2015 Newsclips

Gonzalez: Big school contract revealed, spurring NYC to seek new deal that saves millions

Juan Gonzalez, Daily News

December 23, 2015


Student Privacy Behind the Curve?

Charlie Holmes, The Daily Mail

December 18, 2015


Google is Accused of Spying on Kindergartners

Thor Benson, truthdig.com

December 12, 2015


Students’ Privacy Extends to Military-Recruitment Tools

Barbara Harris, Education Week Letter to the Editor

December 8, 2015


Mark Zuckerberg says he’s learned from his school reform mistakes. Has he really?

Leonie Haimson, The Washington Post Answer Sheet

December 9, 2015


How crowded is your child’s class? Find out here

Diane C. Lore, silive.com

December 3, 2015


Some look Zuckerberg’s gift horse in the mouth

Caitlin Emma, POLITICO

December 2, 2015


Why Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Spend on Personalized Learning

Haley Sweetland Edwards, Time Magazine

December 2, 2015


Staten Island Schools have highest class sizes, study finds

Diane C. Lore, silive.com

November 30, 2015


Chancellor Gives High Marks (So Far) to School Renewal Program

Beth Fertig, WNYC Schoolbook

November 23, 2015


One year after launch, Fariña offers few new details about $400M Renewal program

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat New York

November 23, 2015


More NYC public elementary school students in overcrowded classes, study reveals

Ben Chapman and Lisa L. Colangelo, New York Daily News

November 21, 2015


Leonie Haimson: Is Closing Schools Good for Students?

Diane Ravitch, Diane Ravitch’s Blog

November 20, 2015


Overcrowded classrooms put kids at disadvantage

The Editorial Board, AMNewYork

November 19, 2015


Mayor Holds Town Hall on Education

Richard Gentilviso, Queens Gazette

November 18, 2015


Immigrant Communities are Impacted the Most by Overcrowded Schools: Study

Katie Honan, DNAinfo New York

November 18, 2015


More than 100,000 NYC kids are overcrowded classes, report says

Sheila Anne Feeney, AMNewYork

November 18, 2015


New report says NYC is failing to fix overcrowding in public schools-impacting immigrant students

Lisa L. Conlangelo and Ben Chapman, New York Daily News

November 17, 2015


Report Finds School Crowding is Worse in Immigrant Communities

Beth Fertig, WNYC Schoolbook

November 17, 2015


The astonishing amount of data being collected about your children

Leonie Haimson and Cheri Kiesecker, The Washington Post Answer Sheet

November 12, 2015


Success Academy CEO Admits Principal Tried to Force Out Students

Dan Rosenblum, The Chief

November 2, 2015


At a Success Academy Charter School, Singling Out Pupils Who Have ‘Got to Go’

Kate Taylor, The New York Times

October 29, 2015


Courts Keep School Meetings Closed to Public…For Now

Ruth Ford, CityLimits.org

October 27, 2015


Why did Eva Moskowitz Publish a Student’s Disciplinary Record?

Michelle Goldberg, Slate

October 26, 2015


Merryl Tisch, NY’s education leader through Race to the Top era, will step down in 2016

Sarah Darville, Chalkbeat New York

October 26, 2015


Brooklyn Neighborhoods Look to Address School Overcrowding, Avoid Rezoning Issues Seen Elsewhere

Ryan Brady, Gotham Gazette

October 26, 2015


Forest Hills High School Has Most Overcrowded Classrooms, Report Says

Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, DNAinfo New York

October 22, 2015


Schools, government agencies move to share student data

Benjamin Herold, Security InfoWatch

October 20, 2015


UFT president slams Albany for lack of financial support

Yoav Gonen, New York Post

October 20, 2015


Nearly 1,000 fewer classes are overcrowded this year, according to union survey

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat New York

October 19, 2015


Fewer city classrooms are overcrowded, teachers union report finds

Lisa L. Colangelo and Ben Chapman, Daily News

October 19, 2015


Union: Class Size Drops for First Time in Three Years

Yasmeen Khan, School Book WNYC

October 19, 2015


Mulgrew declines to criticize de Blasio on class size

Eliza Shapiro, Politico New York

October 19, 2015


A Decisive Year for NYC’s Embattled Public Schools

Leonie Haimson, The Indypendent

October 8, 2015


City Schools are Overcrowded, With No End in Sight

Yasmeen Khan, WNYC

September 23, 2015


City Pressed to Allow Public into School Leadership Team Meetings

Ruth Ford, CityLimits.org

September 16, 2015


De Blasio’s Plan to Lift Poor Schools Comes with High Costs and Big Political Risks

Kate Taylor, The New York Times

September 16, 2015


Boro Gets Least Funding Per Student: Report

Sadef Ali Kully, Time Ledger

September 11, 2015


Privacy Concerns Don’t Curb Use of Classroom Apps

Tom Risen, U.S. News

September 8, 2015


Facebook to Develop New Software for Schools to Help Kids Learn at Their Own Pace

