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Class Size Matters

Alex Kuczynski-Brown

New York Public School Class Size 'Absurd,' Union Leader Says | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Nearly half of New York City’s public schools have classrooms that are more crowded than the teachers' union contract allows -- a “ver...

For 5th Year In A Row, Parents Indicate Desire For Smaller Class Size, Survey Says

Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

The New York City Department of Education recently released the results of its annual Learning Environment Survey, with “smaller class size” once ...

Educating for Democracy: Thoughts at the End of the Year

Joel Shatzky | Posted 02.26.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

I believe that the future emphasis in any effective school reform movement should be to improve the living conditions of the low-achieving students in order to give them the opportunity to become high-achievers.

My Class Size Matters

Larry Strauss | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

Class size matters, and it matters for all of us, except, perhaps for the very least effective teachers, those who are either completely incompetent or who have cynically stopped trying.

Joy Resmovits

Tradeoffs: Reduce Class Sizes Or Increase Teacher Pay? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Every morning at PS 148 in East Elmhurst, Queens, teacher Monique Bertolotti greets her 27 third graders, who speak English as a second la...

Joy Resmovits

Will News Of The World Scandal Affect Murdoch's Foray Into Education? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.14.2011 | Education

The New York City Comptroller’s office has approved a $2.7 million consulting contract with Wireless Generation -- an education technology company ...

The Class Size Debate: Does Student To Teacher Ratio Really Matter?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The debate rages on: does decreasing the number of students in a classroom improve learning? CNN's Ali Velshi invited two guests to square off on the...

Joel Klein's ongoing defiance of the rule of law

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonie Haimson

On Friday, Judge Joan Lobis of the New York State Supreme Court nullified Chancellor Klein's decisions to close 19 middle and high schools in New York...

Education and the Election: A Crucial Constituency Raises its Voice

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

When parents organize, it's hard to ignore. Chicago-based Parents United for Responsible Education and New York City-based Class Size Matters have jum...