Reports & Memos

Report: How Class Size Matters helped the city save $727 million, and our plea to the Mayor how to use these funds for NYC kids

December 23, 2015 Last February, on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I was perusing the list of DOE contracts due to be voted on that week by the Panel for Educational Policy. Among the long list of contracts, I noticed a proposed contract for equipment and internet wiring worth $1.1 billion over five years, extendable to nine […]

December 28, 2015 in Reports & Memos, Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Updates by

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Report: Number of K-3 Students in classes of 30 or more risen sharply since 2011

A PDF of this report can be downloaded here.   NYC Class Size data released; average class sizes still increasing according to DOE K-3 students in classes of 30 or more have doubled since 2011   November 16, 2015 The NYC Department of Education released the latest class size data as of Oct. 31, 2015, citywide, […]

December 21, 2015 in Reports & Memos, Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Updates by

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Testimony: Zoning Changes Should Not be Approved Without a Plan to Build Enough Schools

A copy of our Testimony for the City Planning Commission, a PDF of this testimony can be downloaded here. Testimony before the City Planning Commission December 16, 2015   Dear Chair Weisbrod and members of the Commission: My name is Miho Watabe, and I am testifying on behalf of Class Size Matters, a citywide public […]

December 21, 2015 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Testimony: Large Class Sizes Still Prevalent in Renewal Schools

You can download a PDF version of the Testimony Here. Testimony of Leonie Haimson before the NYC Council Education Committee On the Renewal Schools   November 23, 2015 Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today.  My name is Leonie Haimson; I run Class Size Matters, a citywide advocacy group devoted to providing information […]

November 24, 2015 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Testimony at Common Core Task Force Hearing

Out comments to the 2015 Common Core Task Force Hearing on November 6, 2015 and can be read here.  

November 10, 2015 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Parent Action Conference (PAC) 2015, Powerpoints and Materials

Class Size Matters co-sponsored the Parent Action Conference 2015, which took place November 7, 2015 at PS 133. The following are some power points and materials from the conference, organized by sessions.            Plenary Panel Discussion: Alleviating Overcrowding and School Capital Planning Presented by The Honorable Brad Lander, NYC Council; Leonie Haimson, […]

November 10, 2015 in Powerpoints, Uncategorized by

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Grover Cleveland Receivership Comments 2015

Our comments on the Grover Cleveland High School Receivership Proposal: September 25, 2015.  

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Comments on Flushing HS Receivership Proposal 2015

Our comments on Flushing HS Receivership Proposal: September 25, 2015  

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Our comments at last night’s C4E hearings

The DOE is holding annual borough hearings on their 2015-2016 Contracts for Excellence (C4E) plan, as required by state law. The C4E program, established in 2007 in response to the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, provides targeted state funds that were supposed to be used to reduce class size and other approved goals in NYC and […]

July 16, 2015 in Testimonies & Comments by

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Letter to Mayor/Chancellor about need to expand school capital plan from Public Advocate, City Councilmembers and Parent Leaders

June 11, 2015 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc. by

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