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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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Lawsuit filed to stop the closure of PS 25, the 4th best public elementary school in NYC according to the DOE

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Contact: Leonie Haimson, 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com   Today a lawsuit was filed in the Brooklyn State Supreme Court against the proposed closure of P.S. 25 Eubie Blake in District 16, Brooklyn, a zoned neighborhood school, which Chancellor Carmen Farina and the Board of Education are attempting to close without […]

March 27, 2018 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC Class sizes increase again this year; Parents, advocates and attorneys urge NYSED Commissioner rule on complaint and make DOE take action now

For immediate release: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 Contact: Leonie Haimson, 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com   NYC Class sizes increase again this year Parents, advocates and attorneys urge NYSED Commissioner rule on complaint and make DOE take action now Last week, the NYC Department of Education released class size data for the current school year, showing that class […]

November 21, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized by

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NYC Parent files FERPA complaint to US Department of Education on DOE disclosures to charter schools

For immediate release: November 9, 2017   For more information: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329, leoniehaimson@gmail.com Johanna Garcia: 646-651-9728, johanna.newyork@gmail.com   NYC Parent files FERPA complaint to US Department of Education DOE violated her child’s privacy by disclosing personal information to charter schools without her consent   On Monday, Nov. 6, Johanna Garcia, President of the Community […]

November 9, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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New Report Reveals Thousands of School Seats Lost in NYC Over the Last Decade Leading to Worse Overcrowding

For immediate release: September 21, 2017 For more information contact: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   Today, Class Size Matters released a new report entitled Seats Gained and Lost in NYC Schools: The Untold Story.  For the first time, this study reveals that more than 50,000 NYC public school seats were eliminated during the decade of […]

September 21, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC PARENTS FILE COMPLAINT TO ENFORCE LAW TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE

News articles about our legal complaint were reported by in WNYC Schoolbook: Parents Push NY to Enforce Smaller Class Size Law,  NY1:  Here’s how parents aim to reduce class sizes of city public schools, and the Queens Chronicle: Obey the Law, School Parents Tell City DOE    For Immediate Release:  July 6, 2017   Contact: […]

July 6, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NY Appellate Court Affirms School Leadership Team Meetings are Open to the Public

For Immediate Release Date: October 25, 2016 Contact: Leonie Haimson, 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com   In a rebuke to the NYC Department of Education, which began closing School Leadership Team (SLT) meetings to the public in 2013, a New York appellate court has found that closing the meetings violates the state’s Open Meetings Law.  In a decision […]

October 25, 2016 in Press Releases, Updates by

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Chief Privacy Officer Finally Appointed; Parents and Advocates Await Next Steps to Protect Student Data 

For immediate release August 24, 2016 For more information: Leonie Haimson, leonie@classsizematters.org, 917-435-9329 Chief Privacy Officer Finally Appointed; Parents and Advocates Await Next Steps to Protect Student Data  The long overdue appointment announced today by the NY State Education Department of a Chief Privacy Officer, Temitope Akinyemi, is an important step forward to begin to […]

August 24, 2016 in Press Releases, Updates by

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