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Attorney and plaintiffs express regret at Appellate Court decision on school budget cuts lawsuit today

A summary and most of the legal filings in the case are posted here. For immediate release: November 22, 2022 For more information:  Laura Barbieri, lbarbieri@advocatesny.com; 914-819-3387 Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   Attorney and plaintiffs express regret at Appellate Court decision on school budget cuts lawsuit today Today, the Appellate Court released their decision in […]

November 22, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Press release: NYC class sizes this year increase sharply in all grade spans except for HS

For immediate release: Nov. 16, 2022 For more information: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   NYC class sizes this year increase sharply in all grade spans except for high school Parent leaders, advocates & elected officials demand DOE create a Task Force to develop plan to lower class size in compliance with new state law   […]

November 16, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Urge the DOE, UFT & CSA to create a class size task force now!

Oct. 21, 2022 Dear all: 1. Last spring, the Legislature overwhelming passed a class size bill, S9460/ A10498, requiring that NYC implement a five-year class size reduction plan beginning in the fall of 2022. On Sept. 8, 2022, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the bill into law,  based upon an agreement that the five-year phase-in period […]

October 21, 2022 in Campaigns, Newsletters by

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Take our five-minute survey about impact of budget cuts on your school!

Oct. 6, 2022 We need to hear NYC from teachers, parents, students, principals and other school staff as to what the impact of the budget cuts has been on your school this year, in terms of class size and other critical services and programs. Last year, because school funding was sufficient despite the enrollment decline, […]

October 6, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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2021 Newsletters

Dec. 31, 2021 Top blog posts & podcasts from 2021 Dec. 29, 2021  An Appeal from Diane Ravitch Dec. 23, 2021 Help deliver smaller classes to NYC kids in 2​02​2 Dec. 14, 2021 The battle for smaller classes continues Dec. 6, 2021   Join us for a week of actions on class size Nov. 29, […]

September 28, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Class size bill signed! and other news

Sept. 9, 2022 1. Tremendous news yesterday as Gov. Hochul announced that she was signing the class size bill. The only change from the original bill is that this year will be a planning year, and the gradual phase-in of smaller classes will begin the fall of 2023, to achieve caps over five years of […]

September 28, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Latest on budget cuts, lawsuit hearings, and FAQ on new class size law

Sept. 28, 2022 The Appellate Court hearings on the lawsuit to restore the budget cuts to schools are scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 29. Only the attorneys are allowed in the courtroom but observers will be able to watch the proceedings via  the live stream or on YouTube, starting at about 2 PM for all […]

September 28, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Appellate Court budget cut hearings and Galaxy cuts as of Sept. 28, 2022

Sept. 28, 2022 The Appellate Court hearings on the lawsuit to restore the budget cuts to schools are scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 29. Only the attorneys are allowed in the courtroom but observers will be able to watch the proceedings via the live stream or on YouTube, starting at about 2 PM for all […]

September 28, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Parents and advocates thank Gov. Hochul and cheer the signing of the class size bill

For immediate release: September 9, 2022 Contacts: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com Julia Watson: 978.518.0729; julia@aqeny.org Randi Garay and Shirley Aubin: infocpacnyc@gmail.com Yesterday, Governor Hochul signed the class size bill passed overwhelmingly last June by the Legislature that would require NYC to phase in smaller classes over five years. The only change from the original bill […]

September 9, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Appellate Court removes stay on budget cuts and next steps

August 10, 2022 Sorry to say that late in the day yesterday, the Appellate Court granted the City a stay on Judge Frank’s decision that the Education budget was illegally adopted, which means that the school budget cuts can legally remain in place until the court hears the City’s appeal on August 29. What’s particularly […]

August 20, 2022 in Newsletters by

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