Testimonies & Comments

Class Size Matters testimony on DOE’s school reopening plan

Sept. 1, 2021 City Council hearings on DOE’s school reopening plan are being held today. Here and embedded below  is the testimony that Class Size Matters will give.

September 1, 2021 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Two easy ways to fight for smaller classes for your kids!

Aug. 25, 2021 Dear all – I hope you and your family are enjoying the last few weeks of summer. 1. The bill that would require smaller classes that was introduced by CM Mark Treyger nearly a month ago. Int 2374-2021,  has 15 co-sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Eric Dinowitz, Selvena N. […]

August 25, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Send in your comments today about DOE’s bogus Contracts for Excellence plan!

The DOE has proposed a Contracts for Excellence spending plan  that is completely inadequate to provide an equitable or adequate education to NYC kids — contrary to the intent of the law, which was passed to fulfill the goals of the CFE lawsuit. The DOE claims that the state has allocated no more funding to […]

August 24, 2021 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Send a letter to Congress about the need for funds to repair, modernize and build new schools!

Aug. 9, 2021 Dear all — 1.       At this point it is uncertain as to whether Congress will include funds for school construction, repair and upgrades in their infrastructure reconciliation package, even though the need for ventilation and social distancing in our classrooms is more critical than ever. The American Society of […]

August 10, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Talking points for C4E borough hearings

July 29, 2021 The DOE is holding borough hearings on their proposed Contracts for Excellence plan from Aug. 2-Aug. 5 at 6:30 PM.  The location of these hearings and the proposed plan are posted here. You can also send your comments on the plan by emailing ContractsForExcellence@schools.nyc.gov  Below are some questions you can ask and […]

July 29, 2021 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Serious concerns with the DOE’s proposed C4E plan; make your voices heard!

July 29, 2021 Check out the memo Class Size Matters, the Education Law Center and the Alliance for Quality Education sent to Commissioner Rosa and Regents Chancellor Young today, outlining our serious reservations concerning the DOE’s proposed Contract for Excellence plan for school year 2021-2022.  That plan is posted here. More from the DOE, including […]

July 29, 2021 in Uncategorized by

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Let us know if your school is on this class size “pilot” list

Update:  The DOE has now posted a School Allocation Memo 49 with guidance for this $18 million class size reduction “pilot” in 72 elementary schools, as well as a spreadsheet listing actual amounts per school. [The spreadsheet allotments only add up to $14.3 million, but perhaps that’s because the DOE is covering the rest of […]

July 29, 2021 in Uncategorized, Updates by

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Letter to Chancellor to ensure there’s meaningful public input in spending of C4E state funds

See our letter written with the Education Law Center to the DOE Chancellor about the need to hold prompt hearings to gain input from parents and others on how the C4E funding will be spent next year.  This public input is legally required and is especially critical now, given that our schools are finally getting […]

June 24, 2021 in Reports & Memos, State Class Size Programs, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Watch our new video: Why class size matters!

 NYC educators, parents, students, elected officials explain how class size has a profound impact on learning and the quality of education, especially for disadvantaged and high needs students, and that for the sake of true equity, class sizes should be reduced in NYC and nationwide.  If you agree, please sign our petition to the […]

June 18, 2021 in Media, Uncategorized, Updates, Videos by

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New! NYC Mayoral candidate positions on public education issues

Updated June 14, 2021. Below is our summary of the positions of the leading candidates for NYC Mayor on a range of critical education issues. For maximum readability, download it and read at 100% of its size. Please share with others!

June 12, 2021 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized by

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