2016 Newsclips

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, silive.com
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, DNAinfo.com
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, dnainfo.com

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, silive.com

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, Tapinto.net

January 10, 2016

Why the new education secretary is a lightning rod

Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post

January 2, 2016

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