2018 Newsclips

Why parents and students are protesting an online learning program backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook

Valerie Strauss & Leonie Haimson, The Washington Post
December 20, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor de Blasio’s pre-kindergarten expansion caused public school overcrowding, report says

Ben Chapman, New York Daily News
December 17, 2018

Inspector General Blasts Ed. Dept. on FERPA Enforcement

Benjamin Herold, Education Week
December 11, 2018

After contentious fight, Success Academy middle school will be allowed to open alongside Brooklyn’s P.S. 25

Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat
November 28, 2018

Amazon Will Only Exacerbate Long Island City School Overcrowding

By Leonie Haimson & Sabina Omerhodzic, Gotham Gazette 
November 27, 2018

After rapid growth, Zuckerberg-backed school program faces scrutiny over effectiveness, data privacy

By Steven Melendez, Fast Company
November 19, 2018

Students protest Zuckerberg-backed digital learning program and ask him: ‘What gives you this right?’

By Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
November 17, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: NYC’s Amazon deal will boot 1,000 public school employees from offices

By Noah Goldberg and Ben Chapman, New York Daily News
November 15, 2018

Brooklyn Students Are Protesting Silicon Valley’s Favorite Education Program

By Nick Tabor, New York Magazine
November 14, 2018

Brooklyn students walk out of school over Zuckerberg-backed learning system

By Steven Melendez, Fast Company
November 12, 2018

Students in Brooklyn protest their school’s use of a Zuckerberg-backed online curriculum that Facebook engineers helped build

By Paige Leskin, Business Insider
November 12, 2018

Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program

By Susan Edelman, New York Post
November 10, 2018

From the Network for Public Education Conference: “We Are Winning!”

By Thomas Ultican, San Diego Free Press
November 8, 2018

Department of Education probed for pitching charters to public school kids

By Susan Edelman, New York Post
November 4, 2018

New York Unveils $17 Billion Plan to Ease School Overcrowding

By Leslie Brody, Wall Street Journal
November 4, 2018

Data Privacy: “Educator Toolkit for Teacher and Student Privacy”

By Lauraine Genota, Education Week 
October 31, 2018

Educators Linger in the Misunderstood ‘Teacher Reserve,’ a Byproduct of School Reforms

By Patrick Donachie,  City Limits
October 19, 2018

Mott Haven Charter Schools Still Fail to Enroll a Fair Share of Students Learning English

By Lucas Manfield, The Bronx Ink
October 19, 2018

 Stronger Data-Privacy Protections for Students and Teachers Needed, Report Argues

By Lauraine Genota, Education Week
October 18, 2018

City’s yellow-bus contracts boss pushed out as companies say routes go unstaffed

By Ben Chapman, NY Daily News
October 8, 2018

New York City greenlights Success Academy middle school after contentious space fight

State Education Department under fire for embargoing test scores

Susan Edelman, New York Post
Sept. 8, 2018

“Local Context.” The New Gates K-12 Strategy is Coming Into Sharper Focus

Caitlin Reilly, Inside Philanthropy
Sept. 3, 2018

Cynthia Nixon shocks progressives with Bloomberg praise

Nolan Hicks, New York Post
July 30, 2018

In wake of legal battle, Success Academy gives up push for middle school space

Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat
July 26, 2018

A small Brooklyn school that the city wants to close will remain open next year

Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat
July 26, 2018

How does your school secure students’ personal data?

Gary Stern, Rockland/Westchester Journal News
June 18, 2018

Parents and Education Activists Prevailed; PS 25/Eubie Blake School Opened for Another Year

Admin, Our Time Press
June 15, 2018

Success Academy Rebuffs Schools Chancellor’s Offer of Classroom Space

Andy Mai, Ben Chapman, and Janon Fisher, New York Daily News
June 14, 2018

Trump’s Education Department steps up to defend student privacy

Jane Robbins, The Hill
June 13, 2018

Success Academy Fights to Open Charter School in Brooklyn Building 

Ben Chapman, Khadija Hussain
June 12, 2018

Success Academy Fights to Open a Middle School, because P.S. 25 Failed to Close 

Liena Zagare, Bklyner
June 11, 2018

The Bottom Line on Opting Out of High-Stakes Standardized Tests

Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
June 8, 2018

This Edition: Leonie Haimson on Modern-day School Segregation

Bob Herbert, CUNY TV
June 4, 2018

P.S. 25 will stay open for another year

Liena Zagare, Bklyner
May 25, 2018

Why is New York City Trying to Close a Successful Public High-Needs School?

Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
May 24, 2018

Judge Temporarily Blocks Closure of Brooklyn School

Selim Algar, New York Post
May 24, 2018

Parents Score a Temporary Victory in Slowing the Closure of a Small Brooklyn Elementary School

Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat
May 24, 2018

Judge’s Ruling Keeps P.S. 25 Open, For Now 

Azi Paybarah, Politico
May 24, 2018

A School Does Well. Why Must It Be Closed?

Chuck Wilbanks, CSA News
May 23, 2018

How NYC protects Principals Accused of Sex Harassment

Susan Edelman, New York Post
May 19, 2018

Class Size Matters!

Mary Kathleen Mehuron and Alice Rodgers, The Valley Reporter
May 17, 2018

Frustrated Parents, Advocates File Lawsuit in Albany Demanding City Immediately Reduce Class Sizes

Michael V. Cusenza, The Forum
April 24, 2018

Lawsuit Demands that NYC Do the Math on Class Size

Maitefa Angaza, Our Time Press
April 19, 2018

Parents File School Overcrowding Suit

Anthony O’Reilly, Queens Chronicle
April 19, 2018

Activists and Parents Demand N.Y. Education Officials Reduce Class Sizes in Lawsuit 

Ben Chapman, New York Post
April 16, 2018

City Students’ Scores Stay Flat on National Math, Reading Tests

Ben Chapman, New York Post
April 11, 2018

Anna Sanders, New York Post
April 8, 2018

Council Wants to Tackle Overcrowding 

Anthony O’Reilly, Queens Chronicle
March 29, 2018

Facebook Is Deeply Enmeshed In Education Data Mining And It’s Probably Affecting Your Children

Emmet McGroarty and Jane Robbins, The Daily Caller
March 28, 2018

Education Officials Began Closing a Small New York City School. Now Parents Are Suing to Keep it Open.

Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat
March 27, 2018

Liena Zagare, Bklyner
March 27, 2018

Johnson, Treyger Release School Overcrowding Report 

Kelly Mena, Kings County Politics
March 21, 2018

Council Calls for Overhaul of City’s Approach to Easing School Crowding

Jarrett Murphy, City Limits
March 20, 2018

Fewer girls than boys accepted into top N.Y. high schools even though more of them tried out

Ben Chapman, New York Daily News
March 15, 2018

Education panel member pushed to quit after voting against de Blasio

Susan Edelman and Anna Sanders, NY Post
March 10, 2018

Class size does matter: Lawrence Teachers Association, school board clash on numbers

Jeff Bessen, Long Island Herald
Feb. 8, 2018

Parents Demand Mayor Includes Them in New Chancellor Search

Parents Rally to Demand a Voice in the Search for New York City Schools Chief

Parents Want To Participate in Picking NYC School Chancellor

Anthony O’Reilly, Queens Chronicle
January 18, 2018

How Bill de Blasio Can Redeem His Education Record

Mayor de Blasio Should Seize His Second Term to Make New York the ‘Fairest Big City in America

Editors, the Nation
January 1, 2018

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