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Class Size and School Overcrowding Briefings by District and Citywide, 2017-2018

The presentations below discuss trends in class size, school overcrowding, and the capital plan. Overall, New York City public schools remain overcrowded, with more than half of students attending overutilized schools.  Citywide Powerpoint District 1 Powerpoint  District 2 Powerpoint  District 3 Powerpoint District 4 Powerpoint  District 5 Powerpoint  District 6 Powerpoint  District 7 Powerpoint  District 8 […]

February 5, 2018 in Presentations, Updates by

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Parent organizing 101

Here’s the presentation that Naila Rosario and Leonie Haimson gave at the Parent Action Conference co-hosted by Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC on Jan. 27, 2018.  

January 30, 2018 in Presentations, Updates by

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Our annual Parent Action Conference on Jan. 27; please sign up now!

Our annual Parent Action Conference (flyer here and below), co-sponsored by Class Size Matters, NYC Kids PAC and CEC2,  will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the Peck Slip School in downtown Manhattan (Take the A,C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, or Z trains to Fulton Street; map here.) After a call to action […]

January 15, 2018 in Newsletters, Updates by

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If you value small classes & student privacy, please support our work going forward!

In your end-of-the-year giving, please donate to Class Size Matters to support our work in 2018 by clicking here. Class Size Matters is the only nonprofit in the nation dedicated towards advocating for smaller classes. In July, along with the NYC Public Advocate, AQE and nine NYC parents, we filed a legal complaint with the […]

December 19, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates 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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Data & charts with 2017 class size data, showing sharp increases since 2007

In 2017, DoE reports that class sizes have increased once again, far above 2007 levels, even though the Contracts for Excellence law passed that year required them to reduce class sizes in all grades.  Check out the press release here. We filed a legal complaint with the state in July 2017, pointing this out and […]

November 20, 2017 in Reports & Memos, 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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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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