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Join us in fighting for small classes & student privacy!

Dear Friend, From the emails filling your inbox you probably know this is Giving Tuesday, the day set aside to make charitable donations.  Class Size Matters is the only nonprofit in the nation focused on providing information on the benefits of smaller classes for all kids, and advocating for class size reduction to improve our […]

November 28, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Class Size and School Overcrowdings Briefings 2017-2018

District 27 Powerpoint

November 21, 2017 in Presentations, Uncategorized by

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NYC Class sizes increase again this year; Parents, advocates and attorneys urge NYSED Commissioner rule on complaint and make DOE take action now

For immediate release: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 Contact: Leonie Haimson, 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com   NYC Class sizes increase again this year Parents, advocates and attorneys urge NYSED Commissioner rule on complaint and make DOE take action now Last week, the NYC Department of Education released class size data for the current school year, showing that class […]

November 21, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC Parent files FERPA complaint to US Department of Education on DOE disclosures to charter schools

For immediate release: November 9, 2017   For more information: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329, leoniehaimson@gmail.com Johanna Garcia: 646-651-9728, johanna.newyork@gmail.com   NYC Parent files FERPA complaint to US Department of Education DOE violated her child’s privacy by disclosing personal information to charter schools without her consent   On Monday, Nov. 6, Johanna Garcia, President of the Community […]

November 9, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, 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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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 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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