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  • NYC Schools names smaller class size working group

    Apr 18, 2023

    City Council Education Committee Chair Rita Joseph

    City & State | More than 40 people are positioned to help shape New York City’s transition to smaller class sizes, after the New York City Department of Education announced who will serve on the working group to weigh in on the new state law to gradually phase in stricter limits on New York City class sizes.

    That includes New York City Council Education Committee Chair Rita Joseph; Citizens Budget Commission President Andrew Rein; Johanna Garcia, chief of staff to state Sen. Robert Jackson, who cosponsored the class size bill; Advocates for Children Policy Director Randi Levine and Leonie Haimson, executive director of Class Size Matters. There are also 17 parent representatives. Unions championed the legislation, and while the United Federation of Teachers and the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators will be represented, exactly by who has yet to be determined, according to the DOE.