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Latest news on school reopening, DOE testing plan and blended learning class sizes

September 1, 2020 Friends– Today, the Mayor, the Chancellor and the unions – the UFT, CSA and DC37—announced a deal that would move back the first day of school to Wednesday, September 16. All students will begin remote instruction on that day. In-person learning will begin the week of Monday Sept. 21 for blended learning […]

September 2, 2020 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Latest update on NYC school reopening plans; and why many parents still appear undecided

August 10, 2020 Dear friends– On Friday, the NYC Department of Education posted the latest version of their reopening plans. It contained two big revisions from the one previously released: Now schools will be able apply for exemptions from having to provide any in-person learning , and/or give preference to certain vulnerable populations to receive this […]

August 11, 2020 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Deadline on Friday to sign up for remote or in-person learning next year

August 4, 2020 Dear friends– Late on Friday, the DOE released the outline of a plan for school reopening in the fall, to be submitted to the State Board of Health.   They promise more details at the school level will follow. They released a rubric and protocol for individual school closures if Covid cases emerge among students or staff. […]

August 5, 2020 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Contact your legislators now – schools desperately need funding to reopen safely next fall!

July 21, 2020 Last week, Governor Cuomo, the State Department of Health, and the NY State Education Department all came out with detailed guidance on what measures schools should take to reopen in the fall to ensure health and safety as well as provide instructional and emotional support to their students. If the COVID positivity rates of all […]

July 21, 2020 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Take Action, Updates by

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Update on city budget deal: what it means for our schools

July 1, 2020 Dear friends– Whether the budget that was just passed by the City Council was a good one or not depends on whether you’re looking at the glass half empty or half full. According to the Council press release, they negotiated the restoration of $100 million in proposed cuts to Fair Student Funding, $11.6 […]

July 2, 2020 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Another way to urge the Mayor and NYC Council to increase the budget for schools next year

June 26, 2020 Dear friends– Thank you so much sending a message via Action Network to the Mayor & Chancellor to let them know school budgets next year must be increased rather than cut to ensure the health & safety of students and staff, and to provide smaller classes & sufficient support to kids who will need […]

June 30, 2020 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Mayor threatens even more budget cuts; send your letters today!

June 24, 2020 Friends– Update: The NYC budget is due June 30, a week from today. This morning, Mayor de Blasio announced that he is considering another $1 billion in cuts, which would necessitate the layoff of an additional 22,000 municipal workers.   PLEASE, send a letter to the Mayor and Chancellor today, if you haven’t already, urging him […]

June 24, 2020 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Send a letter to Mayor now! and school reopening conference & task force

June 23, 2020 Friends — We are in the final week of the city budget negotiations. According to sources, the Mayor is holding fast and insisting on huge cuts to schools, which will prevent them from being reopened next year with all sufficient health and safety precautions and enough teachers and counselors that our kids […]

June 24, 2020 in Newsletters by

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Send a letter TODAY to NYC Council Speaker & leaders that school budgets must be increased, not cut

Friends — Please send a letter to the Speaker Johnson today and the Education and Finance Council chairs to say that the DOE budget should NOT be cut next year, as the Mayor has proposed; but instead, school funding should be increased so they can hire more teachers, counselors, nurses, custodial staff as well as purchasing the supplies to ensure that […]

June 18, 2020 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Please join us June 20 for: Sharing Ideas & Solutions for Reopening Schools -The Path Forward

June 11, 2020 Dear friends– Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC will be holding a conference via Zoom called Sharing Ideas & Solutions for Reopening Schools: The Path Forward on Saturday, June 20 from 11 AM to 1 PM. During this conference, we will collect ideas from parents, guardians, teachers, students and concerned New Yorkers about what precautions and […]

June 12, 2020 in Newsletters by

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