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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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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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Take action now for smaller classes, & news of legal action in NYC

July 20, 2017 Some important news to report. First the bad news: 1- The House Appropriations Committee voted yesterday to zero out and totally eliminate more than $2 billion in Title II funds, which are used in many schools to reduce class size, keep teachers on staff, and/or improve teacher quality. If the full House […]

July 22, 2017 in Newsletters, Take Action, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC PARENTS FILE COMPLAINT TO ENFORCE LAW TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE

For Immediate Release:  July 6, 2017   Contact: Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters, 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com Wendy Lecker, Education Law Center, 203-536-7567, wlecker@edlawcenter.org   NYC PARENTS FILE COMPLAINT TO ENFORCE LAW TO REDUCE CLASS SIZE Demand Department of Education Reduce Class Size as Mandated in State Law   Today, nine parents from every New York City […]

July 6, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates 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, 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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Take five minutes to help stop the further privatization of education in NY State!

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. One of the bills […]

June 25, 2017 in Newsletters, 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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Check out our Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy, give your ideas to NYC Council on how to reduce school overcrowding, and more!

May 18, 2017 1. This week our Parent Coalition for Student Privacy, along with the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, released a new Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy: A Practical Guide for Protecting Your Child’s Sensitive School Data from Snoops, Hackers and Marketers. We think this is a uniquely valuable resource because it will […]

May 19, 2017 in Newsletters, Updates by

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