Dear Folks, Welcome back to a new school year. I have some good news and not-so-good news to report. After a two year delay, the NYS Education Department finally appointed a Chief Privacy Officer, as required by the student privacy law passed in March 2014. This is the law that also banned inBloom. Here is […]
Chief Privacy Officer Finally Appointed; Parents and Advocates Await Next Steps to Protect Student Data
For immediate release August 24, 2016 For more information: Leonie Haimson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 917-435-9329 Chief Privacy Officer Finally Appointed; Parents and Advocates Await Next Steps to Protect Student Data The long overdue appointment announced today by the NY State Education Department of a Chief Privacy Officer, Temitope Akinyemi, is an important step forward to begin to […]
Evidence grows we are entering a new era of mass delusion and test score inflation- including cut score manipulation
Check out an NYC Public School Parents blogpost on New York State test score inflation here. Also, check out an updated blogpost on this issue, including links to Daily News and NY Post articles and an NYSAPE press release.
Dear Folks, It is that time of year again — when DOE submits a totally inadequate Contracts for Excellence plan, which does little or nothing to reduce class size or move our schools forward. For the first time since the C4E law passed in 2007, I am not urging parents to attend the borough hearings, […]
July 7, 2016 Dear Friend, 1. Yesterday, the Education Law Center released a new report detailing growing class sizes in NYC schools, with 95% of K-3 students enrolled in schools missing the Contract for Excellence goals of 20 students per class, originally established by the city and state. In other grades, the […]
May 24, 2016 Dear Friend, It’s been a very busy week! Before I go into the details, please remember to buy tickets to our June 9 Skinny annual dinner, honoring Juan Gonzalez and Robert Powell, coming up soon. It is always one of the most fun and joyful events of the year— and along with […]
Leonie Haimson’s Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Education Committee on March 9, 2016. You can download a pdf version below and here. Class Size Matters Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Committee on Education March 18, 2016 Thank you for allowing me to testify today. My name is Leonie Haimson […]
Our comments on the March 2016 amendment to the 5 year capital plan, submitted to the Panel for Education Policy May 17, 2016. A PDF can be found here. Comments on the March 2016 five-year capital plan The number of new seats in the proposed March 2016 five-year capital plan has increased since last year’s […]
On Friday May 6, Dr. Betty Rosa, the new Chancellor of the NY Board of Regents, spoke about her vision to transform our public schools. Juan Gonzalez, investigative reporter, moderated and asked questions. Dr. Rosa is an experienced and eloquent former NYC principal and Superintendent who has been critical of many aspects of the status […]
The following is a testimony submitted by Leonie Haimson on April 8, 2016 to the New York City Council Committee on Governmental Operations. You can download the PDF here.