2020 News clips

Trump Executive Order on Private School Vouchers Denounced as ‘Last-Ditch Effort to Claim Victory’ in War on Public Education

By Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams
December 29, 2020

NYC’s $890M school bus deal lets de Blasio donor avoid pension debt: experts

By Susan Edelman, NY Post
December 12, 2020

Principals union chief says City Hall oversold full-time learning return

By Selim Algar, NY Post
December 10, 2020

NYC officials to ‘assess’ public school students to close ‘COVID-19 gap’

By Natalie Musumeci and Nolan Hicks, NY Post
December 10, 2020

De Blasio advierte que escuelas podrían cerrar el lunes por aumento del COVID-19 en NYC

By Edwin Martinez, El Diario
November 13, 2020

DOE set to quietly ink $900M bus contract

By Nolan Hicks, Susan Edelman, and Selim Algar, NY Post
November 12, 2020

Advocates worry how NYC will safeguard student data in the remote school era

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat
November 11, 2020

Amid Rising COVID Cases and Concerns About Instruction, NYC Parents Face Deadline for Returning Students to In-Person Learning

By Zoë Kirsch, The 74
November 11, 2020

How big (or small) are classes this year? NYC advocates want online and in-person breakdown

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat
October 23, 2020

De Blasio scandal donor lands school bus company bailout amid NYC cash crunch

By Selim Algar, Julia Marsh, and Nolan Hicks, New York Post
October 13, 2020

New York City Partially Compensates School Bus Companies for COVID-19 Shutdown

By Ruth Newton, School Transportation News
October 6, 2020

Francis Lewis Reopens Building for the Fall Semester

By Tony Wu, Francis Lewis News
October 5, 2020

NYC to pay school bus companies $106M for COVID-19 idling

By Susan Edelman, New York Post
October 3, 2020

Overwhelmed Teachers And Overcrowded Virtual Classes: Some Parents Say Remote Learning Is Failing Their Kids

By David Cruz, Gothamist
September 28, 2020

Amid Distance Learning Boom, Ed Tech Companies Profit From Lax Privacy Oversight

By Katya Schwenk, The Indypendent
September 26, 2020

State of Our Schools: Leonie Haimson

By News 12 Bronx Staff, News 12 Bronx
September 24, 2020

Zoom classes can have SEVENTY New York Public School students at a time, under new DOE rule

By Matthew Wright, Daily Mail
September 23, 2020

New York’s Online Class Sizes Could Reach Nearly 70 Students

By Lee Hawkins, Wall Street Journal
September 22, 2020

In-person learning begins for some NYC public school students

By Fox 5 NY Staff, Fox 5 NY
September 20, 2020

Remote classes swelling to ‘unconscionable’ sizes at NYC schools

By Susan Edelman, New York Post
September 19, 2020

Cuomo’s Choice: Tax the Rich or Starve the Schools

By Ross Barkan, The Nation
September 17, 2020

Carranza expands his DOE staff despite looming teacher shortage, layoffs

By Susan Edelman, New York Post
August 29, 2020

Community gardens could play key role in NYC’s outdoor learning plan — if the city lets them

By David Brand, Queens Daily Eagle
August 26, 2020

NYC mayor said 700,000 students are ready to come back to school this fall. Really?

By Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
August 12, 2020

Exclusive: NYC Teachers Union Launches Its Own Investigation of School Building Air Quality Amid COVID Threat, UFT President Says

By Zoe Kirsch, The 74 Million
August 5, 2020

NYC Teachers and Parents Are Questioning a Return to School

By Katya Schwenk, Indypendent
August 3, 2020

Two Keys to Solving the City’s School Crisis

By Felicia Kalan, Gotham Gazette
July 31, 2020

NYC Ombudsman proposes to delay opening of schools until October and start only with young children

By Edwin Martinez, El Diario
July 27, 2020

Calls grow louder to use NYC streets for outdoor learning this school year

By Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat
July 24, 2020

The scramble for Edtech–just another data mining operation?

