School Overcrowding


May 17, 2016

Our comments on the March 2016 amended Five-Year Capital Plan


March 8, 2016

Testimony before the City Council: On the January 2016 5-year Capital Plan


February 10, 2016

Testimony: Don’t approve ‘Mandatory Inclusionary Housing’ & ‘Zoning for Quality and Affordability’ Proposals without a plan to build more schools


December 16, 2015

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


August 17, 2015

The City’s attempt to bury the news of its rejection of the Blue Book Working Group’s recommendations on class size


July 31, 2015

Update on city’s decision to reject class size recommendations of DOE Working Group


June 15, 2015

Public Advocate and NYC Council Letter on Need for Expanded Capital Plan & Commission


May 29, 2015

Fact Sheet on School Overcrowding and the Capital Plan


May 18, 2015

Testimony on the FY16 executive budget and the deficiencies of the school capital plan


April 19, 2015

Mayor de Blasio’s Education Report Card


November 20, 2014

Our suggestions to the Blue Book Working Group


October 1, 2014

2015-2019 Capital Plan Briefing-Citywide


September, 2014

Unmet Need for Seats in New 2015-2019 Proposed Capital Plan


June 17, 2014

Gotham Gazette: New York City’s Classroom Space Crunch


June 6, 2014

Report: Space Crunch: Failures in policy & planning leading to school overcrowding


June-July, 2014

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


April 10, 2014

Resolution on Class Size and Overcrowding


March 18, 2014

Testimony on the DOE Capital Plan  


2013- 2014

Class Size and  Overcrowding  Trends Citywide and in All 32 New York City School Districts


October 11, 2012

The Need for the city to retain mandated reporting on class size and TCU’s


May 24, 2012

The potential impact of mandatory kindergarten on overcrowding and class size; and how it triggers the need for an accelerated capital plan


March 26, 2012

The Mayor’s unfulfilled promises to our children: testimony on the city’s five year capitol plan for schools


May 19, 2011

The DOE’s capital plan: no seats for our children, but high speed internet connections          


May 2, 2011

Kindergarten waiting lists 2009-2011: a growing crisis


April 18, 2011

Big cuts in new seats, despite overcrowding crisis, with DOE spinning as a “restoration”


October 2008

Report: A Better Capital Plan