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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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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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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

News articles about our legal complaint were reported by in WNYC Schoolbook: Parents Push NY to Enforce Smaller Class Size Law,  NY1:  Here’s how parents aim to reduce class sizes of city public schools, and the Queens Chronicle: Obey the Law, School Parents Tell City DOE    For Immediate Release:  July 6, 2017   Contact: […]

July 6, 2017 in Press Releases, 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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