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Nov. 29, 2021 Time is running out on the class size bill — & how you can help!

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

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

Dec. 31, 2019  Breaking: Our class size lawsuit will be heard Jan. 13 & last chance in 2019 to support our efforts

Dec. 27, 2019 Please give to Class Size Matters to help keep us going!

Dec. 18, 2019 Please give to Class Size Matters; we rely on your support!

Nov. 29, 2019 “Talk out of School” is back! And how you can support smaller classes and student privacy while shopping.

Nov. 19, 2019  Updates on Student Privacy, Class Size Data, and Upcoming CEC Presentations

Oct. 22, 2019 New report on egregious cost to the city for charter school facilities

Oct. 11, 2019 Please Sign our Petition Urging AG James to Investigate Illegal College Board Activities

Sept. 15, 2019 Next week’s “Talk out of School” & please send in yr comments on student privacy now!

Sept. 9, 2019  Join us on Facebook live tomorrow night on privacy, and WBAI on Wed. on diversity and gifted programs

Sept. 6, 2019  Welcome back! News on our new WBAI radio show and please urge NY State Ed Dept not to allow the selling or marketing of student data!

Aug. 12, 2019 Important Update on Donating to Class Size Matters

July 31, 2019  Not-so-hot news from Class Size Matters; and how you can help

June 17, 2019 Invitation to our annual “Skinny award” dinner and news of city education budget

June 12, 2019  Take five minutes to push for smaller classes in NYC schools! And news of our rally

May 29, 2019  We filed an appeal in our class size lawsuit to require NYC Department of Education to lower class size in all grades

May 21, 2019  Rally for class size! And victory in court – PS 25 will stay open!

May 14, 2019 Update on our Skinny award dinner, class size, court hearings, privacy violations and more!

March 27, 2019  Please send comments to NYSED today to strengthen privacy regulations; and info on SAT day

March 12, 2019 Help us ensure that class sizes are reduced; plus news from our Parent Action Conference & hearings on Mayoral control 2019

January 24, 2019  Our Parent Action Conference; update on capital plan; LA teacher strike and more!

December 31, 2018 Help us help kids in 2019! 

December 28, 2018 Please support our fight for smaller classes and student privacy!

December 20, 2018 Please donate to help us continue our work in 2019!

December 14, 2018 School Overcrowding and the Amazon Deal: Please Help Us Push for Better School Planning!

November 27, 2018 Two simple steps to support our work for small classes and address the crisis of school overcrowding

November 9, 2018  News update on elections, federal investigation into DOE’s violation of student privacy and proposed capital plan – and how you can help!

October 26, 2018 School overcrowding, the failure of the Renewal school strategy, and my talk on Monday night in the Bronx

October 18, 2018 Last chance to sign our capital plan letter, our new Educator privacy toolkit and livecast sessions on private and online learning this weekend!

September 24, 2018  Send a letter to the Mayor & Chancellor to end school overcrowding now!

September 6, 2018  Welcome to a new school year, and please take our 5-minute survey!

August 11, 2018  Help Stop Regulations that Punish Public Schools for High Opt Out Rates

June 27, 2018 Update: please send letter to NYC Chancellor, Eva and PS 25 controversy, admissions at selective HS & & Skinny recap

June 18, 2018 Last chance to reserve your seat for our Skinny dinner & to urge NYSED to strengthen its enforcement of student privacy protections!

June 12, 2018 Get your Skinny tickets now! and upcoming events on class size, privacy and more

May 31, 2018 Please reserve your seat now for our June 19 Skinny award dinner!

May 25, 2018 Save the date for the Skinnies! & our win yesterday in court to save PS 25!

April 24, 2018 Forums on student privacy, our lawsuit on class size, and school overcrowding

March 28, 2018 Ask the Mayor not to close great public schools and to stop helping charters expand

March 1, 2018 How to take action on school shootings, and news from a wild 24 hours for NYC schools

Jan 25, 2018 News from our press conference and final reminder to sign up in advance for our Parent Action Conference!

Jan 22, 2018 Reminder of important events this week!

Jan 19, 2018 News of data breach, Tuesday’s rally on Chancellor selection and Parent Action conference– only one week away!

Jan. 15, 2018 Our annual Parent Action Conference on Jan. 27; please sign up now!

Jan. 3, 2018  Sign up now for our Jan. 27 Parent Action Conference now –with special guest!

Dec. 31, 2017 Last chance to give in 2017!

Dec. 27, 2017  Please help us keep going in 2018!

Dec. 18, 2017  Please help us fight for small classes & student privacy in 2018 & save the date!

Nov. 28, 2017 Please join us in fighting for smaller classes and student privacy!

Sept. 28, 2017 Please join our privacy webinar on Tuesday- with tips on how you can protect your child’s privacy this year!!

