Presentations

Meeting the Class size caps: data for District 24 and District 30

Nov. 18, 2022 Below a presentation I provided to CM Krishnan on the challenges faced by D 24 and D30 in meeting the class size caps in the new class size law

November 28, 2022 in Presentations by

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UPDATE: Trends in average NYC public school class size 2007-2022

Updated 11/18/2022. See our press release about the new class size data, which has sparked concerns among electeds, parents, teachers that the DOE is not prepared to comply with the new state law, and urging the Chancellor to form a task force as soon as possible to help develop the class size reduction plan. 

November 16, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Class Size/ Overcrowding Presentation for NYC Council Education chair Rita Joseph

Here is the presentation I gave Oct. 31, 2022 for CM Rita Joseph, on the new class size law and need for enhanced Council oversight and a Task Force to consider changes in DOE policies and practices to make sure that the class size benchmakrs in the new state law can be met by DOE. […]

November 11, 2022 in Presentations, Uncategorized by

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Presentation for the Real Deal on School Budgets forum

Below is the presentation I gave at the Real Deal on School Budgets forum, sponsored by Senator Robert Jackson on Oct. 25, 2022, with a special focus class size, school overcrowding and cuts to School district 6. If you’d like a similar briefing for your CEC or community group, with a focus on your schools, […]

October 26, 2022 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Please join CPAC & many CECs in urging that a Class Size Task Force be created; there is no time to waste.

On June 2, 2022 the Legislature overwhelming passed the class size bill,  S9460/ A10498,  by a vote of 59-4 in the Senate and 147-2 in the Assembly.  The bill required that NYC implement a five-year class size reduction plan beginning in the fall of 2022.  On Sept. 8, 2022, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the bill […]

October 13, 2022 in Campaigns, Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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FAQ on the state’s new class size law

You can download this fact sheet as a pdf here. Updated Nov. 1, 2022 FAQ on the state’s new class size law for NYC On June 2, 2022 the Legislature overwhelming passed  S9460/ A10498  by a vote of 59-4 in the Senate and 147-2 in the Assembly.  The bill required that NYC implement a five-year […]

September 28, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Our Opportunity to Learn index: an alternative school accountability system

Former principal Shane Safir has a piece in Education Week arguing against the over reliance on standardized test scores to judge schools. Instead she argues that “We need to shift our focus from so-called “achievement gaps” to opportunity gaps by collecting qualitative information that is close to the learner.” In 2017, when NY State was […]

September 24, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized by

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Gov. Hochul signing statement of class size bill

September 8, 2022 On June 2, 2022 the Legislature overwhelming passed S9460/ A10498 by a vote of 59-4 in the Senate and 147-2 in the Assembly. The bill requires that NYC implement a five-year class size reduction plan, to be phased in over five years, beginning in the fall of 2022. On Sept. 8, 2022, […]

September 19, 2022 in Reports & Memos by

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Our testimony on budget cuts, the unfairness of Fair Student Funding, and the possible re-emergence of the ATR pool

August 22, 2022 Check out Class Size Matters testimony at hearings of the Council Education Department today on their resolution, demanding the Mayor restore the budget cuts to schools. We included a critique of the entire design of the Fair Student Funding system, showing how it was structured to maximize class sizes and incentivize principals […]

August 22, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Letter to Gov. Hochul, correcting numerous factual errors in NY Post oped & urging her to sign class size bill

August 20, 2022 A few weeks ago, the NY Post ran an oped by a plaintiff in the NYSER case, which was an educational lawsuit  filed in 2014 and settled last fall,  after the Governor agreed to fully fund the amount to NYC schools owed them from the Campaign for Fiscal Equity case. This NY […]

August 20, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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