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Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

City's Denial of Early Childhood Contracts Raises Questions

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

WNYC
City Council members are rallying to save 10 longtime early learning centers whose contracts were not renewed this year, and they question the city's decision process.
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NYC Schools to Allow Condom Demonstrations in Class

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

WNYC
Teachers can now show New York City high school students how to use a condom rather than just talk about it. 
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Cardinal Courts Lawmakers Over Education Tax Credits

Monday, June 01, 2015

WNYC
Cardinal Timothy Dolan urged Albany lawmakers to pass Gov. Andrew Cuomo's education tax credit that assists private and parochial school donors and families.
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Adult Course Offers Learning For The Sake Of Learning

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Clemente course provides low-income adults with college-level education about the arts, literature and the humanities — topics often lost in the race to get a practical degree.

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City Hall Responds to Protests, Restores Summer Program Funding

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration reversed course on Thursday, restoring funds so that 17,000 middle school students can attend enrichment classes over the summer.
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Soccer Club Eases Transition for Yemeni Students

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WNYC
New arrivals from Yemen with prodigious soccer skills are finding benefits of the game extend well beyond the field.
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Fariña Lauds Guidance Counselors, Plans Modest Boost in Ranks

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WNYC
Twenty-eight guidance counselors had a rare moment in the spotlight, as Chancellor Carmen Fariña recognized them with awards for their work in New York City schools.
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Former Florida Chief Named NY State Education Commish

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WNYC
MaryEllen Elia's appointment to the state's top education post was praised by a range of stakeholders, including teachers who cited her record as a good collaborator in Florida.
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Chancellor Tisch Stands By Charter School Rejections

Thursday, May 21, 2015

WNYC
While the decision by New York officials to reject 15 new charter schools raised concerns for some, Board of Regents head Merryl Tisch shut down criticism with a few choice words.
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Who Benefits from Cuomo's Education Tax Credit Plan

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pressing lawmakers to pass $150 million worth of education tax credits before the legislative session ends. We look at who really would benefit from the credits.
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What de Blasio's Progressive Budget Looks Like

Friday, May 08, 2015

Mayor de Blasio's $78.3 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2016 presents the fullest picture yet of how his administration aims to make good on its main policy goals.

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Mayor Doubles Down on Renewal Strategy for Struggling Schools

Monday, May 04, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio is adding $34 million to his budget proposal, to make up for a shortfall in state funding at struggling schools.
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Bringing Baltimore to the Classroom

Saturday, May 02, 2015

WNYC
The riots and protests in Baltimore may seem far away from the classrooms in New York City, but some teachers have made a point of incorporating them into their lessons.
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NYC Changes Course on How to Help a Struggling School

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

WNYC
After promising intensive support to a middle school in Crown Heights, officials say they've decided it's better to merge it with a more successful neighbor.
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Addressing Student Behavior with a 'Restorative Justice' Circle

Monday, April 27, 2015

WNYC
A look inside a high school that has used mediation and other techniques to change the culture of the school community, and sharply bring down suspension rates.
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Alternatives to Suspension: Inside a 'Restorative Justice' High School

Monday, April 27, 2015

WNYC
Chancellor Carmen Fariña is urging schools to try restorative justice practices in order to reduce suspensions. What does that look like?  At one school, it means much more talking.
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New York Grants Extension for Teacher Evaluation Phase-In

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WNYC
The chancellor of the New York Board of Regents steps in and postpones by a year Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to enact new teacher evaluations by this fall. 
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Researcher Questions Whether Pre-K Supply Meets Demand in NYC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WNYC
A high-profile researcher claims there could be many more families who need full-day pre-k classes than the city thinks, but Mayor de Blasio's administration is confident about its math.
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Educators Go Silent on State Tests, More Than Last Year

Friday, April 17, 2015

Concerns about the state tests may be legion, or they may comprise a small fraction of public opinion. We don't know because most educators are too nervous to talk about them.
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Tisch: Political Battle Over Teacher Evals Spurred Opt Out Movement

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WNYC
New York's Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch said she didn’t expect so much uproar about testing when she suggested changes to the teacher evaluation system last year.
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