NEWSCLIPS 2016 -2017


Public Educators Share Fallout on Personalized Learning, Privatization and Edtech

 Sydney Johnson, Ed Surge

October 16, 2017

Exclusive: Documents Show NYC’s Education Department Failed to Answer 526 Public Records Request Over Past 3 Years

The 74
October 4, 2017


Seats disappearing from schools: report

Anthony O’Reilly, Queens Chronicle

September 28, 2017


Deputy mayor didn’t pull strings to get kids into school: investigators

Yoav Gonen, NY Post

September 27, 2017


Though Queens lessens dependence on trailers, more school seats needed to stop overcrowding: report

Angela Matua, Queens News Service

September 26, 2017


Report: crowded classrooms have an impact on educational quality

Epoch Times (in Chinese; translated here)
September 22, 2017


More Than Half of City’s 1.1M Students Attend Overcrowded Schools: Watchdog

Leonie Haimson,Washington Post Answer Sheet
September 5, 2017


Advocacy group gives de Blasio failing grades on NYC education

Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat New York
Sep 5, 2017


Now opening: three new schools

Anthony O’Reilly, Queens Chronicle
Aug 24, 2017


Here’s how parents aim to reduce class sizes of city public schools.

Lindsey Christ, NY1
July 20, 2017


Obey the Law, School Parents Tell City DOE 

Anthony O’Reilly, Queens Chronicle
July 13, 2017


Class Size Matters

Walt Gardner, Education Week  (blog)
Jul 17, 2017


Parents Push NY to Enforce Smaller Class Size Law

Yasmeen Khan, WNYC Schoolbook
July 6, 2017


Growing class sizes at city schools break state law and provide ‘second-rate education,’ advocates charge

Ben Chapman, NY Daily News
July 5, 2017


Maryland Dad Wants June 30 to Be “National Student Data Deletion Day

Ben Herold, Education Week
June 30, 2017


Mayoral Control or Not, Calls Continue for Contracting Reform at City Department of Ed

Sam Raskin, Gotham Gazette
June 22, 2017


Controversy Erupts Over Use Of ‘Warning Cards’ For NYC Public School Students Who Commit Low-Level Offenses 

Marcia Kramer, CBS Local
May 16, 2017


How safe are schools and college campuses? 

Michael Stratford, Morning Education, Politico
May 16, 2017


New Student Data Privacy Toolkit Encourages Parent Advocacy 

Sarah Schwartz, Education Week
May  16, 2017


Personal data is collected on kids at school all the time. Here’s help for parents to protect children’s privacy. 

Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
May 16, 2017


How Successful Are Charter Schools? 

Leonie Haimson, New York Times
May 6, 2017


83 Percent of City Schools Found With Too Much Lead in Water, Data Shows

Amy Zimmer, DNA info
April 28, 2017


Mayor de Blasio Outlines Plan to Expand Pre-K to 3-Year-Olds

Yasmeen Khan, WNYC
April 24, 2017


Trump’s Education Budget will Undermine Teaching and Schools

Leonie Haimson & Network for Public Education, Alternet
April 23, 2017


Confusion and Worry Over Whether School Seats Will Keep Up With De Blasio Rezonings

Abigail Savitch-Lew, CityLimits
April 7, 2017


City’s ‘Renewal Program’ Costs Big Bucks but Shows Few Results 

Bruce Golding, Susan Edelman, & Yoav Gonen, NY Post
March 5, 2017


Here’s What You Need to Know About Lead Water Testing in City Schools

Amy Zimmer, DNA Info
February 14, 2017


New Autopsy of inBloom Re-ignites Old Debates

Ben Herold, Education Week
February 6, 2017


No, it’s not just unions that oppose Betsy DeVos. It’s much bigger than that.

