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Update on survey & new report with shocking findings on NYC school overcrowding & lost seats

Sept. 27, 2017 1. Thanks to those of you who responded to our class size survey posted here; we now have one in Spanish as well. Please take five minutes now to fill it out if you haven’t already; and please share it with friends and colleagues. The variation I’ve found in class size across […]

October 2, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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Please join our privacy webinar on Tuesday- with tips on how you can protect your child’s privacy this year!!

Sept. 28, 2017 Dear friends: Along with class size, we’re also very involved in the issue of student privacy, and co-founded the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy a few years back. This Tuesday October 3 at 8 PM EST, we’re sponsoring a free webinar with the Parent Coalition on what practical steps parents can take […]

October 2, 2017 in Uncategorized 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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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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Vote for privacy & against data-mining, the deplorable news from Charlottesville & NY, and more DOE crony contracts

August 16, 2017 1.       Each March, thousands of entrepreneurs and advocates for online learning funded by the edtech industry descend upon Austin’s SXSW Edu conference to promote their products and publicize their point of view. For example, it’s where Bill Gates chose to launch inBloom Inc. in 2013.  Please help us fight […]

September 18, 2017 in Uncategorized 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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Please take five minutes to help stop the privatization of NY schools!

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 statewide. One of the […]

July 22, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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Update on NY State accountability plan and our Skinny Awards dinner

June 13, 2017 1. The NY State Ed Department has been holding hearings on its ESSA plan. You can check out my account of the Brooklyn hearings; my testimony is here. You can send your own comments through through June 16 on what you think the State should measure to assess the quality of schools […]

July 22, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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Sign up for our Skinny Dinner now!

May 25, 2017 It’s that time of year again! Our 2017 Annual Skinny Award Dinner will be held Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 PM at Il Bastardo/Bocca di Bacco, 191 Seventh Ave., in Manhattan. We will be serving a three course dinner with wine, and will honor those individuals who gave us the real “skinny” […]

July 22, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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