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Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

L Is for Longer Commute: Riders Anxious About L Train Repairs

Monday, May 09, 2016

WNYC
From Canarsie to Bushwick, L train riders are gearing up for a long period of delays and shutdowns to repair storm damage.

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NYC Teens Spotlight School Funding Woes On Stage

Saturday, May 07, 2016

A lawsuit over the way public schools are financed in the state became so dramatic that it inspired some New York City high school students to write a play about it.

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Asst Principal Accuses Bronx Politician of Meddling in School Enrollment

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

WNYC
A Bronx brawl is headed to the courts, with a school supervisor claiming a state lawmaker used his leverage to keep non-white children out of a public school in Riverdale.
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NYS Commissioner Commends Efforts at Two Struggling Schools

Monday, May 02, 2016

WNYC
New York's education commissioner visited two "persistently struggling" Bronx middle schools that could be taken over by an outside receiver if they don't make sufficient improvements.
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Mayor's Budget Adds $100 Million for Physical Education in Schools

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WNYC
More money for gym teachers and additional resources to help homeless children are among the education items in Mayor Bill de Blasio's revised budget proposal.
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Parents at 'Progressive' School Call for Principal's Ouster

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WNYC
The principal at a well-known school in East Harlem is feuding with parents, prompting the city's top school leaders to step in. 
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Time's (Not) Up: Educators on the Pros and Cons of Untimed State Tests

Friday, April 15, 2016

WNYC
New York State removed the time limits for its annual math and reading tests that wrap up this week. Some loved the experience, others not so much.
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Behind the Scenes with the 'Hamilton' Curriculum

Thursday, April 14, 2016

WNYC
Thousands of New York City public high school students are getting a more rousing introduction to U.S. history through a guide based on the hit musical "Hamilton."
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Broadway's 'Hamilton' Makes Its Way Into NYC's High School Curriculum

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Broadway hit tells the story of the American Revolution with a multi-racial cast and hip-hop music. The point is to make American history a lot more exciting than how it's often taught in school.

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How One School Under Pressure Resists 'Test Prep'

Monday, April 11, 2016

WNYC
With New York State tests underway, few schools are under as much pressure to show results as M.S. 22. Even so, the principal is not a fan of teaching to the test.
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Pro-Charter Group Sues City Over School Safety

Thursday, April 07, 2016

WNYC
A group of New York City parents claims the city's public schools don't do enough to protect their children from violence and bullying.
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Chancellor on State Tests: 'I Don't Believe in Opting Out'

Monday, April 04, 2016

WNYC
In an appeal to New York City parents, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said state tests have improved and she hopes they will allow their kids to take the exams.
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Fewer Suspensions in City Schools After Discipline Changes

Thursday, March 31, 2016

WNYC
New York City's effort to find punishment alternatives has resulted in a big drop in suspensions for less serious offenses, including insubordination.
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To Opt Out or Not? Dueling Messages Before Next Week's Tests

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WNYC
A week before elementary and middle school students take their state math and reading tests, there's a debate about whether parents are getting enough information.
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Study Says Breakfast in Class Has No Impact on Academics or Waist Lines

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WNYC
The NYU study found that serving breakfast in classrooms did not lead to higher test scores or attendance, nor did it contribute to childhood obesity.
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For Syrian Refugees in New Jersey, a Bumpy Adjustment to School

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

WNYC
The warm welcome many Syrian families received in Elizabeth, N.J., didn't always apply to their schools. When a few needed a change, a team of local volunteers stepped in to help. 
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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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