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Please send a letter on the need to lower class size to your State Senator today! and other updates

May 15, 2021 Please send a letter today to your State Legislators by clicking here, urging them to sign onto S.6296 , introduced by Sen. Robert Jackson, and A.7447 , introduced by Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, to update and renew NYC’s commitment to lower class size in all grades – especially now our schools are […]

May 3, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC Council proposes $250 million for class size reduction next year

For immediate release: April 20, 2021 Contact: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   NYC Council proposes $250 million for class size reduction next year!   In their Preliminary Budget Response, the NYC Council proposes that next year $250 million should be allocated to lowering class size, especially targeted towards struggling schools with vulnerable student populations. This […]

April 20, 2021 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Great news; with more federal AND state funding, no excuse left for NYC Mayor to deny kids the smaller classes they need!

April 7, 2021 1.Tremendous news!  The state finally came through with the additional foundation aid that our schools were promised years ago as a result of the CFE lawsuit, which will mean more than $600 million for NYC schools next year, increasing to an estimated $1.6 billion annually in three years. This is in addition […]

April 7, 2021 in Newsletters, Updates by

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New Report finds DOE overspent millions on charter rental subsidies & owes millions to co-located public schools for facility upgrades

The NY Daily News and WCBS-TV covered the lack of matching funds issue. For immediate release: March 25, 2021 Media contact: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com, 917-435-9329 New report finds DOE overspent by many millions on rental subsidies for charter schools and owed millions to co-located public schools for facility upgrades Analysis by Class Size Matters reveals […]

March 25, 2021 in Press Releases, Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Urge the Mayor and the Council to use a big chunk of the federal funds to reduce class size next year!

Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC are advocating for  one billion dollars of the approximately $2.5 billion in extra federal funds that NYC schools are due to get next year and the year after to be invested in smaller classes,  for NYC students who will need them more than every before. This is a […]

March 17, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Tonight’s forum on mayoral control, vote on gifted test and BLM in schools this week

Jan. 31, 2021 I’ll be speaking tonight Sunday at 8 PM with other teachers, parents and advocates at a forum on how mayoral control or our schools should be changed– more here, including how to sign up and/or watch on Facebook live. An example of the problems with this governance system is how last week, […]

January 31, 2021 in Newsletters by

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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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Please give so we can continue our work for smaller classes & student privacy in 2021

Dec. 28, 2020 Dear Friends — 2020 was a difficult year for Class Size Matters as it was for many non-profits. If you support our mission of smaller classes, so that all students no matter what their background can receive the help and feedback from teachers they need for an equitable opportunity to learn, please […]

December 28, 2020 in News, Newsletters, Updates by

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News update on Mayoral control, school planning for next year, and please give!

December 13, 2020 Dear Friends, 1 – It’s that time of year; please give to Class Size Matters, we need financial support especially as we could not hold our annual Skinny award fundraiser last spring because of COVID. We rely on donations from our supporters; please do so by clicking here. Also, if you’re buying gifts on […]

December 13, 2020 in News, Newsletters, 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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