Letter to Chancellor to ensure there’s meaningful public input in spending of C4E state funds

See our letter written with the Education Law Center to the DOE Chancellor about the need to hold prompt hearings to gain input from parents and others on how the C4E funding will be spent next year.  This public input is legally required and is especially critical now, given that our schools are finally getting […]

June 24, 2021 in Reports & Memos, State Class Size Programs, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Update on city’s decision to reject class size recommendations of DOE working group

July 30, 2015 Dear Friends,  On Tuesday, the city announced it would reject the recommendations of the Blue Book Working Group, appointed by the Chancellor and co-chaired by the head of the School Construction Authority, to incorporate smaller classes into the school utilization formula. The city suppressed these recommendations for more than six months, and […]

July 31, 2015 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters by

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NYS Supreme Court rules against NYC DOE and for parents

Great news for public education! Class Size Matters has given presentations to parent groups and CECs, pointing out how DOE has been violating the accountability and public input requirements in the Contracts for Excellence law, by refusing to hold borough hearings and only presenting sketchy power points to Community Education Councils long after the $600 million in annual […]

June 10, 2013 in Press Releases by

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NYSED Commissioner sued over ignoring C4E requirements

As we have made clear in presentations to Community Education Councils  and other parent and community groups, the State Education Department and the NYC Department of Education are equally guilty in ignoring the Contracts for Excellence (C4E) law passed in 2007, which requires public participation and accountability in the development of the city’s C4E and class size […]

June 3, 2013 in Press Releases by

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