Hanna Sanchez, iSchoolGuide

September 7, 2015


Trailers Coming to PS144

Gabriel Rom, Times Ledger

September 5, 2015


Facebook Offers Free Education Software in US

BBC News

September 4, 2015


Facebook Takes a Step Into Education Software

Vindu Goel and Motoko Rich, The New York Times

September 3, 2015


School Leadership Teams Shouldn’t Meet in Secret

Liza Featherstone, AM New York

September 2, 2015


Newport Teachers Unite in Protest

Mark Schieldrop, Newport Patch

September 2, 2015


Locking the Cloud: Student Data Collection and Privacy Safeguards

Barbara Michelman, Policy Priorities: An Information Brief from ASCD

Fall 2015


Jews and Public Education Reform

Seth Sandronsky, Jewish Currents

August 27, 2015


Fariña Keeps School Meetings Private, Despite Judge’s Ruling

Susan Edelman, New York Post

August 23, 2015


Opting Out is the Only Option

Leonie Haimson and Jeanette Deutermann, City & State

August 18, 2015


Real Solutions to the Scandal of Struggling Schools

Leonie Haimson, Gotham Gazette

August 17, 2015


‘Quotas’ at city schools pressures teachers to pass failing students

Susan Edelman, New York Post

August 9, 2015


De Blasio Not Doing Enough to Fix School Overcrowding, Critics Say

Amy Zimmer, DNAinfo

July 29, 2015


How much space does a school need? City agrees to tweak its answers

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat New York

July 28, 2015


95% of parents satisfied with NYC schools, but few take survey

Lisa Colangelo, New York Daily News

July 21, 2015


NYC Parents, Teachers and Students Give Their Schools High Marks

Yasmeen Khan, WNYC Schoolbook

July 20, 2015


School Ratings Raise Skeptics’ Eyebrows

Isabel Angell, The Riverdale Press

July 30, 2015


No Child Left Un-mined? Student Privacy At Risk in the Age of Big Data

Farai Chideya, The Intercept

June 27, 2015


Experience matters: Some local districts have more experienced teachers

Alissa Scott, Utica Observer-Dispatch

June 24, 2015


Parents Call on City  to Fight School Overcrowding by Doubling New Seats

Amy Zimmer, DNAinfo

June 18, 2015


A Celebration of Civil Disobedience

Vicki Cobb, The Huffington Post

June 10, 2015


After judge says school leadership meetings are public, city tells principles they are not

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat

June 10, 2015


Time to Reform Mayoral Control

Leonie Haimson and Shino Tanikawa, Gotham Gazette

May 28, 2015


Despite concerns in Congress, tracking data can help students

Corinne Lestch, Fedscoop

May 21, 2015


Chancellor Farina announces new NYC school data tracking tools

Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle

May 21, 2015


Data breach triggers sharing of personal info for 4,000 students

Melissa Sanchez, Catalyst Chicago

May 19, 2015


Poll: Voters oppose giving mayor ‘sole’ control over schools

Geoff Decker, Chalkbeat New York

May 13, 2015


Offering an education in surveillance

Rachel Stickland and Leonie Haimson, Journal Gazette

May 12, 2015


LGBT community has parochial school security plan

Patrick Rocchio, Bronx Times

May 10, 2015


Is your student’s homework data private?

Maureen Groppe, IndyStar

May 8, 2015


New York state court rules “school leadership team” meetings must be open to the public

Legal Clips NSBA

May 7, 2015


Activists, Companies Have Mixed Reaction to Proposed Student Privacy Law

Heather Kays, The Heartland Institute

April 29, 2015


Judge: Open Leadership Team meetings at NYC public schools

Associated Press

April 24, 2015


New York City Parents Grade Mayor on Campaign Promises

Karla Scoon Reid, Education Week

April 24, 2015


School Leadership Meetings Are Open to the Public, Judge Says

Elizabeth Harris, The New York Times

April 23, 2015


Judge: De Blasio Must Open City School Meetings to The Public

Sarina Trangle, City & State

April 23, 2015


Rejecting city argument, judge rules that school leadership meetings are public

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat New York

April 23, 2015


Anti-‘Common Core’ activists leak state’s English exam online

Aaron Short, New York Post

April 23, 2015


Group gives de Blasio varying marks on education

Bronx News 12

April 20, 2015


Parents Group Gives De Blasio Poor Marks On Education

CBS New York

April 19, 2015


家長不滿意白思豪 給市政教育打低分

Epoch Times (Chinese)

April 19, 2015


Education Advocacy Group Gives NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio A Range of Grades

Mark Morales, The Wall Street Journal

April 19, 2015


De Blasio flunks ‘report card’ on city schools improvement

Aaron Short, New York Post

April 19, 2015


[Video] Education Panel Debates Common Core

Inside City Hall, NY1

April 16, 2015


[Audio] Are the Stakes of Standardized Testing Too High?

