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Beth Fertig

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Parents Urge Mayor to Honor Pledge Against Co-Locations

Friday, November 14, 2014

New York City parent leaders are urging Mayor de Blasio to stick to his word and prevent any more schools from having to share space in the same building.
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School Report Cards Are Out, Now Without Letter Grades

Monday, November 10, 2014

Say goodbye to A's and F's. The city's new school report cards now include the terms "poor" through "excellent," as well as "exceeding target" and "not approaching target."
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City Deal to Fix Two Schools Includes Replacing Staff

Friday, November 07, 2014

New York City is on track to restructure two failing high schools, in part by requiring staff members to reapply for their jobs.
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After a Dip More NYC Teachers Get Tenure

Friday, November 07, 2014

Nearly 60 percent of eligible city teachers received tenure this year, a slight uptick from recent years when the city made it harder for teachers to receive the extra job protections.
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School 'Renewal' Plan Marks Major Shift from Bloomberg

Monday, November 03, 2014

The critics were ready to pounce when Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his strategy to help struggling schools, but he insisted it's time for a different approach.
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To Help Struggling Schools, de Blasio Invests Rather Than Shuts Down

Monday, November 03, 2014

New York City's mayor set a starkly different tone than his predecessor with his $150 million plan to give the city's worst schools help and time to improve. 
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New York City School Suspensions Remains Flat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Black and Hispanic students received an outsized share of school suspensions last year, prompting the chancellor to acknowledge more work needs to be done.
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Play Nice: NYC Panel Recommends Space-Sharing Tactics for Schools

Friday, October 31, 2014

A panel appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio said the process of siting schools needs to be more transparent from the get go. 
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New York City Comptroller Begins Audit of Four Charter Networks

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The office of the city comptroller is looking at the internal operations of four charter school groups, including the Success network, the city's largest. 
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Chancellor Fariña Says Discipline Code Revisions Still in the Works

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Advocates say under current school guidelines, excessive force is used too often in dealing with "disruptive" students.
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NYC Officials Try to Calm Concerns Over Ebola in Schools

Monday, October 27, 2014

On the same day a five-year-old child was being tested for possible Ebola infection, city officials issued a letter that outlined the low risk of the disease in the schools. 
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Advocates Crave Word from Mayor on Expanding Breakfast in Schools

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A coalition of anti-hunger advocates is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fulfill a campaign pledge to serve breakfast in all schools, not just before the start of class.
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NYC Chancellor Shakes Up School Superintendents

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chancellor Carmen Fariña fulfilled her pledged to strengthen the role of school superintendents, the principals' bosses, by filling seven vacancies and replacing eight others.
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Overcrowded and Overwhelmed: Inside P.S. 176

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How do you fit 22 third graders in a room the size of a Manhattan studio apartment? Ask P.S. 176 in Brooklyn. It's one of hundreds of crowded schools that can't catch a break.
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New York Regents Approve Career-Focused Diploma Requirements

Monday, October 20, 2014

New York high schoolers will be able to swap out a history test required for graduation for an exam of their choice, in subjects such as information technology or culinary arts.
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This Week in Politics: Is Cuomo Pandering?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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The Governor gives another reason why there's no campaign finance reform, and wants women and Latinos to know he's on their side.

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Mayor De Blasio Weighs Admissions Changes for Top High Schools

Friday, October 17, 2014

The debate over admissions policies at New York City's most elite high schools has flared up again, as current eighth graders consider their options.
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Resignation Raises Questions About City's Plan to Help Failing Schools, or Lack Thereof

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The departure of the Boys and Girls High School principal last week has sparked a debate about how far the chancellor will go to fix New York City's struggling schools.
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Shooting Near School Sparks Call for More Police

Friday, October 10, 2014

More than a week after a school's parent coordinator was wounded in gunfire, the head of her union is calling for more of a police presence outside city schools.
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State Commish Says Charter Schools Limit May Be Flexible

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Education Commissioner John King suggested a way for New York City to get around the limit on charter schools, on the same day he visited a program to improve its district schools.
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