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A message from Diane Ravitch about Class Size Matters

December 24, 2016 Dear friend, Please consider donating to Class Size Matters– a remarkably streamlined and effective non-profit on whose board I serve, that relies on the contributions of parents, teachers and concerned citizens just like you. Your support will help the organization continue its work to ensure that all public school students in this […]

January 1, 2017 in Newsletters, Updates by

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3 simple steps to stop the privatization & destruction of our public schools

Here are three simple steps you can take to stop the privatization and destruction of our public schools: Call your Senators now to oppose the nomination of Betsy DeVos. Tell them that Ms. DeVos is least qualified and most dangerous individual ever to be appointed US Secretary of Education. Ms. DeVos never attended a public […]

December 19, 2016 in Letter Campaigns, Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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We won in court vs the DOE to keep School Leadership Team meetings open!

October 27, 2016   Dear friend: Just a quick update to let you know that on Tuesday, the Appellate Court ruled on our lawsuit against the DOE, and in a strongly worded, unanimous decision agreed with the Supreme Court that School Leadership Team meetings must be open to the public. Here is the Court’s decision; […]

October 27, 2016 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Update on citywide conference; please sign up now! and other news

Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2016 6:42 PM 1.Reminder: Please sign up now for our Parent Action Conference, co-sponsored with CEC 2 and NYC Kids PAC, on Saturday Nov. 5 at the Spruce St. school near City Hall. Reserve your tickets here. A flyer you can post in your schools is here. Among the workshops: Fighting […]

October 25, 2016 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters by

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NY Appellate Court Affirms School Leadership Team Meetings are Open to the Public

For Immediate Release Date: October 25, 2016 Contact: Leonie Haimson, 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com   In a rebuke to the NYC Department of Education, which began closing School Leadership Team (SLT) meetings to the public in 2013, a New York appellate court has found that closing the meetings violates the state’s Open Meetings Law.  In a decision […]

October 25, 2016 in Press Releases, Updates by

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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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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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