Newsletters

Latest news on class size, school overcrowding, wasteful DOE contracts and more!

Nov. 29, 2022 Dear all — I know you must be bombarded with emails today about Giving Tuesday, but Class Size Matters would truly appreciate your support, so we can continue our work for smaller classes and a more accountable Dept of Education in 2023. Please donate today. Here is just some of what we’ve […]

November 29, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

No comments yet

Attorney and plaintiffs express regret at Appellate Court decision on school budget cuts lawsuit today

A summary and most of the legal filings in the case are posted here.  Here are news clips from the  NY Times, the Daily News, Chalkbeat and Gothamist. For immediate release: November 22, 2022 For more information:  Laura Barbieri, lbarbieri@advocatesny.com; 914-819-3387 Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   Attorney and plaintiffs express regret at Appellate Court decision […]

November 22, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

No comments yet

Press release: NYC class sizes this year increase sharply in all grade spans except for HS

For immediate release: Nov. 16, 2022 For more information: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   NYC class sizes this year increase sharply in all grade spans except for high school Parent leaders, advocates & elected officials demand DOE create a Task Force to develop plan to lower class size in compliance with new state law   […]

November 16, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

No comments yet

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

No comments yet

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

No comments yet

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

Comments are disabled for this post

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

Comments are disabled for this post

Take our five-minute survey about impact of budget cuts on your school!

Oct. 6, 2022 We need to hear NYC from teachers, parents, students, principals and other school staff as to what the impact of the budget cuts has been on your school this year, in terms of class size and other critical services and programs. Last year, because school funding was sufficient despite the enrollment decline, […]

October 6, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

Comments are disabled for this post

2020 Newsletters

2020 Newsletters December 28, 2020 Please give so we can continue our work for smaller classes & student privacy in 2021 December 13, 2020 News update on Mayoral control, school planning for next year, and please give! November 12, 2020 Deadlines for in-person schooling, class size reporting, and questions about DOE’s protection of student data […]

September 28, 2022 in Uncategorized by

Comments are disabled for this post

Latest update on budget cuts to schools!

August 24, 2022 On Monday, the Education Committee held hearings on the Council resolution, demanding the Mayor restore $469 million in Fair Student Funding cuts to schools. Our testimony is here, which includes an updated analysis showing that DOE cuts to school Galaxy budgets as of August 21, 2022 totaled nearly $1.3 billion dollars. Last […]

September 28, 2022 in Uncategorized by

Comments are disabled for this post