Reports, Testimonies, Etc.

Testimony on Impact of COVID-19 on Student Learning and Academic Achievement

A pdf of this testimony is posted here. Class Size Matters Testimony on Impact of COVID-19 on Student Learning and Academic Achievement January 20, 2021 Thank you for holding these oversight hearings today. My name is Leonie Haimson and I am the Executive Director of Class Size Matters. Recent articles in the NY Post [1], […]

January 20, 2021 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Testimony on Attendance Reporting Bills

October 16, 2020 The NYC Council Education and Health Committees held oversight hearings on October 16 on the reopening of schools, as well as two proposed bills to require detailed attendance reporting: Int. 2058 and Int. 2104. Below is my testimony on the issue of class size and how to sharpen these bills to require more precise and disaggregated reporting […]

October 19, 2020 in Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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PEP Memo on DOE Contracts and Student Privacy (10.19.20)

I sent the below memo to the members of the Panel for Educational Policy last week; questions about their busing contracts, DOE’s lack of compliance with the state student privacy law by failing to post their district data privacy policy and contracts with vendors that have access to personal student data, and problems related to […]

October 19, 2020 in Privacy, Reports & Memos, Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Letter to regents regarding reopening schools

Below is a letter we sent last week from Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC to Chancellor Rosa, the Board of Regents and the NY State Education Commissioner, with copies to Chancellor Carranza and other education decision makers, highlighting some of the most important concerns and ideas offered by parents, teachers and others who […]

July 7, 2020 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Testimony on education budget and capital plan

The following is my written testimony on the education budget and five-year capital plan, detailing the additional staffing and space that will be needed for schools to reopen safely next year. Smaller class sizes are always of concern, but are especially critical now given the need for social distancing in light of the COVID-19 crisis. […]

May 28, 2020 in Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Testimonies from parents, teachers, and students about the importance of reducing class size

On Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, parents, students, educators and advocates testified on the importance of reducing class size at City Hall hearings of the NYC Education Committee, chaired by Council Member Mark Treyger. Below are links to written statements of some of these testimonies. Video testimony can be found here. Regent Kathy Cashin testifies how when she was […]

May 20, 2020 in Testimonies & Comments by

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Videos of parents, teachers and students testifying about the importance of reducing class size

On Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, parents, students, educators and advocates testified on the importance of reducing class size at City Hall hearings of the NYC Education Committee, chaired by Council Member Mark Treyger. Below are videos and links to written statements of some of these testimonies.  The full  unedited video of the hearings is here. […]

March 5, 2020 in Media, Testimonies & Comments, Updates, Videos by

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Testimony on the importance of lowering class size in NYC schools

A pdf of this testimony is posted here; a video of my abbreviated remarks is here. Leonie Haimson’s Testimony before the NYC Council Education Committee on the Need to Reduce Class Size in the NYC Public Schools Feb. 28, 2020 Thank you Chair Treyger for holding these important hearings today on a subject that is […]

March 5, 2020 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Testimony on mayoral control

The NY Assembly Education chair Michael Benedetto and other members of the Education committee held hearings today on Mayoral control which the Legislature renewed with minor changes last spring until June 2022. More on these hearings on the NYC public school parent blog here. My testimony is below; but in response to questions I also […]

December 16, 2019 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Foundation aid testimony

Dec. 3, 2019 My testimony to the NY Senate on the Foundation aid funding to schools in NYC and statewide is below. [gview file=”https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.96/3zn.338.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Class-Size-Matters-testimony-on-foundation-aid-final-12.3.19.pdf”]

December 16, 2019 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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