Beth Fertig

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Tool or Weapon? Advocates Call on Cuomo to Legalize 'Gravity Knives'

Monday, November 28, 2016

Advocates called on Gov. Cuomo to legalize certain folding knives, saying that too many blacks and Latinos are being unfairly arrested for carrying knives that are actually tools.

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One South Bronx Teen Looks to College As Ladder Up, and Out

Monday, November 28, 2016

As Mott Haven gentrifies, one teen is not so impressed. He's eager to move on, to college and, eventually, the suburbs. 
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N.Y. Attorney General Warns of Scams Targeting Immigrants Post-Election

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and others say they're getting more complaints, since the election, about about scam artists targeting frightened immigrants. 

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School Integration Proposal on Hold for Lower Manhattan

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Department of Education says it needs more time to implement a proposal to distribute low-income children more evenly in local schools.
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Charter Leader Moskowitz Says She's Not Interested in Working for Trump

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Charter school leader Eva Moskowitz says she would not want to be U.S. Education Secretary in a Trump administration. 
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How to Talk About the Election with Students

Thursday, November 10, 2016

New York City teachers and principals say they're fielding a lot of tough questions from students about Donald Trump's election.
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Theme High Schools Long to Find the Most Interested Applicants

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Eighth graders in New York City have a dizzying array of high school choices, including theme schools. The problem is many theme schools can't pick the kids who most want to attend.
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School Suspensions Drop But Racial Divide Persists

Monday, October 31, 2016

While the number of New York City students who get suspended is on the decline, black children and students with disabilities still get removed from class far more than other children. 
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Teachers Get Schooled on Talking Race

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

With all the events in the news lately, more school leaders want to talk about racial inequality and bias with their students. But first, they need to learn how.  
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Born In The U.S., Raised In China: 'Satellite Babies' Have A Hard Time Coming Home

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Some immigrant families from China send their U.S.-born babies to their home country to be raised by relatives. Certain educators in New York City say this can make education a challenge.

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For 'Satellite Babies,' Separation Can Take Its Toll

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sending babies and young children born in the U.S. to live abroad with relatives is a common practice — but experts say there are long-term costs families should take into account.
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Born In The U.S., Raised In China: 'Satellite Babies' Have A Hard Time Coming Home

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Some immigrant families from China send their U.S.-born babies to their home country to be raised by relatives. Psychologists are studying what happens when these children return home.

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Why City's Homeless Students Have High Absentee Rates

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

It's well known that homeless students are much more likely to miss school than other kids but a new study says some reasons are much less obvious than others.
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Downtown Manhattan Parents Claim City Is Holding Integration Plan 'Hostage'

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Parent leaders in the East Village and Lower East Side are waiting for a green light from the city to implement their plan to mix children of different incomes among the local schools. 
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Bronx School is Last One on State Watch List

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Out of 10 schools on the state's list of "persistently struggling" schools, nine made enough progress to drop the label, including two middle schools in the Bronx.
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Thousands Rally in Brooklyn for More Charter Schools

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

In what's become an annual event, thousands of charter teachers, students and families took the morning off from class to rally for more charter schools.
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Success at 10: Longtime Students Look Back

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Ten years after opening its first school, Success Academy has grown into the largest charter network in New York City. We spoke with student 'lifers' on their decade with Success.
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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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