Please write your own letter to DOE’s Blue Book working group about how to revise the much-criticized school utilization formula. Their email is below and the deadline for submitting comments is next Wednesday, November 26. They plan to present their initial recommendations to the public in December. Feel free to include any of the points […]
On Nov. 18, along with many parent leaders and other advocates, we sent the letter below to the Chancellor, urging a moratorium on any more co-locations until all NYC children could be ensured of their constitutional right to a sound basic education, including smaller classes. WNYC reported on our letter here. It was reported yesterday that […]
Here is a letter to Chancellor Fariña about revising school progress reports. Read below or download.
Press Release: Class size averages drop slightly this fall in grades K-3 and 4th-8th, but grow in HS At least 367,794 students remain in classes of 30 or more
For immediate release: November 18, 2014 For more information contact: Leonie Haimson, 917-435-9329, firstname.lastname@example.org Josey Bartlett, (718) 803-6373 x 202, Jbartlett@council.nyc.gov Class size averages drop slightly this fall in grades K-3 and 4th-8th, but grow in HS At least 367,794 students remain in classes of 30 or more Late Friday, the DOE released class size […]
Testimony of Karen Sprowal before the NYC Council Education Committee on the negative impact of excessive class sizes on students with disabilities
Below is the testimony of Karen Sprowal before the NYC Council Education Committee on the negative impact of excessive class sizes on student with disabilities
Here is the powerpoint I presented on Oct. 8, 2014 to Community Education Council 5 on the negative impact of the proliferating charters on their public schools.
This year the DOE is holding hearings about the Contracts for Excellence (C4E) plan for each district’s Community Education Council (CEC). We have been invited to CEC meetings to give a presentation on how the C4E plan violates the language and intent of the law. Find the presentation including specific class size and school utilization data for your […]
This is a briefing about the unmet need for seats citywide proposed in the new 2015-2019 proposed capital plan. Download in Powerpoint here: Citywide Capital Plan Briefing
At the Community Education Council meeting on Sept. 22, 2014, Prof. Mark Lauterbach of Brooklyn College read a letter from 73 professors of education and psychology, urging Chancellor Farina to reduce class size as part of the city’s Contract for Excellence plan. The letter points out that early education does not end at the age […]
Parents are the “sleeping giant” in the fight to preserve our public schools, according to Diane Ravitch; time to wake up! To help explain how to get started, below is a powerpoint that gives parents the information and tools necessary to network and advocate on important issues. Read here or click on this pdf .