Presentations

Class Size and School Overcrowding Briefings by District and Citywide, 2017-2018

The presentations below discuss trends in class size, school overcrowding, and the capital plan. Overall, New York City public schools remain overcrowded, with more than half of students attending overutilized schools.  Citywide Powerpoint District 1 Powerpoint  District 2 Powerpoint  District 3 Powerpoint District 4 Powerpoint  District 5 Powerpoint  District 6 Powerpoint  District 7 Powerpoint  District 8 […]

February 5, 2018 in Presentations, Updates by

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Challenging large classes and school overcrowding

Here’s the presentation that Leonie Haimson, Executive Director of Class Size Matters, gave with Wendy Lecker of the Education Law Center and Shino Tanikawa of NYC Kids PAC at the Parent Action Conference on Jan. 27. 2018 .

January 30, 2018 in Presentations, Uncategorized by

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Parent organizing 101

Here’s the presentation that Naila Rosario and Leonie Haimson gave at the Parent Action Conference co-hosted by Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC on Jan. 27, 2018.  

January 30, 2018 in Presentations, Updates by

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Data & charts with 2017 class size data, showing sharp increases since 2007

In 2017, DoE reports that class sizes have increased once again, far above 2007 levels, even though the Contracts for Excellence law passed that year required them to reduce class sizes in all grades.  Check out the press release here. We filed a legal complaint with the state in July 2017, pointing this out and […]

November 20, 2017 in Reports & Memos, Updates by

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Testimony before the Assembly Standing Committee on Education on School Infrastructure and Facilities

This testimony is downloadable as a pdf here. Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters October 19, 2017 Dear Chair Nolan and the esteemed members of this Committee: Thank you for holding these important hearings today.  My name is Leonie Haimson and I am the Executive Director of Class Size Matters, an advocacy group devoted to informing […]

October 23, 2017 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Seats Gained and Lost in NYC Schools: The Untold Story

September 21, 2017 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 2004 to 2013. These seat losses, mostly because of lapsed building leases, the […]

October 2, 2017 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized by

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Trend in NYC class sizes through Nov. 2016

Here is data on the increase in class size since 2007, including class sizes of 30 or more, and the long term trend since 1998.

June 25, 2017 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized by

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Timeline on NYC failure to reduce class size in compliance with the C4E law

The NYC Department of Education has refused to complied with the Contracts for Excellence (C4E) law requiring that they create smaller classes in all grades in our public schools. Instead class sizes are considerably larger now than when the law was passed in 2007. As of the fall 2016, classes in Kindergarten through third grade […]

June 25, 2017 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Testimony on the state’s proposed accountability system under ESSA

This testimony along with the Opportunity to Learn index is downloadable as a pdf here. Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters June 6, 2017 Good evening, Regent Cashin, Regent Reyes, and Commissioner Elia.  My name is Leonie Haimson and I’m the Executive Director of Class Size Matters, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing class size in […]

June 7, 2017 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Presentation to CPAC on Student Privacy Toolkit

On June 1, 2017 Class Size Matters gave a presentation on how to use the Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy to CPAC. Click here to download or see below. 

June 2, 2017 in Presentations by

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