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Attorney and plaintiffs express regret at Appellate Court decision on school budget cuts lawsuit today

A summary and most of the legal filings in the case are posted here. For immediate release: November 22, 2022 For more information:  Laura Barbieri, lbarbieri@advocatesny.com; 914-819-3387 Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   Attorney and plaintiffs express regret at Appellate Court decision on school budget cuts lawsuit today Today, the Appellate Court released their decision in […]

November 22, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Press release: NYC class sizes this year increase sharply in all grade spans except for HS

For immediate release: Nov. 16, 2022 For more information: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   NYC class sizes this year increase sharply in all grade spans except for high school Parent leaders, advocates & elected officials demand DOE create a Task Force to develop plan to lower class size in compliance with new state law   […]

November 16, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Parents and advocates thank Gov. Hochul and cheer the signing of the class size bill

For immediate release: September 9, 2022 Contacts: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com Julia Watson: 978.518.0729; julia@aqeny.org Randi Garay and Shirley Aubin: infocpacnyc@gmail.com Yesterday, Governor Hochul signed the class size bill passed overwhelmingly last June by the Legislature that would require NYC to phase in smaller classes over five years. The only change from the original bill […]

September 9, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Statement on the Appellate Court decision yesterday

August 10, 2022 The Appellate Court acknowledged that the City was entitled to an automatic stay of Judge Frank’s decision. The consequence of the automatic stay is that the budget cuts to schools go back into effect. It is important to note, however, that the Judge did not review or even consider the merits of […]

August 10, 2022 in Press Releases, Updates by

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Judge Denies City Request to Vacate his Temporary Restraining Order Against Budget Cuts to Schools

For immediate release: July 27, 2022   Contact: Laura D. Barbieri 914-819-3387; Lbarbieri@advocatesny.com Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com;   Judge Denies City Request to Vacate his Temporary Restraining Order Against Budget Cuts to Schools   This morning, Judge Lyle Frank rejected the City’s request to vacate his Temporary Restraining Order, which means that any further cuts […]

July 27, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized by

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Judge orders a temporary restraining order in the budget cuts lawsuit

For immediate release: July 22, 2022 Contact: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com; Laura D. Barbieri 914-819-3387; Lbarbieri@advocatesny.com                              Judge orders a temporary restraining order against budget cuts to schools In the lawsuit against the city’s attempt to radically cut budgets filed on July 18, Judge Lyle Frank of the NY State Supreme Court granted the […]

July 22, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized by

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NYC Parents & Teachers File Lawsuit Today Against Mayor Adams’ Savage Cuts To School Budgets

Update: the lawsuit was covered by the Daily News, AM New York, Chalkbeat, and CBS radio so far. The legal papers are posted here. For immediate release: July 18, 2022 Contact: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com; Laura D. Barbieri 914-819-3387; Lbarbieri@advocatesny.com   NYC Parents And Teachers File Lawsuit Today Against Mayor Adams’ Savage Cuts To School […]

July 18, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Anger and distress at Gov. Hochul refusing to sign class size bill with mayoral control bill

For immediate release: July 1, 2022 Contact: Marina Marcou-O’Malley: 518-894-6834, marina@aqeny.org<mailto:marina@aqeny.org&gt Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com<mailto:leoniehaimson@gmail.com> Anger and distress at Gov. Hochul refusing to sign class size bill along with mayoral control bill Parents, education advocates and elected officials reacted with dismay and alarm at the fact that Gov. Hochul signed the mayoral control bill last […]

July 3, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC Class Size Reduction Bill Approved by Legislature! Long Overdue and Urgently Needed

Updated: June 5, 2022 The class size bill passed the NY State Senate Thursday afternoon at 59-4; and the Assembly early Friday morning; 147-2.  Pretty good articles about the passage were published in Gothamist, Chalkbeat , Politics NY and News 4 NY. Other mainstream media outlets merely uncritically repeated long-debunked anti-class size myths. Now please […]

June 3, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates 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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