2014-15 Class Size and Overcrowding in All 32 New York City School Districts

Below see Power points revealing worsening class size and school overcrowding crisis for each of the NYC school districts. Data sources: DOE class size data for 2013-2014, SCA Blue Book Report &  Enrollment Projections for 2011-2021, housing start data,   Kindergarten wait list numbers, TCU Report,  FY 2015-2019 Capital Plan. Please find your district below by […]

July 16, 2014 in Powerpoints, Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Uncategorized, Updates by

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New report, Space Crunch: Failures in policy & planning leading to school overcrowding

For immediate release: June 6, 2014 For more information: Leonie Haimson, leonie@classsizematters.org; 917-435-9329 Nearly half a million NYC students are crammed into severely overcrowded buildings; if capital plan adopted, crisis will be even worse five years from now (click image for report) Today, Class Size Matters released a comprehensive report on school overcrowding. Among the […]

June 6, 2014 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Read Class Size Matters’ Testimony before New York City Council Committee on Education on Charter School Accountability & Transparency

May 6, 2014 in Testimonies & Comments by

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Sign our petition to Commissioner King and Board of Regents on the need to protect student privacy!

Though NY State was finally forced to sever its contract with inBloom, and inBloom has announced it is closing its doors, there are still many threats to student privacy that the new state law did not address.  There are a huge number of vendors eager to get their hands on our children’s  personal data. The […]

April 28, 2014 in Updates by

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2014 “Skinny” Awards Dinner! Please buy your ticket today!

On Monday, June 9 we will be holding our annual “Skinny” award dinner, to honor three extraordinary individuals who have given us the real “skinny” about our public schools. Our honorees this year are Liz Phillips, principal of PS 321 in Brooklyn, Carol Burris, principal of South Side HS on Long Island, and Patrick Sullivan, […]

April 24, 2014 in Events by

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It’s apparently the end of the line for inBloom, but not our fight to protect student privacy

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 This morning, Stephanie Simon of Politico reports that indeed, after a long battle, the NY State Education Department has finally agreed to sever its relationship with inBloom and will ask them to delete all the student data already stored on its cloud.  This was the clear intent of the state budget […]

April 2, 2014 in inBloom updates by

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Letter to Assembly Leaders about their proposed elimination of the Contracts for Excellence (C4E) Law, 2014

Today we sent a letter to Assembly leaders, protesting their proposal to eliminate all traces of the Contracts for Excellence (C4E) from the state budget.   Why they have done this I have no idea, especially as the C4E law is one of the few remaining traces of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) lawsuit, requiring […]

March 26, 2014 in All Links and Documents, Links and Documents, 2014, Press Releases, Uncategorized by

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Contact your legislators today! Urge them to require provisions in budget bill to strengthen student privacy!

We have heard that there is going to be privacy language in the budget bill due April 1 — just one week from tomorrow.  Please call your legislators in the Assembly and Senate today and tell them the language in A8929 needs strengthening to make it clear that parents will have the right to opt […]

March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized by

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Read Class Size Matters’ testimony from the NYC City Council Ed. Committee Hearings on the DOE Expense Budget and view our PowerPoint

March 21, 2014 in Powerpoints, Testimonies & Comments by

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Read Class Size Matters’ testimony from the NYC City Council Ed. Committee Hearings on the DOE Capital Plan and view our PowerPoint

March 18, 2014 in Powerpoints, Testimonies & Comments by

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