 Make your voice heard on class size and ed tech!

September 12, 2023 New threats of huge budget cuts to come!

September 8, 2023 Welcome to a new school year & tell us how large the classes are!

August 15, 2023 Urge the DOE to take positive steps to lower class size & comply with the law!

July 5, 2023 Please answer our new class size survey, the education budget, and more!

June 26, 2023 One-third of schools to see budget cuts; latest news on data breach, and Wed. award dinner honoring Rep. Bowman!

June 20, 2023 Please come to our Skinny Award Dinner on June 28!

June 14, 2023 Send a message now to City Council: please don’t cut school budgets or the capital plan!

June 8, 2023 Our Annual Parent Conference on Saturday will now be remote!

May 22, 2023 The DOE’s nothing-burger class size plan; please sign up now to speak at public hearings!

May 15, 2023 Important events coming up soon, & news on state & city budget

April 25, 2023 Call Albany today! Tell your legislators no more charters, zombie or otherwise!

April 12, 2023 State & city budget update, and how you can help prevent further cuts to our schools!!

March 22, 2023 More cuts to school budgets & Bloomberg push to raise the cap on charters!

March 13, 2023 Class size working group, hearings on next year’s budget, and how you can help!

March 5, 2023 Tonight’s Talk out of School, new capital plan cuts to schools, the charter cap and more!

Feb. 15, 2023 What the Chancellor said on class size and raising the charter cap

Feb.7, 2023  Send a message today, urging the Gov & Legislature: Don’t raise the cap on charters; instead repeal NYC’s obligation to give them with space & require more accountability!

January 13, 2023  Mayor proposes additional cuts of $800 million to DOE; how school budgets would be affected unclear


2022 Newsletters

Dec. 27, 2022 Last chance in 2022 to help us fight for a quality education!

Dec. 19, 2022 Please help us ensure that DOE follows through & implements an effective, equitable class size reduction plan in 2023!

Nov. 29, 2022 Latest news on class size, school overcrowding, wasteful DOE contracts and more!

Oct. 21, 2022 Urge the DOE, UFT & CSA to create a class size task force now!

Sept. 28, 2022 Latest on budget cuts, lawsuit hearings, and FAQ on new class size law

Sept. 9. 2020 Class size bill signed! and other news

August 24, 2022 Latest update on budget cuts to schools!

August 20,2022 Council hearings Monday, Sen. Liu on class size & budget cuts, and our letter to Gov. Hochul

August 10, 2022 Appellate court removes stay on budget cuts and next steps

August 5, 2022 We won!

August 1, 2022 Update on lawsuit to restore budget cuts & estimate of actual cuts

July 23, 2022 Judge grants a temporary restraining order to block budget cuts to schools, and how you can learn more!

July 19, 2022 Lawsuit vs. devastating school budget cuts, protest rally, while Mayor calls them a “rumor”

July 15, 2022  Join us on Monday to protest school cuts, and budget cut update

July 5, 2022  Send a letter to DOE today: Don’t cut school budgets, instead invest in smaller classes!

June 30, 2022  Urgent! Need you to call your legislators now about class size!

June 21, 2022 Update on budget cuts & how you can help!

June 12, 2022 Invitation to our “Skinny award” dinner! and sign our petition to Gov. Hochul now!

June 7, 2022  Huge budget cuts released for our schools; call the City Council to tell them no!

June 1, 2022  Great victory now likely for NYC kids — new class size bill to be voted upon today or tomorrow!

May 27, 2022  Sign up now for our June 4 Parent Action Conference: How Parent Advocacy can make a difference

May 22, 2022 City budget hearings tomorrow & possible legislative breakthrough on class size!

May 20, 2022 Last two weeks to get state class size legislation passed

April 27, 2022 Please help us advocate against the egregious budget cuts planned for schools next year!

March 31, 2022 New class size report, info on huge data breach & remember to take our survey!

March 17, 2022 Take our class size survey now!

March 9, 2022 Ask the Legislature to include NYC in state aid to make up for the cost of charter schools!

March 7, 2022  Critical Budget decisions being made tonight!

Feb. 14, 2022 Please urge your legislators to put class size requirements into their one-House budgets!

Feb.10, 2022 Urge the Office of Civil Rights to collect data on class size!

Jan. 30, 2022 Podcast on schools during pandemic & issue briefing for NYC parents

Jan. 27, 2022 Issue briefing for parents on Monday and other news

Jan. 13, 2022  Send a letter to DOE and NYSED opposing their defective C4E “plan” today!


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, 2021 Time is running out on the class size bill — & how you can help!
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Nov. 17, 2021 Urgent! Your help needed now to pass the class size bill in the City Council!
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Nov. 12, 2021    Growing support for the class size bill! Please keep your calls coming!  
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Oct. 28, 2021 Important update on class size bill & how you can help; plus deadline to opt out of SEL screener

Oct. 15, 2021 Hearings scheduled on Oct. 27 for class size bill! And next steps

Oct. 13, 2021 Help us ensure the class size bill passes!

