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Beth Fertig

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Changes Are Coming to the City's Specialized High Schools Test

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The city is changing the test that's used to determine which students get into the most elite public high schools, with the goal of making it more fair for everyone.
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Brooklyn Charter Wins Contest to Rethink American High Schools

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Brooklyn Lab Charter School has won $10 million to create a high school that serves different types of learners with technology, more guidance counselors and internships.
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Looking for a City High School? There's a New Tool

Monday, September 12, 2016

New York City parents and students can now try the Department of Education's new online search tool to help them navigate the complicated high school admissions process.
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City Chancellor Talks Suspensions and 'Moral Compass' for Promoting Diversity

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

School's back in session this week and New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña stops by WNYC to share what's on the agenda this year. 
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First Report Shows NYC Schools Falling Short on Gym Classes

Thursday, September 01, 2016

With just 25 percent of New York City elementary school kids getting the required amount of physical education, officials vow to get the PE program into shape over the next few years.
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NYC Stands By Water Testing Protocol in Schools

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Outside experts are questioning the way New York City tests for lead in public school drinking water, but officials insist they were advised by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Why Giuliani Is Suited to Be Trump's Staunchest Supporter

Friday, August 26, 2016

Before Rudy Giuliani became America's Mayor in the aftermath of 9/11, he shifted from being a populist to a pugilist. Sound familiar?

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Where Rich and Poor School Districts are Side by Side

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

School segregation isn't always about race. A new report finds the gaps between rich and poor neighboring districts in New York and New Jersey rank among the nation's highest.
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After a Late Start, City Recruits More Middle Schoolers for Specialized High School Prep

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The mayor's plan to increase diversity at the city's most competitive high schools kicked off just a few months before the admittance test.
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What to Make of Rise in Test Scores? Top Ed Leaders Differ

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

After touting progress on this year's tests, State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa offered slightly different takes on the results.
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For Three Bronx Middle Schools, How Much Progress is Enough?

Monday, August 15, 2016

The low-performing schools in the Bronx are still waiting to hear if they've improved enough to get off the state's dreaded Persistently Struggling Schools List.
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Faculty on the Hook for Healthcare Bills as Dowling College Closes

Friday, August 12, 2016

Faculty members claim they're owed money for healthcare bills by Dowling College, the financially troubled Long Island liberal arts school that's closing at the end of August.

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De Blasio Defends His Approach to Fixing NYC Schools

Thursday, August 11, 2016

New York City's mayor defended his views on test prep, charter schools and how to fix the nation's largest school system, all on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show.
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Upper West Side School Gets New Building, But Who Will Attend?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

An Upper West Side school with a high percentage of students from public housing will move to a new building in the fall of 2017. 
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Protesting 101: How a Suspended Student Learned What Not to Do

Monday, August 08, 2016

It's been a summer of protests across the U.S. As students ponder their own role, here's what a Staten Island teen learned about standing up for a cause.
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How U.S. Charter Schools May Be Tied to Turkey's Political Unrest

Friday, August 05, 2016

The cleric Turkey accuses of plotting the recent failed coup attempt has been linked to a network of U.S. charter schools, including four in New York and six in New Jersey.
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Seeking Future Engineers and Architects in the South Bronx

Monday, August 01, 2016

The city agency responsible for building libraries, police precincts and even wheelchair ramps is looking for the next generation of architects and engineers at Bronx summer camp.
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Camp For Young Refugees Teaches U.S. School Skills

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A summer academy helps get the children of refugees and asylum seekers ready for life inside a New York City public school building.
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Integration Plans Move Ahead on the Upper West Side

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Manhattan families heard about two proposals to address crowding and segregation at a limited number of schools on the Upper West Side, but some pressed for a district-wide solution.
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Few New York Schools See High Lead Levels in Water

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

After testing the drinking water in more than 1,500 school buildings, New York City said children and families have no reason to fear elevated levels of lead.
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