Reports & Memos

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, Updates 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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Parent Organizing Toolkit 2017

Parents play a vital role in preserving our public schools and parent advocacy is an important part of student success.  To help explain more, Class Size Matters and the NYC Kids PAC created a Parent Organizing Toolkit. Read below or click here to learn more information on how parents can get involved and the tools […]

May 30, 2017 in Presentations by

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Rutgers Conference Presentation

On May 19, 2017, Class Size Matters gave a PowerPoint presentation at the Education Reform, Communities and Social Justice: Exploring the Intersection conference held at Rutgers University. The presentation was given on privatization, online learning, and student privacy. Read below or click here for pdf.

May 30, 2017 in Presentations, Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Uncategorized by

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Testimonies on Huge Problems with School Siting & Planning — will they be addressed by the NYC Council Working Group?

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the NYC Council held joint hearings of the Education and Finance Committees on the myriad problems with the city’s dysfunctional process of school planning and siting.  Many parents, students and advocates pointed out how the capital plan is underfunded, the enrollment projections inaccurate, school siting too slow — all resulting in […]

March 3, 2017 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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School overcrowding and Capital plan briefings Feb. 2017

2017 Presentations on school overcrowding and capital plan Citywide District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9 District 10 District 11 District 12 District 13 District 14 District 15 District 16  District 17  District 18 District 19 District 20 District 21 District 22 District 23 […]

February 22, 2017 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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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 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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