Sept. 28, 2021 de Blasio’s legacy, the problems with ed tech, & please support our work for smaller classes going forward!

Sept. 8, 2021 Demand the city provide a safe and healthy return to school!

Sept. 2, 2021 Last day to comment on DOE’s C4E proposal!

August 25, 2021  Two easy ways to fight for smaller classes for your kids!

August 9, 2021 Send a letter to Congress about the need for funds to repair, modernize and build new schools!

July 29, 2021  Exciting news on new class size bill, list of schools in DOE “pilot” & make your voices heard next week!

July 20, 2021  Problems with DOE’s proposed “plan” for Contract for Excellence funds and upcoming hearings

July 8, 2021 The city budget’s scant amount for a “pilot” for class size reduction

June 25, 2021 City budget due next week- help us ensure that funding for smaller classes is included!

June 20, 2021

June 16, 2021 Class size emerges as an issue in the Mayoral race, and more!

June 8, 2021 Pl help kids get smaller classes in last few days of the Legislative session!

June 4, 2021 Urgent! Please call our Legislative leaders today on the need for smaller classes!

May 23, 2021 Important! Follow-up on class size and next steps

May 20, 2021 Last chance to attend our Parent Action Conference, and an update on class size!

May 10, 2021 Exciting update on class size legislation! And please sign up for our May 22 Conference

April 30, 2021 Please send a letter on the need to lower class size to your State Senator today! and other updates

April 7, 2021 Great news; with more federal AND state funding, no excuse left for NYC Mayor to deny kids the smaller classes they need!

March 17, 2021 Please urge the Mayor and Council to use the federal funds to provide our kids with the smaller classes they will need next year!

March 4, 2021 NYC DOE releases unreliable class size data 3 months late; take our class size survey now!

January 31, 2021 Tonight’s forum on mayoral control, vote on gifted test and BLM in schools this week

January 22, 2021 Why the Gifted test should be cancelled now & forever and news of this week’s hearings


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

October 5, 2020 Important news update; schools will close tomorrow in 9 NYC zip codes and more

Sep. 17, 2020 Yet another last minute DOE revision of their school reopening plan & even more crowded classes & less live teaching for NYC kids

Sep. 1, 2020 Latest news on school reopening, DOE testing plan and blended learning class sizes

Aug. 10, 2020 Latest update on NYC school reopening plans; and why many parents still appear undecided

Aug. 4, 2020 Deadline on Friday to sign up for remote or in-person learning next year

Jul. 20, 2020 Contact your legislators now – schools desperately need funding to reopen safely next fall!

Jul. 1, 2020 Update on city budget deal: what it means for our schools

Jun. 26, 2020 Another way to urge the Mayor and NYC Council to increase the budget for schools next year

Jun. 24, 2020 Mayor threatens even more budget cuts; send your letters today!

Jun. 23, 2020 Send a letter to Mayor now! and school reopening conference & task force

Jun. 18, 2020 Send a letter TODAY to NYC Council Speaker & leaders that school budgets must be increased, not cut

Jun. 11, 2020 Please join us June 20 for: Sharing Ideas & Solutions for Reopening Schools – The Path Forward

Jun. 7, 2020 Save the date! and please answer our survey on reopening schools

May 13, 2020 Please help us protect our students rather than the bank accounts of billionaires!

May 5, 2020 Update on Panel meeting, Mulgrew on my radio show tomorrow, Cuomo and Bill Gates, and more

May 1, 2020 Update on busing contracts, my birthday request, and interview with Michael Mulgrew next week

Apr. 28, 2020 “Cut Contracts, Save our Schools” – speak out against DOE waste & abuse

Apr. 22, 2020 Millions in unnecessary spending by DOE while they’re cutting school budgets

Apr. 7, 2020 Important update on Regents exams, state budget, the cancellation of Zoom, and more!

Apr. 2, 2020 Please take action NOW on the state budget & cancelling Regents exams!

Mar. 29, 2020 Please help stop looming budget cuts to schools!

Mar. 22, 2020 Some advice and guidance for the week ahead

Mar. 15, 2020 Important update on just-announced NYC school closings and other important developments

Mar. 10, 2020 2 ways to help ensure NYC schools get smaller classes

Mar. 2, 2020 Amazing hearings on Friday & next steps to help us achieve smaller classes for NYC kids

Feb. 27, 2020 Final Reminder: City Council Hearings on Class Size Tomorrow!

Feb. 24, 2020 Reminder: important class size hearings on Friday; please come

Feb. 21, 2020 Updated flyer for class size hearings on Friday Feb. 28!

Feb. 19, 2020 Important update: Class Size hearings moved to Friday Feb. 28 at 10AM! 

Feb. 17, 2020 Important update: invitation to speak at Council hearings on class size Feb. 24!

Feb. 11, 2020 3 easy ways to help get smaller classes for NYC kids!

Jan. 16, 2019  Come rally for smaller classes on Wed. Jan. 29 at City Hall

Jan. 14, 2020 News about arguments in our class size lawsuit & tomorrow’s radio show

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