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Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

New Regents Chancellor Says She Wouldn't Want Own Kids to Take State Tests

Monday, March 21, 2016

WNYC
But New York State's newly-elected Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa also wants to improve the assessments.
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City Schools to See Some Money They're Owed — But Not All

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WNYC
The city schools are getting more funds next year, but the Department of Education acknowledged they still fall short of what they're owed by the state.
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NYC Charters Retain Students Better Than Traditional Schools

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

WNYC
But a WNYC analysis shows attrition rates vary between the big charter networks.
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Success Charter School Sues State Over Pre-K Contract

Thursday, March 10, 2016

WNYC
The Success Academy charter network is taking its dispute over a pre-kindergarten contract to court. Meanwhile, New York City says over 68,000 kids have applied for free pre-k next year.
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New Members Approved for New York's Board of Regents

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

WNYC
The state assembly approved three new members for the Board of Regents who, along with a new chancellor, may take the education policy-making panel in a new direction.
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Fewer Black and Latino Students Testing for Specialized High Schools

Friday, March 04, 2016

WNYC
Despite outreach efforts, 521 fewer black and Hispanic students took the test this year to get into New York City's most competitive public high schools compared to last year.
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As Charter School Climate Changes, Founder's Tactics Remain the Same

Friday, March 04, 2016

WNYC
Success Academy has faced some bumps recently, such as a lawsuit filed by some parents and unfavorable media attention. But Eva Moskowitz says she's not looking to change her approach.
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Q&A: Local Expert Urges Students to Submit Financial Aid Requests

Thursday, February 25, 2016

WNYC
A New York City official says the sooner students submit their college aid applications the better their chances for generous offers. In other words, get the paperwork in now.
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One District's Diversity Plan Rests in Chancellor's Hands

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WNYC
New York City's Chancellor Carmen Fariña says she'll consider a proposal to better integrate elementary schools in one school district.
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Desegregation Proposal Depends on Parents' Choices

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

WNYC
A district in Lower Manhattan wants to change school enrollment policies to encourage desegregation, but the effort hinges on families stepping out of their comfort zones. 
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Young Students Call for More School Diversity

Monday, February 22, 2016

WNYC
As adults wrestle with how to make New York City's segregated public schools more diverse, eight-year-old students share their thoughts about being in the minority at their school. 
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That Old City Payphone Is Now a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Thursday, February 18, 2016

WNYC
More than a dozen free Wi-Fi kiosks have started operating out of old payphones, equipped with tablet computers that allow anyone to go on the Internet or to make free phone calls.

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School Safety Incidents Vary, Depending on Who Counts

Thursday, February 18, 2016

WNYC
Despite New York City's contention that its public schools are safer, state numbers show violent incidents on the rise, according to a new analysis.
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Common Core Critics See Opportunity to Change State Regents Board

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

WNYC
A third member of the state's Board of Regents is stepping down, and critics of the Common Core standards see an opening to shift the education policy board's composition.
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New York State Steps Up Housing Discrimination Enforcement

Sunday, February 14, 2016

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new task force to root out housing discrimination against buyers and sellers by using investigators.

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Report: More U.S. Schools Looking to Improve Student Diversity

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

WNYC
Just as a handful of New York City schools test new admission rules to integrate their communities, a report shows their efforts are part of a larger trend. 
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Forbidden Fruit: Was an After School Program Yanked for Serving Snacks?

Friday, February 05, 2016

WNYC
A Brooklyn elementary school was suddenly left without its after-school arts program when the health department ordered it shut, forcing parents to scramble.
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After Speedy Test Reforms, State Education Commissioner Says It's Time to 'Unplug'

Thursday, February 04, 2016

WNYC
New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia told an audience at Teachers College she's trying to win the trust of parents and educators alienated by the high pitch of reforms.
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To Improve Reading, A Few Key Words

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

WNYC
At a struggling middle school in the Bronx, teachers are learning how to improve students' low reading levels by filling big gaps in their vocabularies.
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Public Advocate Sues New York City over Glitches in Special Ed Tracking

Monday, February 01, 2016

WNYC
Public Advocate Letitia James claims the city lost out on federal money and denied much-needed services to special education students because of a faulty computer system.
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