School Overcrowding

June 12, 2023
Check out how many school seats are being cut from your district here!

May 30, 2023
New! Map of NYC school utilization rates

May 24, 2023
Our testimony on the amazing shrinking teaching force & unacceptable cuts to capital plan

December 20, 2019
Presentations on Class Size and School Overcrowding  2019-2020 School Year

June 27, 2019
School Overcrowding & the New Five-Year Capital Plan Presentation to CPAC

April 18, 2018
Testimony before the City Council on School Siting and Planning 

February 27, 2018 
Testimony on the DOE’s Failure to Reduce Class Sizes at Renewal Schools

February 5, 2018 
Briefings on class size and overcrowding in New York City 

October 19, 2017 
Testimony before the State Assembly on School Infrastructure and Facilities 

September 21, 2017 
Class Size Matters releases report Seats Gained and Lost in NYC Schools: The Untold Story

July 6, 2017
Class Size Matters and public school parents file a complaint with the State Commissioner of Education over NYC’s failure to meet the Contract for Excellence goals 

February 22, 2017 
School overcrowding and Capital Plan Briefings February 2017

January 27, 2018
Presentation on challenging large class size and school overcrowding at the Parent Action Conference  

January 24, 2017
Testimony on Class Size, Teacher Recruitment, and Retention 

December 2016
Summary of academic research on the importance of class size 

May 18, 2016
NYC Kids Pac Report Card gives Mayor De Blasio an “F” for class size 

May 17, 2016
Our comments on the March 2016 amended Five-Year Capital Plan

March 8, 2016
Testimony before the City Council: On the January 2016 5-year Capital Plan

February 10, 2016
Testimony: Don’t approve ‘Mandatory Inclusionary Housing’ & ‘Zoning for Quality and Affordability’ Proposals without a plan to build more schools

December 16, 2015
Testimony: Zoning Changes Should Not be Approved Without a Plan to Build Enough Schools

August 17, 2015
The City’s attempt to bury the news of its rejection of the Blue Book Working Group’s recommendations on class size

July 31, 2015
Update on city’s decision to reject class size recommendations of DOE Working Group

June 15, 2015
Public Advocate and NYC Council Letter on Need for Expanded Capital Plan & Commission

May 29, 2015
Fact Sheet on School Overcrowding and the Capital Plan 

May 18, 2015
Testimony on the FY16 executive budget and the deficiencies of the school capital plan 

April 19, 2015
Mayor de Blasio’s Education Report Card 

November 20, 2014
Our suggestions to the Blue Book Working Group 

October 1, 2014
2015-2019 Capital Plan Briefing-Citywide 

September, 2014
Unmet Need for Seats in New 2015-2019 Proposed Capital Plan 

June 17, 2014
Gotham Gazette: New York City’s Classroom Space Crunch 

June 6, 2014
Report: Space Crunch: Failures in policy & planning leading to school overcrowding 

June-July, 2014
Class Size and Overcrowding in All 32 New York City School Districts

April 10, 2014
Resolution on Class Size and Overcrowding

 March 18, 2014
Testimony on the DOE Capital Plan   

2013- 2014
Class Size and  Overcrowding  Trends Citywide and in All 32 New York City School Districts

October 11, 2012
The Need for the city to retain mandated reporting on class size and TCU’s 

May 24, 2012
The potential impact of mandatory kindergarten on overcrowding and class size; and how it triggers the need for an accelerated capital plan

March 26, 2012
The Mayor’s unfulfilled promises to our children: testimony on the city’s five year capitol plan for schools

May 19, 2011
The DOE’s capital plan: no seats for our children, but high speed internet connections          

May 2, 2011
Kindergarten waiting lists 2009-2011: a growing crisis

April 18, 2011
Big cuts in new seats, despite overcrowding crisis, with DOE spinning as a “restoration”

October 2008
Report: A Better Capital Plan