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Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC Statement on Police Violence Against Black Americans

Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC stand in solidarity with protesters in New York City and around the country to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Tony McDade, Eric Garner and all other Black victims who have tragically died at the hands of the police. We know the role […]

June 5, 2020 in Uncategorized, Updates by

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Why schools should not be reopened next year without reducing class size

The need to reduce class size next fall to improve health and safety and strengthen academic and emotional support and how this could be achieved through budget savings Download the PDF version here. Shorter version in the Gotham Gazette, “To Reopen Schools, The Mayor Needs Smaller Classes — Here’s $570 Million in Potential Department of […]

May 14, 2020 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Emergency press conference on Monday to fight $825 million cuts to schools

Please join us via Zoom on Monday, April 27 at 3 PM to fight the Mayor’s $825 million cuts to schools by cutting contracts and other unnecessary spending instead.  RSVP here or at http://tiny.cc/6pdrnz   [gview file=”https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.31/3zn.338.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Cut-the-Contracts-Save-Our-Schools-with-RSVP-link.pdf”]

April 25, 2020 in Campaigns, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Take action now! urge NY legislators not to cut education funding for next year!

Please contact your legislators now, urging them NOT to cut education funding next year as Gov. Cuomo threatens to do,  by clicking here. Our full legislative agenda is below. [gview file=”https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.31/3zn.338.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CSM-Legislative-Agenda-final-4.pdf”]

March 30, 2020 in Campaigns, Letter Campaigns, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Please help stop looming budget cuts to schools!

March 29, 2020 Dear folks:  Hope you and your families are figuring out how to cope with all the new restrictions on life as we used to live it, as well as the new regime of remote learning – if that’s what your child’s school is trying to do. 1. Meanwhile, NY Governor Cuomo has […]

March 29, 2020 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Some advice and guidance for the week ahead

March 22, 2020 Dear all: A lot of news to catch up on.  Tomorrow starts remote learning for NYC public school students.  If you don’t have an online device, the Chancellor said on Friday that you can pick up written packets of suggested homework at the 400 school sites distributing food.  [UPDATE: apparently these packets […]

March 23, 2020 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Important update on just-announced NYC school closings and other important developments

March 15, 2020 After several weeks of resistance, Mayor de Blasio just announced that starting tomorrow, Monday March 16, NYC public schools will be closed, and will remain closed until at least April 20, to stem the rapid spread of coronavirus.  For the next week, schools will be open only as a place for parents […]

March 15, 2020 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates 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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New flyer for the Feb. 28 class size hearings; please share

Here and below is the updated flyer for the Feb. 28 class size hearings at City Hall, starting at 10 AM.  Please share widely, and sorry for all the confusion. Please come to show your support for smaller classes, even if you don’t choose to testify.  If you can’t be there at 10 AM, don’t […]

February 19, 2020 in Events, Uncategorized by

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UPDATE: Class size hearings now scheduled for Friday Feb. 28! Please come!

Our class size hearings have been rescheduled again, and will now be held on Friday February 28, at 10AM at City Hall in the Committee Room.  A flyer you can download and share is below and here. We  need parents, teachers, and concerned citizens to come out and show their support for this event. You […]

February 19, 2020 in Uncategorized by

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