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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, Updates 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

For Immediate Release:  July 6, 2017   Contact: Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters, 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com Wendy Lecker, Education Law Center, 203-536-7567, wlecker@edlawcenter.org   NYC PARENTS FILE COMPLAINT TO ENFORCE LAW TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE Demand Department of Education Reduce Class Size as Mandated in State Law   Today, nine parents from every New York City […]

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, Updates 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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Save the date! Skinny awards, and NYSED hearings and more!

May 15, 2017 1 – Save the date! Class Size Matters Annual Skinny Award Dinner will be held Tuesday, June 20; the venue and honorees TBA. It’s always a fun evening with good food, great company and an opportunity to reconnect, celebrate our victories together and gain inspiration for the battles to come. Please be […]

May 15, 2017 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Send a letter to your legislators today! and reasons to opt out

March 27, 2017 1. Right now the state budget is being negotiated. Please take a minute to send a letter to your legislators today. Tell them to fully fund the foundation formula, designed to equitably and sufficiently fund high needs schools.   The letter also urges them to block the Governor’s proposal to raise the […]

April 3, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Important update on NY state budget and College Board threat to student privacy

April 3, 2017 1.  The NY state budget is stalled and will be late for the first time in years. The deadlock appears to be related to education funding for our public schools vs. charter schools, and whether the cap on charter schools will be lifted. As usual, the Assembly Democratic majority wants to fully […]

April 3, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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