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Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

First Person: New Yorkers on Being 12

Thursday, March 12, 2015

WNYC
Twelve is an age when the world starts opening up. Hear these students sound off on topics like bullying, social media, discipline, dating and friendships. It's not easy being 12. 
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Middle School: A 'Hot Mess' of Distractions

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Seventh graders make for curious but easily distracted students. Our Being 12 series looks at the crucial age where teachers and hormones battle for kids’ attention.
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12 Things to Know About 'Being 12' in New York City

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WNYC
Why does 12 matter? Because that kid you saw on the street or subway is going through major physical and psychological changes, buys a lot and represents the changing face of America. 
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Now Saving The Music Industry: Your 12-Year-Old

Sunday, March 08, 2015

WNYC
As the music industry struggled to keep older buyers and fans, it's discovered that tweens are the ultimate renewable resource—as long as the artists sort of act their age.
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City Shuts Down Two Troubled Charter Schools

Thursday, March 05, 2015

WNYC
New York City education officials took the unusual step to close two charters, effective this June, because of persistently low performance and weak leadership.
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Life After the Ban: Schools Roll Out the New Cell Phone Rules

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
New York City's ban on cell phones in public schools is over. Now, individual schools get to choose a policy that works for them. 
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In Dig at De Blasio, Cuomo Defends His Plan for Failing Schools

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered a vigorous defense of his plan to turnaround failing schools, one day after Mayor Bill de Blasio went to Albany and argued for an alternative.
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CUNY Program Raises Graduation Rates with Intensive Support

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WNYC
A program aimed at boosting graduation rates among community college students has bucked the trend and managed to retain students, according to an independent research study.
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Taylor Swift Donates to NYC Schools Music Program

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WNYC
Pop star Taylor Swift is making good on her pledge to give the city schools proceeds from her hit single "Welcome to New York."
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New York City Schools Chief Outlines Discipline Changes That Scale Back Suspensions

Friday, February 13, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to reduce student suspensions by making it harder for principals to suspend students for lesser infractions, like being defiant or disrespectful.
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Report: Discipline at Many Charter Schools Violates Students' Rights

Thursday, February 12, 2015

WNYC
Too many city charter schools have discipline policies that can expel or suspend a student for minor infractions, in violation of state and federal laws, according to a new report.
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Wanted: A Few Good Parent Candidates

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
New York City parents interested in seeking an elected office now have their chance. Candidates can submit applications for the 36 local councils.
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Mayor's Education Budget Boosts Support for Reading Intervention

Monday, February 09, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio's nearly $78 million city budget holds steady on education, but proposes more money to help young students with reading problems.
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Teachers Union Fires First Shot in Battle Over Charter School Cap

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Union leaders say charter schools shouldn't be rewarded by Albany lawmakers until they accept more of the most difficult to teach students. 
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Report: Special Needs Students Stay Longer at New York City Charter Schools

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WNYC
In a reversal, the Independent Budget Office said students with special needs are less likely to leave charters than their peers at city district schools.
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Orthodox Jewish Group Presses for More Half Day Pre-K Seats

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

With only so many hours in a day, some orthodox groups want more half-day pre-kindergarten seats so they have enough time to offer religious instruction as well. 
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Farina Consolidates Power in School Superintendents

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WNYC
Principals were treated as C.E.O.'s of their schools by the previous administration but Chancellor Carmen Fariña wants their bosses, school superintendents, to have more of a say.
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Cuomo Proposes Tying School Aid to Specific Education Reforms

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants changes to the teacher evaluation and disciplinary systems, despite opposition from Democrats and the unions. But he's using school aid for leverage.
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Brooklyn Principal Selected to Talk Education in DC

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WNYC
A Brooklyn high school principal was among a group of 15 school leaders from around the country brought to D.C. to talk about federal policies and meet the Education Secretary.
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Cuomo Expected to Tackle Teacher Evaluations, Charter Schools

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his State of the State speech will include fixes to the teacher evaluation system so that good teachers are rewarded and bad teachers are shown the door. 
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