Sept. 27, 2017 Update on survey & new report with shocking findings on NYC school overcrowding & lost seats

Sept. 18, 2017 Welcome back, please take our 5-min class size survey & need to contact your Senators now!

August 16, 2017  Vote for privacy & against data-mining, the deplorable news from Charlottesville & NY, and more DOE crony contracts

July 20, 2017  Take Action now for Smaller Classes & news of our Legal Action vs NYC DOE

June 16, 2017   Please take five minutes to help stop the privatization of NY schools!

June 13, 2017 Update on NY State accountability plan and our Skinny Awards dinner

May 25, 2017 Sign up for our Skinny dinner now!

May 18, 2017 Check out our Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy, give your ideas to NYC Council on how to reduce school overcrowding, and more!

May 15, 2017 Save the date! Skinny awards, and NYSED hearings and more!

April 3, 2017 Important update on State Budget and College Board threat to student privacy

March 27, 2017 Send a letter to your legislators today and reasons to opt out

March 9, 2017 Please urge NYS to incorporate Opportunity to Learn standards, including small classes, in its accountability system

March 3, 2017 Speaking on privatization & marches tomorrow; & debate on charter schools

February 26, 2017 Reminder! Hearings on school planning & updates on lead & immigrant students

February 21, 2017 Save the date – City Council hearings

February 8, 2017 DeVos was confirmed. What comes now?

January 6, 2017 Stop Betsy DeVos & Campbell Brown before it’s too late!

December 31, 2016 Last chance to give in 2016, plus highlights and lowlights of the year

December 24, 2016 A message from Diane Ravitch about Class Size Matters

December 19, 2016  3 simple steps to stop the privatization & destruction of our public schools

November 22, 2016 Update on class size, School Leadership Teams and student privacy

October 27, 2016 We won in court vs the DOE to keep School Leadership Team meetings open!

October 23, 2016 Update on citywide conference; please sign up now! and other news

October 5, 2016  – Please attend our Parent Action Conference November 5!

September 12, 2016 – Welcome back, developments on privacy,  & class size survey

July 26, 2016 – Ask the DOE to comply with C4E law and reduce class size now

July 7, 2016 – Update! New Class Size Reports and Videos from Our Skinny Dinner

May 24, 2016 – Update on testing, mayoral control, de Blasio report card and more!

May 11, 2016 – Reserve your seat now for the Skinny awards; & update on DOE’s flawed contracts and court decision on teacher evaluation

May 6, 2016 – Livestreaming forum with Chancellor Rosa tonight at 6PM

May 2, 2016 – Update and reminder on Chancellor Rosa forum, and hypocrisy from the NY Post on PreK and charter schools

April 27, 2016 – Save the dates for 2 important events! also updates on contracts & attacks on schools

April 11, 2016 – Were the state exams so much better this year? The answer is no. 

April 3, 2016 – It’s your right to decide whether to opt out of state testing this week

March 30, 2016 – Update on NPE Conference and our Trip to DC

March 21, 2016 – Great News foe Social Justice and Student Privacy

March 7, 2016 – Update on Privacy and School Overcrowding

March 9, 2016 – Report on capital plan hearings and school overcrowding

February 26, 2016 – Build More Schools: Speak at The City Council Hearings and Join Our Letter Campaign

February 12, 2016 – Send an Email Now to Mayor and Speaker on School Overcrowding

January 8, 2016- Please Put a Stop to New NYSED Student Data Project, Write a Letter Today!

December 28, 2015 – Year in Review and How You Can Help

December, 2015 – Year in Review and Our Annual Appeal

November 2, 2015 – Last chance to sign up for our Parent Action Conference; and violation of student privacy by charter CEO

November 24, 2015 – Updates on Common Core Survey, Student Privacy, and Worsening Crisis in Class Size & School Overcrowding 

November 30, 2015 – Please Support Class Size Matters and NCLB Revision

October 23, 2015- Update on Novermber 7th Conference, class size violations this fall, and time to move forward on school overcrowding

October 6, 2015 – Parent Action Conference Nov. 7; Please Sign up Today! Updates on Arne Duncan, school overcrowding, and class size violations in Kindergarten

September 17 2015 – Update on the Mayor’s Plans for Our Schools & Please Take Our Survey Now! 

September 15, 2015 – Please Take Our Class Size Survey, Renewal/PROSE Schools, and Update on Student Privacy

August 28, 2015 – Why Parents Opt Our and Our Lawsuit vs The City on School Leadership Team Meetings 

August 17, 2015 – Update on struggling schools scandal and our C4E comments 

August 13, 2015 – Update on State tests and opt outs, our meeting with new Commissioner, and last chance to sign petition on class size!

July 30, 2015 – Update on city’s decision to reject class size recommendations of DOE working group

 

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