By Andrew Wood, DiEM25
July 23, 2020

Sacrificing the vulnerable: Politicians’ draconian response to New York City economic crisis

By Melissa Miccio, Freedom Socialist Party
July 21, 2020

Students in Crowded Schools Will get Less In-Person Instruction This Fall

By Jillian Jorgensen, Spectrum News NY1
July 10, 2020

School every three days? That could be the new reality of in-person learning in NYC

By Ashleigh Garrison, Chalkbeat
June 26, 2020

Regents to name task force on reopening schools, Rosa says

By Gary Stern, The Evening Tribune
May 27, 2020

Carranza’s claim he can’t cut $34B budget is a lie, advocates say

By Susan Edelman, NY Post
May 16, 2020

To Reopen Schools, The Mayor Needs Smaller Classes — Here’s $570 Million in Potential Department of Education Savings to Get Him Started

By Leonie Haimson, Gotham Gazette
May 12, 2020

‘A Dangerous Idea:’ Public School Advocates Denounce Cuomo-Gates Plan Seizing on Pandemic to ‘Reimagine’ New York’s Education System

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams
May 6, 2020

Cuomo questions why school buildings still exist — and says New York will work with Bill Gates to ‘reimagine education’

By Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
May 6, 2020

Cuomo Wants To “Reimagine Education” With Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation

By Sophia Chang, Gothamist
May 5, 2020

Coronavirus-style remote learning could replace old model of education, Cuomo says

By Selim Algar and Carl Campanile, NY Post
May 5, 2020

Cuomo Taps Gates Foundation to Help New York ‘Revolutionize’ Education After Coronavirus

By Lauren Camera, US News and World Report
May 5, 2020

Consider human costs in economic reopenings, Cuomo urges

By Marina Villeneuve and Michael Hill, ABC News
May 5, 2020

New York State Teams With Gates Foundation to “Reimagine Education’ Amid Pandemic

By Evie Blad, Education Week
May 5, 2020

Parents, Teachers, Electeds Blast The Proposed $800M Cuts To Schools, Suggest Trimming Bureaucracy Instead

By Liena Zagare, Bklyner
April 27, 2020

Council members call for NYPD hiring freeze instead of education cuts

By Selim Algar, New York Post
April 27, 2020

NYC should pass all students amid coronavirus shutdown, advocates demand

By Susan Edelman, NY Post
April 25, 2020

City DOE postpones vote on millions in vendor contracts

By Susan Edelman and Kate Sheehy, New York Post
April 19, 2020

Cash-strapped NYC set to pour $700M ‘down the drain’ on idle school buses

By Susan Edelman, New York Post
April 18, 2020

Cuomo undercuts de Blasio’s efforts to close schools until fall

By Sally Goldenberg and Anna Gronewold, Politico
April 11, 2020

New York City Bans Zoom as Privacy Concerns Mount

By Mark Lieberman, Education Week
April 6, 2020

Coronavirus in NY: City spending $5.9 million a day for idled school buses

By Susan Edelman and Melanie Gray, New York Post
April 4, 2020

K-12 education moves to online across New York with uncertainty, inequity

By Sophie Grosserode and Gary Stern, Lohud
March 19, 2020

Bronx principal publicly shames struggling kids, teachers say

By Susan Edelman, New York Post
March 14, 2020

Advocates, Parents and Educators Push for Smaller Class Sizes

By Jillian Jorgenson, NY1
March 2, 2020

Treyger Holds Hearings on Reducing Class Size in Public School

By Shorefront News
March 1, 2020

Calls for smaller class size grow louder: NYC parents, students and educators say there’s a big need to rein in student seats

By Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat
February 28, 2020

New York City Classrooms are Overcrowded, It’s Time for Elected Leaders to Act

By Leonie Haimson, Gotham Gazette
February 27, 2020

Michael Bloomberg’s Disastrous Public Education Legacy

By Leonie Haimson, Indypendent
February 25, 2020

The 2020 Education Power 100

By City & State NY
February 16, 2020

There’s a math test scheduled for Earth Day. Some NY lawmakers want to change that.

By Reema Amin, Chalkbeat
February 13, 2020

Using Amazon Echo, Google Home to Learn: Skill of the Future or Bad Idea?

By Mark Lieberman, EdWeek
February 4, 2020

New Mexico’s Data Privacy Efforts Stall, but There’s an Appetite to Pass Legislation

By Patrick Kulp, AdWeek
January 9, 2020

The Trouble with Student Data Privacy Laws

By Katie Fritchen, Security Boulevard
January 9, 2020

10 Things to Know About California’s New Data Privacy Law

By Mark Lieberman, EdWeek
January 6, 2020

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