Leonie Haimson

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Forest Hills »

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

Under the city's current plan, approximately 38,000 new school seats would be created citywide.

Richmond Hill »

De Blasio to Use CompStat-Style 'War Room' to Help Fix Failing Schools

The mayor described his effort to fix failing schools much like going to war.

Woodside »

MAP: How Overcrowded Is Your Child's School District?

Schools are crowded in all five boroughs. New seats are on the way, but not enough to solve the problem.

Civic Center »

State Nixes Controversial Plan to Share Student Data With inBloom

The state's Education Department won't send student data to inBloom's online portal.

Woodside »

School Plan Would Cram 46 Kids Into Single Queens Classroom

A proposal to ease overcrowding at P.S. 11 in Woodside would make it worse, parents said.

Park Slope »

Parent-Teacher Conferences Limited to 3 Minutes at Big Middle Schools

Parents charge through schools for time slots "like the running of the bulls," one PTA member said.

New York City »

New Assessments for Teacher Evals Could Emphasize Music, Art

Educators laud the assessments that could draw attention to subjects other than English and Math.

New York City »

City Class Sizes Continue to Grow, DOE Report Shows

Class sizes rose across the city this year, the Department of Education said.

New York City »

Thousands of City Classes Are Overcrowded, Union Says

A total of 670 schools have overcrowded classes this fall, the United Federation of Teachers said.

New York City »

Thousands of City Students Have Trailers For Classrooms

Queens had 155 of the city's 357 trailers during the 2011-12 school year.

Downtown »

Murray Bergtraum Most Overcrowded School in Manhattan, Union Says

The city has nearly 1,000 more overcrowded classrooms this year than last year, the United Federation of Teachers said.

Manhattan »

Who is Cathie Black?

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein stepped down Tuesday and will be replaced by Hearst magazines executive Cathie Black.

Manhattan »

School Report Card Grades Drop as City Changes Ranking System

More than 700 elementary and middle schools received lower grades this year compared to last year.