Testimony on Impact of COVID-19 on Student Learning and Academic Achievement

A pdf of this testimony is posted here. Class Size Matters Testimony on Impact of COVID-19 on Student Learning and Academic Achievement January 20, 2021 Thank you for holding these oversight hearings today. My name is Leonie Haimson and I am the Executive Director of Class Size Matters. Recent articles in the NY Post [1], […]

January 20, 2021 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Testimony on Attendance Reporting Bills

October 16, 2020 The NYC Council Education and Health Committees held oversight hearings on October 16 on the reopening of schools, as well as two proposed bills to require detailed attendance reporting: Int. 2058 and Int. 2104. Below is my testimony on the issue of class size and how to sharpen these bills to require more precise and disaggregated reporting […]

October 19, 2020 in Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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

September 17, 2015 Dear Friend, Yesterday, the Mayor gave a well-publicized speech about his plans to move our schools forward. With great fanfare, he announced he would improve our schools by adding 2nd grade reading specialists, more Algebra, computer coding and AP classes, as well as “single shepherds” for middle and high school students in two districts (D7 […]

September 17, 2015 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters by

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Please Take and Share Our Five Minute Class Size Survey

Please Take and share our Class Size Survey below. You can also take it by clicking here.   Loading…

September 15, 2015 in Updates by

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Why Parents Opt Out and Our Lawsuit vs The City on School Leadership Team Meetings

August 28, 2015 Dear Friends, A few quick links I wanted to share with you. Last week, I wrote an op-ed with Jeanette Deutermann of Long Island Opt for City and State about why an estimated 225,000 NY parents chose to have their children refuse the state exams last year. Despite the rash of editorials excoriating parents for […]

August 26, 2015 in Recent Newsletters, Updates 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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The Crisis in New York City Schools: ‘Where are we now?’

Where are NYC schools now? Presentation to NW Bronx for Change May 18, 2013 on class size, school closings, privatization of education, high-stakes testing, and student privacy and inBloom. Download here.   [scribd id=143023212 key=key-1gi9jlcyhsjfdb9qazru mode=scroll]

May 22, 2013 in Presentations by

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The need for the city to retain mandated reporting on class size and TCU’s

The Report and Advisory Board Review Commission, a body with four mayoral appointees and three City Council members, including Speaker Quinn, and Council Members Brewer and Comrie, will hold a public meeting on October 30, 2012, to vote on whether to eliminate 21 reporting requirements and advisory boards, including the DOE’s legally mandated reporting on […]

October 11, 2012 in Testimonies & Comments by

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Class Size Crisis (for UFT parent conference)

November 6, 2010 class_size_crisis_for_UFT_conference_11.10.pdf

April 12, 2011 in Reports & Memos, Reports, Testimonies, Etc. by

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