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Join us in fighting for small classes & student privacy!

Dear Friend, From the emails filling your inbox you probably know this is Giving Tuesday, the day set aside to make charitable donations.  Class Size Matters is the only nonprofit in the nation focused on providing information on the benefits of smaller classes for all kids, and advocating for class size reduction to improve our […]

November 28, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC Class sizes increase again this year; Parents, advocates and attorneys urge NYSED Commissioner rule on complaint and make DOE take action now

For immediate release: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 Contact: Leonie Haimson, 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com   NYC Class sizes increase again this year Parents, advocates and attorneys urge NYSED Commissioner rule on complaint and make DOE take action now Last week, the NYC Department of Education released class size data for the current school year, showing that class […]

November 21, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC Parent files FERPA complaint to US Department of Education on DOE disclosures to charter schools

For immediate release: November 9, 2017   For more information: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329, leoniehaimson@gmail.com Johanna Garcia: 646-651-9728, johanna.newyork@gmail.com   NYC Parent files FERPA complaint to US Department of Education DOE violated her child’s privacy by disclosing personal information to charter schools without her consent   On Monday, Nov. 6, Johanna Garcia, President of the Community […]

November 9, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Join our privacy webinar Oct. 3 and learn how to protect your child’s privacy!

Sept. 28, 2017 This Tuesday October 3 at 8 PM EST, we’re sponsoring a free webinar with the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and NYS Allies for Public Education on what practical steps parents can take to safeguard their children’s data from breach or abuse. Our webinar will cover the following topics: 1. How to […]

September 28, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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New Report Reveals Thousands of School Seats Lost in NYC Over the Last Decade Leading to Worse Overcrowding

For immediate release: September 21, 2017 For more information contact: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com; 917-435-9329   Today, Class Size Matters released a new report entitled Seats Gained and Lost in NYC Schools: The Untold Story.  For the first time, this study reveals that more than 50,000 NYC public school seats were eliminated during the decade of […]

September 21, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Welcome back, please take our 5-min class size survey & need to contact your Senators now!

Sept. 18. 2017 Welcome back to a new school year! 1.       Please take our five-minute class size survey to let us know how large your child’s class size is this year; teachers, your input is welcome too!   In NYC, the administration has until Sept. 20 to get below the union class […]

September 18, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Take action now for smaller classes, & news of legal action in NYC

July 20, 2017 Some important news to report. First the bad news: 1- The House Appropriations Committee voted yesterday to zero out and totally eliminate more than $2 billion in Title II funds, which are used in many schools to reduce class size, keep teachers on staff, and/or improve teacher quality. If the full House […]

July 22, 2017 in Newsletters, Take Action, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC PARENTS FILE COMPLAINT TO ENFORCE LAW TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE

News articles about our legal complaint were reported by in WNYC Schoolbook: Parents Push NY to Enforce Smaller Class Size Law,  NY1:  Here’s how parents aim to reduce class sizes of city public schools, and the Queens Chronicle: Obey the Law, School Parents Tell City DOE    For Immediate Release:  July 6, 2017   Contact: […]

July 6, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Take five minutes to help stop the further privatization of education in NY State!

June 16, 2017 Only a few days are left in the NY legislative term, and the NY State Senate leadership and now Gov. Cuomo are pushing a deal to exchange the extension of Mayoral control in NYC for more charter schools and/or a tuition tax credit for religious and private schools. One of the bills […]

June 25, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Check out our Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy, give your ideas to NYC Council on how to reduce school overcrowding, and more!

May 18, 2017 1. This week our Parent Coalition for Student Privacy, along with the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, released a new Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy: A Practical Guide for Protecting Your Child’s Sensitive School Data from Snoops, Hackers and Marketers. We think this is a uniquely valuable resource because it will […]

May 19, 2017 in Newsletters, Updates by

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