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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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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How the Mayor’s proposed budget cuts to schools will drive class sizes up rather than down

Our 2022 Parent Action conference was great; about 80 people participated. Here is the presentation I gave on the new class size bill and yet how proposed budget cuts to schools will likely cause class sizes to rise sharply rather than decrease. Sure enough, last night school budgets were released, and they were brutal. Some […]

June 6, 2022 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Presentation on the proposed budget cuts to schools & their likely impact on class size

May 23, 2022 Below is the presentation I gave to the ECC on the proposed budget cuts to schools and the capital plan and their likely impact on class size and school overcrowding.  Because of the sharp decline in enrollment of the past two years, the DOE has a real opportunity to sustain the smaller […]

May 23, 2022 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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DOE proposing to cut $1.1B & 11,000 new seats from the adopted capital plan

The presentation is also posted here. The DOE is proposing to cut $1.1 billion from new school construction in the capital plan, and to cut more than 6,000 seats from Queens and nearly that many from the Bronx.  The Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this plan on Wednesday night, April 27 at 6 […]

April 25, 2022 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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why reduce class size especially now? UFT Queens parent presentation

On Saturday, 11/20/21,  I gave the following presentation to participants at the Queens parent conference on why we must reduce class size in NYC schools and how you can help.  Also downloadable at https://tinyurl.com/Queensclasssize. If you’d like to invite us  to your meeting, please email us at info@classsizematters.org.  thanks!

November 20, 2021 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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De Blasio’s education record: presentation at CUNY SLU forum

Sept. 30, 2021 I was asked to provide a brief summary of de Blasio’s educational record for a forum sponsored by CUNY’s School of Labor and Urban Studies today, with other presenters on other issues listed to the left. My presentation was limited to five minutes so I couldn’t present the entire power point,  and […]

September 30, 2021 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Results from Parent Action Conference 2021: How do parents, educators & students want $8B in additional funds to be spent?

On Sat. May 22, 2021, we had a great Parent Action Conference, co-sponsored with NYC Kids PAC and Teens Take Charge, to brainstorm on how parents, educators and students would like the $8B in additional federal and state funds should be spent to meet our students’ needs.  Thanks to all her participated! Our terrific keynote […]

May 22, 2021 in Presentations, Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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CPAC: Why next year will be our best opportunity to lower class size in our schools

We gave this power point presentation to the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council on 5.6.21 on why next year, because of the big increase in state and federal funding, we will have the best opportunity to lower class size, at a time  when students will need smaller classes more than ever before. Here it is a […]

May 6, 2021 in Presentations, Uncategorized by

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