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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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Resolution for NYC schools to reduce class size 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, CEC 2, CEC 15, CEC 27 and the ECC. Here’s are memos of support for the State Legislation; from NYC Kids PAC, Class Size Matters and Network for Public […]

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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Great news; with more federal AND state funding, no excuse left for NYC Mayor to deny kids the smaller classes they need!

April 7, 2021 1.Tremendous news!  The state finally came through with the additional foundation aid that our schools were promised years ago as a result of the CFE lawsuit, which will mean more than $600 million for NYC schools next year, increasing to an estimated $1.6 billion annually in three years. This is in addition […]

April 7, 2021 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Memo in opposition to raising the cap on charters or allowing “zombie” charters

UPDATE: 4/7/21 Thankfully, the completed state budget does NOT have any increase in the number of charter schools allowed under the cap; nor does it revive the “zombie” charters! April 5, 2021 I just heard from a connected source that raising the charter cap and/or reviving the “zombie” charters is still on the table in […]

April 5, 2021 in Reports & Memos, Updates by

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New Report finds DOE overspent millions on charter rental subsidies & owes millions to co-located public schools for facility upgrades

The NY Daily News and WCBS-TV covered the lack of matching funds issue. For immediate release: March 25, 2021 Media contact: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com, 917-435-9329 New report finds DOE overspent by many millions on rental subsidies for charter schools and owed millions to co-located public schools for facility upgrades Analysis by Class Size Matters reveals […]

March 25, 2021 in Press Releases, Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Testimony on need for federal funds to be used for smaller classes next year, for safety and for enhanced academic and social support

City Council Education budget hearings were held yesterday.  See our testimony below, advocating for a billion dollars of the federal funds NYC will receive of the $2.5 billion be used for smaller classes below for the sake of health, safety and to address the damage done by more than a year of remote learning.

March 24, 2021 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Urge the Mayor and the Council to use a big chunk of the federal funds to reduce class size next year!

Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC are advocating for  one billion dollars of the approximately $2.5 billion in extra federal funds that NYC schools are due to get next year and the year after to be invested in smaller classes,  for NYC students who will need them more than every before. This is a […]

March 17, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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