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Beth Fertig

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Muslim Students Celebrate a First With Eid School Holiday

Thursday, September 24, 2015

WNYC
On the same week that Jews celebrated Yom Kippur and Catholics greeted the Pope, Muslim students have their very first school holiday.
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New Schools Official Wants to Untangle Bureaucratic Web for Parents

Thursday, September 24, 2015

WNYC
The Department of Education has named a seasoned insider to overhaul how schools engage with families, but it's no easy task.
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De Blasio Says NYC Policies Support More Diverse Schools

Friday, September 18, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio explained how his education agenda will improve all schools but he said he hasn't committed to specific diversity plans, in his interview with WNYC's Brian Lehrer. 
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Here's How to Make Sense of the New College Scorecard

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

WNYC
The new scorecard for colleges includes mounds of data about average costs for students, and how graduates fare years later. We offer five tips to making sense of it all.
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City Offers New Teacher Tool to Improve High School Writing

Monday, September 14, 2015

WNYC
Elementary and middle school teachers are used to teaching basic writing skills. Now, high school teachers are getting a blueprint to take students' writing to the next level. 
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When Home Is Tough, Making Students Feel Good At School

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the Bronx specializes in working with homeless students, students living in foster care, and those who've experienced trauma.

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Mayor de Blasio Heads Back to School, Too

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio used the first day of school to tout pre-k, community schools and helping teachers do a better job. Some of the kids he visited were into the play table.
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Politics and Pre-K: What to Watch for This School Year

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

WNYC
It's back to school time in New York City. Here's our rundown of some of the lively debates and key issues sure to come up this year.
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She’s Got Game: Expanded Program Targets Underserved Student Athletes

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

WNYC
The city is adding over 200 new sports teams in the coming school year. Over half of them will cater to previously under-served girl athletes. 
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Parents' Teacher Tenure Challenge Heads Back to Court

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WNYC
The unions claim a new state law makes it easier to get rid of ineffective teachers, but two groups of parents say it's not enough.
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These East Harlem Schoolkids Are Excited About the Pope

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WNYC
When Pope Francis visits Our Lady Queen of Angels in East Harlem next month, he'll meet some curious third and fourth graders armed with questions.
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Special Needs Students Stuck on Stifling School Buses, Lawsuit Says

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WNYC
Public Advocate Letitia James is suing the Department of Education for not providing air-conditioned buses for students with disabilities, as required by law.
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Mayor Says He Won't Tolerate Characters Harassing People in Times Square

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WNYC
The mayor's strong words follow a drop for him in the polls and rising concern about crime and homelessness.

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Law Would Ban Grand Juries when Police Kill Civilians

Monday, August 17, 2015

WNYC
New proposed legislation would stop the use of grand juries in cases where a police officer is accused of killing a civilian.

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'Voluntreers' Map City Foliage with New Technology

Sunday, August 16, 2015

WNYC
 A new web-based system now enables volunteers to use tablets provided by the city as well as their own smart phones to help count every city tree.

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NYC: No Stone Unturned As Pre-K Sites Face Inspections

Thursday, August 13, 2015

WNYC
Three weeks before school starts, New York City officials say they are well underway to inspecting all of the roughly 1,800 pre-kindergarten classrooms slated to open.
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New York City Students Make Modest Gains on State Tests; Opt-Outs Triple

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Students in grades three through eight performed slightly better on the 2015 English and math tests than the year before. See how your school scored.
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City Council Moves Quickly on Legionnaires' Bill

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

WNYC
The City Council is taking up legislation requiring building owners to register and inspect their cooling towers, in an effort to prevent Legionnaires' outbreaks.

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Despite Two More Deaths, City Asserts Legionnaires' Outbreak is Slowing

Monday, August 10, 2015

WNYC
Two more people died of Legionnaires' disease, bringing the total to 12. But city officials believe the Bronx outbreak is ending because no new cases have been diagnosed since August 3.

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A Summer of Test Prep Means More Asians in the City's Elite Schools

Monday, August 10, 2015

WNYC
While certain Asian immigrants have created a pipeline of tutoring centers, educators say black and Latino students often don’t have the same networks in their communities.
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