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Welcome back, new developments on privacy, class size survey, & primaries tomorrow

Dear Folks, Welcome back to a new school year.  I have some good news and not-so-good news to report. After a two year delay, the NYS Education Department finally appointed a Chief Privacy Officer, as required by the student privacy law passed in March 2014. This is the law that also banned inBloom.  Here is […]

September 12, 2016 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Chief Privacy Officer Finally Appointed; Parents and Advocates Await Next Steps to Protect Student Data 

For immediate release August 24, 2016 For more information: Leonie Haimson, leonie@classsizematters.org, 917-435-9329 Chief Privacy Officer Finally Appointed; Parents and Advocates Await Next Steps to Protect Student Data  The long overdue appointment announced today by the NY State Education Department of a Chief Privacy Officer, Temitope Akinyemi, is an important step forward to begin to […]

August 24, 2016 in Press Releases, Updates by

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Evidence grows we are entering a new era of mass delusion and test score inflation- including cut score manipulation

Check out an NYC Public School Parents blogpost on New York State test score inflation here. Also, check out an updated blogpost on this issue, including links to Daily News and NY Post articles and an NYSAPE press release.

August 5, 2016 in Updates by

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Ask the DOE to comply with C4E law and reduce class size now

Dear Folks, It is that time of year again — when DOE submits a totally inadequate Contracts for Excellence plan, which does little or nothing to reduce class size or move our schools forward. For the first time since the C4E law passed in 2007, I am not urging parents to attend the borough hearings, […]

July 26, 2016 in Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Update! new class size reports and videos from our Skinny dinner

July 7, 2016 Dear Friend, 1.       Yesterday, the Education Law Center released a new report detailing growing class sizes in NYC schools, with 95% of K-3 students enrolled in schools missing the Contract for Excellence goals of 20 students per class, originally established by the city and state. In other grades, the […]

July 7, 2016 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Update on testing, mayoral control, de Blasio report card, and more!

May 24, 2016 Dear Friend, It’s been a very busy week! Before I go into the details, please remember to buy tickets to our June 9 Skinny annual dinner, honoring Juan Gonzalez and Robert Powell, coming up soon. It is always one of the most fun and joyful events of the year— and along with […]

May 24, 2016 in News, Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Committee on Education March 9, 2016

Leonie Haimson’s Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Education Committee on March 9, 2016. You can download a pdf version below and here.   Class Size Matters Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Committee on Education March 18, 2016 Thank you for allowing me to testify today.  My name is Leonie Haimson […]

May 19, 2016 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Our Comments to the PEP on the March 2016 Five Year Capital Plan Amendment

Our comments on the March 2016 amendment to the 5 year capital plan, submitted to the Panel for Education Policy May 17, 2016. A PDF can be found here.   Comments on the March 2016 five-year capital plan The number of new seats in the proposed March 2016 five-year capital plan has increased since last year’s […]

May 17, 2016 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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[Video] Chancellor Rosa on class size and her vision to improve the city’s schools – May 6, 2016

On Friday May 6, Dr. Betty Rosa, the new Chancellor of the NY Board of Regents, spoke about her vision to transform our public schools. Juan Gonzalez, investigative reporter, moderated and asked questions. Dr. Rosa is an experienced and eloquent former NYC principal and Superintendent who has been critical of many aspects of the status […]

May 9, 2016 in Media, Updates, Videos by

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Testimony: On the Mayor’s Management Report, April 8, 2016

The following is a testimony submitted by Leonie Haimson on April 8, 2016 to the New York City Council Committee on Governmental Operations. You can download the PDF here.

April 8, 2016 in All Links and Documents, Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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