Beth Fertig

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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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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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