Reports, Testimonies, Etc.

Testimony: Class Sizes not reduced enough at 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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Updates on Common Core survey, Student Privacy, and worsening crisis in Class Size & School Overcrowding

November 24, 2015 Dear Friend, 1. On Monday, NYS Allies for Public Education, the coalition we belong to, posted a user-friendly survey on the Common Core. Please take it here. After two days, this survey has already had nearly as many responses (more than 5,300) as the NYSED survey received in more than three weeks. 2. I […]

November 24, 2015 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Sharp increase in class sizes of 30 or more in grades K-3

For immediate release November 16, 2015 For more information, contact Leonie Haimson,; 917-435-9329   NYC Class Size data released; average class sizes still increasing according to DOE Number of K-3 students in classes of 30 or more risen sharply since 2011   On Friday, DOE released the latest class size data as of Oct. 31, […]

November 16, 2015 in News, Press Releases, 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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Update on November 7th Conference, class size violations this fall, and time to move forward on school overcrowding

October 23, 2015 Dear Friend, I wanted to update you on our citywide conference on Nov. 7 at PS 133 in Brooklyn, where we will develop an action agenda for the NYC public schools. Two new speakers have confirmed: Public Advocate Letitia James and City Council Education Chair Danny Dromm. They will let us know […]

October 29, 2015 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Class Size Questions for DOE at the October CEC C4E Hearings

The public can submit questions and comments to on the city’s failure to reduce class size until Nov. 6, 2015.  You can also ask questions and comment at the October CEC meetings that are posted here.    You can check out our  comments  submitted over the summer on the DOE’s proposed plan, or ask the […]

October 12, 2015 in All Links and Documents, Links and Documents, 2015, Updates by

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Comments on the Unacceptable Classroom Conditions at the Receivership Schools, Including Flushing and Grover Cleveland HS

Tonight, Class Size Matters will be speaking at the Flushing HS receivership hearings, and tomorrow morning at the Grover Cleveland HS hearings. It is a travesty that 66% of the struggling schools on the State receivership list and 57% of the schools on the City’s renewal list continue to suffer from class sizes of 30 […]

September 25, 2015 in Updates by

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Please Take and Share Our Five Minute Class Size Survey

Please Take and share our Class Size Survey below. You can also take it by clicking here.   Loading…

September 15, 2015 in Updates by

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Why Parents Opt Out and Our Lawsuit vs The City on School Leadership Team Meetings

August 28, 2015 Dear Friends, A few quick links I wanted to share with you. Last week, I wrote an op-ed with Jeanette Deutermann of Long Island Opt for City and State about why an estimated 225,000 NY parents chose to have their children refuse the state exams last year. Despite the rash of editorials excoriating parents for […]

August 26, 2015 in Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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Update on struggling schools scandal and our C4E comments

August 17, 2015 Dear Friends, I wanted to bring to your attention to a piece I wrote in today’s Gotham Gazette, that puts the recent credit recovery scandals in context and proposes an alternative vision for NYC struggling schools. Please take a look and let me know what you think! Saturday was the deadline for comments […]

August 17, 2015 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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