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Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

NYC Mayor Takes Victory Lap as School Opens with Expanded Pre-K

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The rhetoric soared on this first day of school, as Mayor de Blasio claimed to be laying a new foundation for the children and the city of New York.
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NYC School Year Starts with New Mayor's Imprint

Thursday, September 04, 2014

New York City public schools open with more than 50,000 4-year-olds heading to pre-k classes — but that's just one of several changes marking the new school year.
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New Schedule in NYC Schools Makes Time for Teaching the Teachers

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

New York City teachers will spend more time learning from each other and less time in the classroom. Can 150 minutes a week make a real difference to teachers and their students?
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Principals Union Sees Back Pay as Stumbling Block in Contract Talks

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The union representing New York's principals claimed the city is unfairly trying to squeeze its members out of raises they're entitled to from when they worked as teachers.
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NYC Families Scramble to Adjust to New School Start and End Times

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Changing the school day by 40 minutes might not sound like a big deal, but it can throw a wrench into the schedule for busy New York City families.
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School Year Underway at Most NYC Charters Schools

Monday, August 25, 2014

A wave of charter schools welcomed thousands of students to the first day of school on Monday, ahead of the city's regular district schools which open next week.
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Reporter's Notebook: Robin Williams in 1996

Friday, August 22, 2014

WNYC's Contributing Editor for Education, Beth Fertig, recalls spending time with Robin Williams in 1996 when he visited children in a hospital. His joy can be heard in the clips.

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School Bus Drivers To Get Salary Boost

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The City Council voted to give bus companies $42 million — which makes some worried about setting a bad precedent.
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It's Not Just About the Test: A Teacher Talks About the Classroom

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Jose Vilson wants the public to hear more from teachers. That's why he wrote a book.
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NYC's Special Ed Reform Moving Slowly

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Special needs kids are supposed to be integrated with the whole school population. It's federal law. But so far, the city is behind.
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A New High Tech Charter Gets an Early Start

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A new charter school is hoping to make the most of Downtown Brooklyn's position as a center of the city's technology sector.
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Five Things You Need to Know About NYC Scores on State Tests

Friday, August 15, 2014

The city showed more gains than other school districts in the state because it started training teachers and principals early on the Common Core standards, plus 4 other takeaways.
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State Tests Show NYC Made Bigger Gains in Reading than Average

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Year Two of Common Core-aligned state tests in New York did not see a big change in scores from last year. But New York City students saw gains -- see how your school scored. 

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Putting Power Tools In The Hands Of 5-Year-Olds

Monday, August 11, 2014

To move kids away from computer screens, a new wave of learning programs is emphasizing hands-on activities. Like building stuff.

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Few Teachers Bite at Buyouts

Thursday, August 07, 2014

WNYC

Less than 10 percent of teachers and other staffers without permanent assignments opted for buyouts this fall, under a new agreement negotiated between the union and the city's Department of Education.

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Just How Hard Are Common Core Tests? See For Yourself

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

WNYC

See for yourself.

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Did the Right Kids Go to Summer School? One NYC School Says Yes.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Instead of relying solely on test scores to determine which students needed summer school, education officials told school districts to let teachers and principals decide.

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Union Claims Weak Teachers Are Shown the Door

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With teacher tenure under scrutiny, the New York City teachers union claimed more teachers leave the system because of disciplinary action than previously reported, even if few teachers are actually fired.

 

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Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews

Monday, July 28, 2014

A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.

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Tales Of Migration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys And 'Hyphenated Identities'

Monday, July 28, 2014

The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and drama. These trips can herald life-changing transformations for families seeking out better lives.

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