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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, 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, Updates by

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Please send a letter on the need to lower class size to your State Senator today! and other updates

May 15, 2021 Please send a letter today to your State Legislators by clicking here, urging them to sign onto S.6296 , introduced by Sen. Robert Jackson, and A.7447 , introduced by Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, to update and renew NYC’s commitment to lower class size in all grades – especially now our schools are […]

May 3, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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How do you think NYC should spend $8 billion to improve our schools? Attend our conference & take our survey

We are holding our annual Parent Action Conference on Sat. May 22 from 11 AM – 1 PM with Kids PAC, to gain input from parents, teachers and others on how NYC should invest the $8 billion in additional state and federal funds our schools are due to receive in the next two to three […]

May 3, 2021 in Events, Uncategorized, Updates by

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2 Easy ways to help make sure NYC kids get smaller classes starting next year!

April 27, 2021 1.The Mayor released his proposed budget yesterday. Despite the crying need for smaller classes and the Council’s proposal to allocate $250 million for that purpose, instead he wants to spend $500 million for something called for “Intensive Academic Recovery for Every Student” which will cover tutoring and “universal academic assessments”, though he […]

April 27, 2021 in Uncategorized by

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FAQ: Why NYC Schools should use infusion of new federal & state funds to lower class size next year

Check out the fact sheet here or below.  If you support smaller classes, please urge your CEC or community group to support this resolution.  Please also sign our petition here.

April 21, 2021 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Resolutions and memos of support for class size reduction, starting in Fall 2021

This resolution is also posted as a pdf here.  The Chancellors Parent Advisory Council  has passed a similar one, as has Community Board 2 in Manhattan, CB12 in Manhattan, CEC 2, CEC 8, CEC 15, CEC 27 and the Education Council Consortium. Here’s are memos of support for the state legislation S.6296/A7447  submitted by the […]

April 21, 2021 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC Council proposes $250 million for class size reduction next year

For immediate release: April 20, 2021 Contact: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   NYC Council proposes $250 million for class size reduction next year!   In their Preliminary Budget Response, the NYC Council proposes that next year $250 million should be allocated to lowering class size, especially targeted towards struggling schools with vulnerable student populations. This […]

April 20, 2021 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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