Reports & Memos

Problems with the school planning and siting process in NYC

Check out the presentation below that summarizes the problems with the dysfunctional school planning and siting process in NYC and the deficiencies of the Nov. 2016 capital plan.

February 21, 2017 in Reports & Memos, Updates by

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How NY & Other States Should Count Opt-Outs in the New School Accountability System

Cross-posted on NYSAPE’s website. Below is a memo that Class Size Matters and NY State Allies for Public Education sent to Commissioner Elia and the NY Board of Regents last week, on what may seem like an arcane and technical subject but is actually critical to ensure that opt-out students aren’t counted as failing in […]

February 21, 2017 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Update on Lead in NYC Schools

On Thursday night, I gave a presentation on the capital plan to District 6 CEC.  Since many of the   parents in the district at the meeting were  understandably concerned about the high levels of lead reported in the water of some of their schools — including a finding of 6,620 parts per billion (ppb) […]

February 21, 2017 in Reports & Memos, Updates by

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Testimony on class size, teacher recruitment and retention

This testimony is also available as a pdf here. Testimony to the NYC Council Education Committee on the impact of class size reduction on teacher recruitment and retention January 24, 2017 Dear Chair Dromm and members of the NYC Council Education committee: Thank you for holding these hearings today.   Most experts say the challenge of […]

January 23, 2017 in Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Research showing the evidence for class size reduction

Here are two research summaries on the evidence for the wide-ranging benefits of class size reduction; the first is for use by any teacher, parent or advocate nationally; the second is meant primarily for residents of New York state. These research briefs are especially useful in advocating for your state or district to use its […]

January 2, 2017 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Updates by

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Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Committee on Education March 9, 2016

Leonie Haimson’s Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Education Committee on March 9, 2016. You can download a pdf version below and here.   Class Size Matters Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Committee on Education March 18, 2016 Thank you for allowing me to testify today.  My name is Leonie Haimson […]

May 19, 2016 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Our Comments to the PEP on the March 2016 Five Year Capital Plan Amendment

Our comments on the March 2016 amendment to the 5 year capital plan, submitted to the Panel for Education Policy May 17, 2016. A PDF can be found here.   Comments on the March 2016 five-year capital plan The number of new seats in the proposed March 2016 five-year capital plan has increased since last year’s […]

May 17, 2016 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Testimony: On the Mayor’s Management Report, April 8, 2016

The following is a testimony submitted by Leonie Haimson on April 8, 2016 to the New York City Council Committee on Governmental Operations. You can download the PDF here.

April 8, 2016 in All Links and Documents, Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Report: Uncovering Lies, Fraud & Waste of #corpreform: Strategies and Lessons Learned

  Originally Presented March 24, 2016 Uncovering lies, fraud & waste of #corpreform: Strategies and Lessons Learned – Presentation for  NPE Action/Edubloggers Webinar  

March 25, 2016 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Updates by

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2015-16 Student Privacy and Online Learning Presentations

The following are presentations on student privacy and online learning for 2015-16. You can learn more about these issues at the  The Parent Coalition For Student Privacy website.    “The Fight for Student Privacy Post-InBloom”  (NPE conference, 4/16/16) Online Learning vs. Class Size Reduction: Which is real “personalized learning” with research behind it (NPE conference, […]

March 25, 2016 in Powerpoints, Reports, Testimonies, Etc. by

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