Events

Reminder! Hearings on school planning & updates on lead & immigrant students

February 26, 2017 I hope you and your family had a nice winter break. This Tuesday, the City Council will hold hearings on the need to improve school planning and siting process. When: Tues. Feb. 28 starting at 10 AM Where: Council Chambers, City Hall What: City Council joint hearings of the Education and Finance […]

March 9, 2017 in Events, Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Speaking on privatization & marches tomorrow; & debate on charter schools

March 3, 2017 1.     I will be speaking on the national and state push to privatize public education tomorrow Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast. The event is free; just RSVP to magerbxv@gmail.com What: Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast Where: The Education House, 5 Homeside Lane, White Plains, […]

March 9, 2017 in Events, Newsletters by

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Speaking on Privatization & Marches; & Debate on Charter Schools

1.     I will be speaking on the national and state push to privatize public education tomorrow Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast. The event is free; just RSVP to magerbxv@gmail.com What: Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast Where: The Education House, 5 Homeside Lane, White Plains, NY When: Saturday, […]

March 3, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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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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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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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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