Too the Point KCRW, NPR

April 16, 2015


Queens opting out with thousands in NY

Cristina Schreil, Queens Chronicle

April 16, 2015


Parents Complain About Brand Placement in State English Tests

Amy Zimmer, DNAinfo

April 16, 2015


[Video] BK Live 4.15.15: NYS School Test Opt Out

Brooklyn Independent Media

April 15, 2015


[Video] Common Core Protests and Controversy

Tiemp0, ABC 7

April 12, 2015


Advocates say companies, schools invade student privacy with data mining

Moriah Costa, Watchdog.org

April 8, 2015


Thousands of NYC families will boycott state math, reading exams: activists

Lisa Colangelo, New York Daily News

April 5, 2015


Leonie Haimson: Student Privacy Laws in the U.S.

Heather Kay, The Heartland Institute

April 1, 2015


Official vow to release contracts info earlier; take heat for budget delay

Geoff Decker, Chalkbeat New York

March 26, 2015


Student Privacy Bill Delayed

Heather Kays, Heartland Institute

March 23, 2015


Representatives Propose Legislation to Protect Student Data Privacy


March 23, 2015


Proposed student data privacy bill does little to protect privacy (update)

Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post

March 23, 2015


Department of Education does an about-face, cancels firm’s $637M contract to provide computer services to public schools

Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News

March 19, 2015


Parents, educators rally against Cuomo

Anthony O’Reilly, Queens Chronicle

March 19, 2015


Search for PARCC leaks raises new questions about test security measures

Adam Clark, NJ.com

March 17, 2015


Video: “Exit 10/55,” WLNY 10/55’s Richard Rose interviews Jeanette Deutermann of Allies for Public Education about the controversial Common Core testing

CBS New York

March 15, 2015


Official, Education Advocates Demand More State Funding For NYC’s Public Schools

CBS New York

March 15, 2015


School protesters are Cuomo-phobic

Noah Hurowitz, The Brooklyn Paper

March 13, 2015


Parents and Teachers Protest the Cuomo Education Agenda

Rick Cohen, The Non-Profit Quarterly

March 13, 2015


At schools’ anti-Cuomo protests, thousands sing and shout

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat New York

March 12, 2015


Schools Rally Against Cuomo’s Education Policies

Lindsey Christ, The Wall Street Journal

March 12, 2015


Parents and Teachers Join Forces Against Cuomo’s Education Agenda

Yasmeen Khan, WNYC Schoolbook

March 12, 2015


200 city schools hold rallies to oppose Andrew Cuomo’s education reforms

Ben Chapman, New York Daily News

March 12, 2015


Inwood Schools Join Citywide Protests Against Cuomo’s Education Agenda

Lindsay Armstrong, DNAinfo Inwood

March 12, 2015


Downtown School Forms ‘Human Chain’ to Protest Cuomo’s Teacher Evaluations

Irene Plagianos, DNAinfo Financial District

March 12, 2015


Park Slope Parent’s Rally Against Cuomo’s Proposed Teacher Rating System

Leslie Albrecht, DNAinfo Park Slope

March 12, 2015


Hundreds Protest Cuomo Schools Plan With Human Chain at Fort Greene School

Janet Upadhye, DNAinfo Fort Greene

March 12, 2015


Public School Kids to Cuomo: Don’t Destroy Our Schools

Jake Dobkin, The Gothamist

March 12, 2015


Profit, Performance, Protest: Slope Schools Stand Up Against Cuomo’s Proposed Education Budget & Reforms

Mary Bakija, South Slope News

March 12, 2015


NYC Parents, teachers rally against Cuomo’s public school agenda

Mary Frost, The Brooklyn Eagle

March 12, 2015


Protesters stand up to Cuomo’s education reforms

Brooklyn News 12

March 12, 2015


At widespread anti-Cuomo protests, parents and teachers to join hands

Brian Charles, Chalkbeat New York

March 11, 2015


New York City Schools Plagued by Overcrowding

Leslie Brody, The Wall Street Journal

March 3, 2015


City: Nearly Half of NYC Students in Overcrowded Schools

Yasmeen Khan, WNYC Schoolbook

March 3, 2015


Ahead of vote, a tech contract raises questions of transparency, oversight

Geoff Decker, Chalkbeat New York

February 25, 2015


New contract from city’s Department of Education to questionable technology firm does not compute

Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News

February 24, 2015


Letita James oppose $1B school Internet contract with tech firm

Yoav Gonen, New York Post

February 24, 2015


DOE hiring tech firm linked to kickback scheme

Yoav Gonen, New York Post

February 24, 2015


4 Reasons Parents Are Happy That School Superintendents Are Back in Power

Amy Zimmer, DNAinfo

January 23, 2015


Schools feel press of growing demands

Maya Rajamani, The Riverdale Press

January 21, 2015


Obama takes on Google in law to protect privacy of U.S. kids

Laura Colby, Bloomberg News

January 21, 2015


Obama to propose new student privacy legislation

Emma Brown, Washington Post

January 19, 2015


Parent Coalition Calls for New Federal Student Privacy Protections

Samatha Colton, Amsterdam News

January 15, 2015


Charters have right to share space with public schools: court

Julia Marsh, New York Post

January 13, 2015


Barack Obama to seek limits on student data mining

Stephanie Simon, Politico

January 11, 2015


Faced with lawsuits, city argues school leadership meetings are not public

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat New York

January 9, 2015

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