Valerie Straus, The Answer Sheet, Washington Post
February 3, 2017


Mayor’s $84B Budget Braces New York For Trump Attack on Sanctuary Cities

Jeff Mays, DNAinfo
January 24, 2017


Facebook’s New Head Of News Has Deep Republican Ties

Rebecca Klein, Huffington Post
January 6, 2017


Meet Trump’s Public Ed Wrecking Ball

Leonie Haimson, The Indypendent
December 19, 2016


Schools should open meetings for local input

Editorial Board, AM New York
December 5, 2016


Will Trump care about student data privacy?

Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
November 18, 2016


NYC public schools see marginal decrease in class sizes

Ben Chapman, NY Daily News
November 18, 2016


City bars Post reporter from DOE meeting despite court ruling

Susan Edelman, New York Post
November 12, 2016


After a defeat in court, New York City is quietly opening school leadership meetings

Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat New York
November 10, 2016


Court opens DOE meetings to public

Anthony O’Reilly, Queens Chronicle
November 3, 2016


Nueva York hace un concurso para buscar soluciones al hacinamiento escolar

Tanvi Misra, Univision
November 2, 2016



Epoch Times
October 27, 2016


NYC Dept. of Education must open leadership meetings to public

Lisa Colangelo, New York Daily News
October 25, 2016


Court Orders de Blasio Administration to Open School Meetings to the Public

Alexandria Neason, Village Voice
October 25, 2016


Appeals court unanimously orders New York City to open school leadership meetings to the public

Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat New York

October 25, 2016


The Fraud of Computer Scoring on the Common Core Exams

Leonie Haimson, National Education Policy Center
October 25, 2016


Online Gaming Platform Aims to Teach Social and Emotional Skills

Alexa Henry, Education Week
October 18, 2016


Pricey hires plague de Blasio’s program to fix failing schools

Aaron Short and Susan Edelman, NY Post
October 16, 2016


NYC’s Search For Public School Overcrowding Fixes

Tanvi Misra, CityLab
October 12, 2016


Facebook-backed school software shows promise — and raises privacy concerns

Emma Brown and Todd Frankel, Washington Post
October  11, 2016


Mixed reactions on overcrowding report

Anthony O’Reilly, Queens Chronicle
September 22, 2016


Sunnyside is getting a new middle school

Anthony O’Reilly, Queens Chronicle
September 22, 2016


DOE’s pricey ventures are overcrowding schools despite open seats: report

Selim Algar, New York Post
September 7, 2016

Were state tests easier than usual this year? 

Anthony O’Reilly, Queens Chronicle
August 25, 2016


State education department names first “privacy officer” to safeguard student data 

Diane C. Lore,
August 24, 2016


State Hires Privacy Offier to Protect Student Data

Yasmeen Khan, WNYC
August 24, 2016


Big win for advocates as New York State names chief privacy officer

Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat
August 24, 2016


After lengthy process, State Education Department hires chief privacy officer 

Keshia Clukey, Politico
August 24, 2016


Most City Schools Still Break State Law Restricting Class Size 

Gerald Schifman, Crain’s New York Business
August 11, 2016


DOE School Survey Shows High Marks, Contrasts with Public Polling

Libby Wetzler, Gotham Gazette
August 10, 2016


New York State Test Scores Inspire Conflicting Interpretations 

Elizabeth A. Harris, New York Times
August 5, 2016


Could Scoring Changes Explain the Rise in New York’s English Test Results? Experts Say They’re Not Convinced 

Monica Disare, Chalkbeat
August 5, 2016


City boasts higher Common Core scores, but it may not mean much

Susan Edelman, New York Post
August 5, 2016


New York State Test Scores Rose Because the Bar was Lowered, Advocates Say

Ben Chapman, NY Daily News
August 4, 2016


Few New York Schools See High Lead Levels in Water

Beth Fertig, WNYC SchoolBook
July 13, 2016


New report: City classrooms are increasingly overcrowded, especially for the youngest students

Annie Ma, Chalkbeat
July 7, 2016


Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school?

