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2019 Newsletters

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!

 

2018 Newsletters

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!

 

2017 Newsletters

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!

 

2016 Newsletters

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!

 

2015 Newsletters

12/28/2015 – Year in Review and How you can help

11/30/2015 – Please Support Class Size Matters and NCLB Revision 

11/24/2015 – Updates on Common Core Survey, Student Privacy, and worsening crisis in Class Size & School Overcrowding

11/02/2015 – Last Chance to sign up for our Parent Action Conference; and violation of student privacy by charter CEO

10/23/ 2015 – Update on November 7th Conference, class size violations this fall and time to move forward on school overcrowding

10/06/2015 – Parent Action Conference Nov.7; Please Sign Up Today! Updates on Arne Duncan, school overcrowding, and class size violations in Kindergarten

9/17/2015 – Update on the Mayor’s Plans for Our Schools & Please Take Our Survey Now!

9/15/2015 – Please Take Our Class Size Survey, Renewal/PROSE Schools, and Update on Student Privacy

08/28/2015 – Why Parents Opt Out and our Lawsuit vs The City City on School Leadership Team Meetings

08/17/2015 – Update on struggling schools scandal and our C4E comments

08/13/2015 – Update on state tests and opt outs, our meeting with new Commissioner, and last chance to sign petition on class size!

07/30/2015 – Update on city’s decision to reject class size recommendations of DOE working group

07/23/2015 – Update! Sign our Petition on class size, and what the DOE survey and IBO analysis of charter funding left out

07/10/2015 – Update on Senate bill, Pearson’s lost testing contract, our SLT lawsuit, and borough hearings on class size

06/24/2015 – Update on how the state and city deals will affect our schools

06/22/2015 – Urgent: call today to expand the capital plan and eliminate school overcrowding!!

06/15/2015 – School overcrowding: Please come to our press conference Thursday at 1 PM

06/11/2015 – Urgent! Please call your Council member to end school overcrowding today!

06/04/2015 – Urgent! Please call your Council Member today about need to address school overcrowding!

05/20/2015 – Update on the opt out movement, field tests, school overcrowding and the Skinnies

05/11/2015 – Buy your tickets now! Annual “Skinny” award dinner & disappointing school capital plan

04/26/2015 – Tomorrow’s live stream panel on student privacy, and news of our victory in court!

04/22/2015 – Send a message to your legislators to oppose raising the cap on charters, private school tuition tax credits and amend mayoral control

4/20/2015 – Updates on opt out and NYC KidsPAC releases Mayor de Blasio’s education report card

4/16/2015 – Historic opt out levels. media today & join us Sunday to give a report card to the Mayor!

04/02/2015 – Flawed state budget bill gives parents more reasons to opt out

03/31/2015 – Cuomo’s budget bill doubles down on testing; please call now!

03/30/2015 – Latest from Albany: Please make a call today to stop Cuomo’s latest test-based scheme

03/18/2015 – Take a minute now and send a letter to the Gov. and Legislature to Support our Public Schools, Don’t Dismantle Them!

2014 Newsletters