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Why the gifted exam should be cancelled now & forever & news of this week’s hearings

Jan. 22, 2021 Dear all – 1.Please read my piece published today at Gotham Gazette.  It explains why the DOE should cancel the “gifted” tests immediately; now and forever.  It makes no sense to continue this invalid, unreliable and biased exam, especially in the midst of a pandemic and the prospect of steep budget cuts […]

January 23, 2021 in Recent Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Deadlines for in-person schooling, class size reporting, and questions about DOE’s protection of student data

November 12, 2020 Dear Friends, 1/ Today, Thursday Nov. 12 at 6:30 PM, I’ll be speaking at an online forum hosted by Brooklyn for Peace about how the COVID-19 pandemic has widened the inequities that already exist within our public school system. You can find more information about this forum and sign up to attend here. 2/ The […]

November 13, 2020 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Important news update; schools will close tomorrow in 9 NYC zip codes and more

October 5, 2020 Dear Friends, Yesterday the Mayor announced that all school buildings will be closed on Wed. in 9 neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn where the infection positivity rates have been over 3% for at least seven days; today the Governor moved that date forward, saying these schools will be closed starting tomorrow Tuesday. The zip codes […]

October 6, 2020 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Important update: invitation to speak at Council hearings on class size Feb. 24!

1. Just a quick note to let you know that the hearings on class size have now been rescheduled on Mon. Feb. 24 at 1 PM at 250 Broadway; 14th floor across from City Hall. We really need parents and concerned citizens and, if possible, teachers to come speak about why this is an important issue to […]

February 17, 2020 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters by

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Send a letter to the Mayor & Chancellor to end school overcrowding now!

Sept. 24, 2018 The next five-year capital plan for schools will be introduced sometime in the next two months. In May 2016, Mayor de Blasio promised that he would fully fund the capacity portion of the new plan, to alleviate current overcrowding and address future enrollment growth. Based upon a Nov. 2017 estimate, this meant […]

September 24, 2018 in Campaigns, Recent Newsletters, Take Action, Updates by

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Welcome to a new school year, and please take our 5-minute survey!

September 6, 2018 Welcome back to a new school year! The good news in NYC is that we finally have a Chancellor, Richard Carranza, who is progressive and believes in the importance of class size. The bad news is that neither he nor the mayor have put in place any specific programs or incentives to […]

September 6, 2018 in Recent Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Update: please send letter to NYC Chancellor, Eva and PS 25 controversy, admissions at selective HS & & Skinny recap

It’s the end of the school year, but not the end of our battle to save PS 25, a great school in Brooklyn that the previous Chancellor tried to close. Even though the court has placed a temporary restraining order against closing the school for at least another year, we would really like our new […]

June 27, 2018 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Last chance to reserve your seat for our Skinny dinner & to urge NYSED to strengthen its enforcement of student privacy protections!

1. Our annual Skinny award dinner is only a few days away, on Tuesday June 19. Please buy your ticket today to ensure your seat at one of the most fun events of the year, to support Class Size Matters going forward, and to honor our awardees, Council Member Danny Dromm, Norm Scott and Fred […]

June 18, 2018 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Get your Skinny tickets now! and upcoming events on class size, privacy and more

1. Our annual Skinny award dinner is only a week away on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 PM. Get your tickets now! It’s always one of the most delightful nights of the year. More info on the awardees, including Council Member Dromm, Norm Scott, Fred Smith and a mystery awardee here. 2.  There are only four more student […]

June 12, 2018 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Please reserve your seat now for our June 19 Skinny award dinner!

Please reserve your seat now for our Annual Skinny Award dinner on Tuesday June 19. We will be honoring four tremendous individuals who have given us the “real skinny” on NYC public schools: Council Member Danny Dromm, Chair of the Finance Committee & former Education Chair Norm Scott, retired teacher and blogger/videographer extraordinaire Fred Smith, testing expert and critic […]

June 1, 2018 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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