Emma Brown, The Washington Post
June 21, 2016


City spends $6.5M to fix up this pre-K school – for 18 kids

Selim Algar, New York Post
June 9, 2016


Marketers Target Students Through Onine Learning

Chelsea Legendre, MeriTalk
May 25, 2016


Players in 2009 Mayoral Control Fight Take Different Positions in 2016

David Howard King, Gotham Gazette
May 23, 2016


Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media

Valerie Strauss, Washington Post Answer Sheet
May 20, 2016


Why New School Seats Aren’t Keeping Pace With the City’s Housing Boom

Amy Zimmer and Nikhita Venugopal,
May 18, 2016


Beware: the Education Reform Industry is Watching You!

Jonathan Pelto, The Progressive
May 18, 2016


School spending panel: DOE bullies us to side with de Blasio

Susan Edelman, New York Post

May 8, 2016


Standardized testing for special needs students, English language learners can be ‘abusive,’ Regents chief says

Lisa L. Colangelo, New York Daily News

May 6, 2016


Should you trust a computer to grade your child’s writing on Common Core tests?

Leonie Haimson, The Washington Post Answer Sheet

May 5, 2016


School Serving Autistic Kids Fears Co-Location Plan Will Hurt Its Success

Amy Zimmer and Nikhita Venugopal,

May 5, 2016


City still paying millions to firm linked to kickback scheme

Selim Algar, New York Post

May 2, 2016


De Blasio used ‘slush fund’ to support faulty pre-K programs

Susan Edelman, New York Post

April 24, 2016


Amazon in Line to Sell E-Books to New York City’s Schools

Greg Bensinger, The Wall Street Journal

April 18, 2016


Exclusive: NYC plans to hire firms involved in dishonest practices for special education services

Lisa L. Colangelo and Ben Chapman, Daily News

April 18, 2016


Teacher: What third-graders are being asked to do on 2016 Common Core test

Katie Lapham, Washington Post Answer Sheet

April 12, 2016


Leaders in N.Y. Flip-Flop on Common Core, Opt-Outs

Daarel Burnette II, Education Week

April 12, 2016


Thousands Refuse Common Core Testing, Calls for National Opt-Out and Washington March

Alan Singer, The Huffington Post

April 7, 2016


New York Opt-Out Rates Remain High, Tests Remain Massively Confusing

Neil DeMause, The Village Voice

April 7, 2016


Education Historian Diane Ravitch Calls Parents to Opt Their Kids Out of High-Stakes Standardized Tests 

Junrell, Parent Herald

April 4, 2016


City Schools to See Some Money They’re Owed – But Not All

Beth Fertig, WNYC Schoolbook

March 16, 2016


Why Has Charter School Violence Spiked at Double the Rate of Public Schools?

George Joseph, The Nation

March 9, 2016


Addressing NYC’s School Overcrowding Crisis

Leonie Haimson and Javier Valdés, Gotham Gazette

March 8, 2016


Assessing de Blasio: Education

Leonie Haimson, The Indypendent

March 4, 2016


Calls for more transparency, oversight in Department of Education Contracting

Samar Khurshid, Gotham Gazette

March 1, 2016


Three key things to know about Obama’s new education chief 

Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post

February 22, 2016


Reader Faults “Digital Reach” Report as Lacking Skepticism on Ed Tech 

Leonie Haimson, Education Week

February 9, 2016

Chalk Up a Victory (Sort of)

Peter Rugh, The Indypendent

February 2, 2016


Promise of new school seats won’t help students jammed in crowded classrooms now (editorial)

Staten Island Advance Editorial,

February 2, 2016


What your child needs to know before taking the SAT and ACT

Rachael Stickland and Leonie Haimson, The Washington Post

January 21, 2016


Overdue DOE Capital Plan To Be Released 

Gotham Gazette, Samar Khurshid

January 20, 2016


When Leonie Haimson FOILed John King-and Got No Answer-Then Found Out the Truth about inBloom

Diane Ravitch, Diane Ravitch’s blog

January 14, 2016


[Video] Educational Forum: Integrated Public Education Panel


January 9, 2016


Paterson Educator Gives Testimony of Education Reform Impact

Amy Tarazona,

January 10, 2016


Why the new education secretary is a lightning rod

Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post

January 2, 2016




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