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Take our class size survey now!

March 17, 2022 Dear folks — 1. Class Size Matters would love to hear directly from NYC public school parents, teachers, principals, students and other school staff about how class size and related issues have affected learning in your schools this year. Our survey is posted here.  𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 will only 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗲𝗻 […]

March 31, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Education advocates and parents speak out against appointment of Joe Belluck to the Panel for Educational Policy

For immediate release: Feb. 15, 2022 Contact: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329 Education advocates and parents speak out against appointment of Joe Belluck to the Panel for Educational Policy   The news that Joe Belluck, chair of the SUNY charter committee, is going to be appointed to the NYC Board of Education, otherwise known as the […]

February 15, 2022 in Press Releases, Updates by

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Please urge your legislators to put class size requirements into their one-House budgets!

Feb. 14, 2022 Today Class Size Matters, the Alliance for Quality Education, the Education Law Center and NYC Kids PAC sent a letter to state legislators, urging them to include class size caps in their one-house budgets, so that the additional state funding our schools are due to receive will be invested in providing NYC […]

February 15, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Urge the Office of Civil Rights to collect data on class size!

Feb. 10, 2022 Every few years the Office of Civil Rights of the US Dept. of Education asks for comments on what data they should collect from districts. Accurate data on class size is nearly impossible to find in many districts across the country, despite the fact that it is a key element in education […]

February 10, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Podcast on schools during pandemic & issue briefing for NYC parents

Jan. 30, 2022 1. Please check out our latest Talk out of School podcast, with parent and teacher activists describing what’s been done in their districts for the sake of health, safety and academic support to students during the pandemic, with Damaris Allen, Hillsborough County parent and President of the FL Collaboration Project; Glenn Sacks, […]

February 10, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Issue briefing for parents on Monday and other news

Jan. 27, 2022 1. This Monday evening, Jan. 31, Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC will be co-hosting a issue briefing via Zoom, designed for CEC members but other interested parents/teachers/advocates are welcome as well. We’ll be providing lots of useful info on Mayoral control, class size and the Capital plan, diversity and equity, […]

February 10, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Top blog posts & podcasts from 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 Just a short email to wish you a wonderful New Year and to thank you for your support over the past months. I also thought you might be interested in checking out my most read blog posts and most-listened to Talk out of School podcasts from 2021. And if you haven’t yet, […]

January 13, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Send a letter to DOE and NYSED opposing their defective C4E “plan” today!

Jan. 13, 2022 DOE has proposed a totally inadequate Contracts for Excellence plan that will not provide NYC students with their right to a sound basic education. Class Size Matters, the Alliance for Quality Education and the Education Law Center just sent a letter to DOE and the NY State Education Department strongly opposing this […]

January 13, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Help deliver smaller classes to NYC kids in 2​02​2

December 23, 2021 Though it was disappointing that the City Council was blocked from passing the class size bill Int. 2374, despite 41 co-sponsors, we did prove that there is a tremendous consensus and a growing impetus to finally provide NYC kids with the smaller classes they need and deserve. We will work to see […]

December 29, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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An Appeal from Diane Ravitch

December 29, 2021 Dear friend – As a historian, I have studied reform in NYC and in cities across the nation. Reform usually means shaking up the system. Centralize, decentralize, recentralize. Reorganize the bureaucracy, put the mayor in control, change the decision-making structure. Hire consultants, hire data analysts, hire coaches. Or reform means outsource the […]

December 29, 2021 in Newsletters, Updates by

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