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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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Council hearings on class size so overcrowded that scores of parents and advocates are turned away

For immediate release Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 Contact: Leonie Haimson; leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329. Council hearings on class size so overcrowded that scores of parents and advocates are  turned away Today, from 10 AM to 3:45 PM, the City Council Education Committee held hearings on class size at City Hall.  So many people showed up to testify that it was […]

March 3, 2020 in Press Releases, Updates by

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City Council Hearings on Friday, Feb. 28 to feature testimony from elected and education leaders on need to lower class size in NYC public schools

Media Advisory   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2020 CONTACT:  Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   City Council Hearings on Friday, Feb. 28 to feature testimony from elected and education leaders on need to lower class size in NYC public schools NEW YORK, NY- On Friday, February 28 at 10 AM the NYC Council Education Committee will hold […]

February 27, 2020 in Press Releases by

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New report reveals over $100 million spent last year by NYC on charter facilities

For immediate release: October 21, 2019 Contact: Leonie Haimson, 917-435-9329, leoniehaimson@gmail.com   New report reveals over $100 million spent last year by NYC on charter facilities Includes payments to help charter schools rent space in buildings owned by their CMOs or related parties Also: 175 public schools co-located with charters lack $22M in matching funds […]

October 21, 2019 in Press Releases, Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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New report finds pre-K expansion led to worse overcrowding in hundreds of NYC schools

The Daily News covered this story here.  The full report is here. For immediate release: December 18, 2018 More information: leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329 School overcrowding in NYC has been worsened by the expansion of pre-K and 3-K classes, as detailed in a new report, “The Impact of PreK on School Overcrowding: Lack of Planning, Lack of […]

December 18, 2018 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Elected and parent leaders urge the Mayor to fully fund need for school seats in soon-to-be released capital plan

For immediate release: October 26, 2018 Contact: Leonie Haimson, 917-435-9329; leonie@classsizematters.org   Elected and parent leaders urge the Mayor to fully fund need for school seats in soon-to-be released capital plan They warn that school overcrowding will worsen without a focused effort to expand capacity The new five-year capital plan for schools for 2020-2024 is […]

October 26, 2018 in overcrowding, Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Parent sues City Hall for refusing to release unredacted decision memo on class size

This media release is also available here.   For immediate release: July 17, 2018 For more information contact: Leonie Haimson; leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329.   On Monday, July 16, 2018, Brooke Parker, a NYC public school parent, filed a lawsuit against the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York, challenging the almost complete redaction […]

July 17, 2018 in Press Releases, Updates by

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Network for Public Education Disappointed in Supreme Court’s Janus Decision

For immediate release: Media Contact: Carol Burris, Network for Public Education:   516-993-2141 (cell)                                                                             cburris@networkforpubliceducation.org NPE calls decision “politically motivated” and […]

June 27, 2018 in Press Releases by

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Congressman Crowley Calls For $10 Billion Investment to Build New Schools for Communities in Need

June 5, 2018 Press Release (Queens, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, introduced legislation to invest $10 billion toward building new schools to address chronic overcrowding in primary, middle, and high schools. The School Overcrowding Reduction Act is part of Congressman Crowley’s Better Deal for Queens and the […]

June 6, 2018 in Press Releases by

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Advocates and Parents Sue in Court to Demand City Reduce Class Size Now

For immediate release: Monday April 16, 2018 Contact: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail; 917-435-9329   On Thursday April 12, 2018, Class Size Matters, the Alliance for Quality Education and nine parents from all five New York City boroughs filed a lawsuit against the NYC Chancellor Carranza, the Department of Education, and NY Education Commissioner Elia in the […]

April 15, 2018 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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