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Beth Fertig

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City Nears Charter Cap as 17 More Schools Win Approval

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

While the State University of New York panel in charge of charter schools voted for more to open, its members said they would closely monitor the schools' progress. 
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Change in Admissions Rules Muddles NYC Middle School Search

Monday, October 06, 2014

State test scores won't count as much as they used to in middle school admissions. The change means dozens of the city's top middle schools are devising new formulas, and fast.
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City Moves to Fire Accused Brooklyn Tech Teacher

Friday, October 03, 2014

The city said it moved this week to fire the Brooklyn Tech high school teacher accused of sex crimes, but it's not clear why this didn't happen when he was first arrested in August.
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Thousands Rally to Support Better Schools, with Mixed Messages

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The parents and students who rallied in lower Manhattan on Thursday said they wanted better city schools of all types, but many were also calling for more charter schools.
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Chancellor's New Rating System Puts Her Mark on City Schools

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Chancellor Carmen Fariña's overhaul of school report cards replaces former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's data-driven approach with a more qualitative system.
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New School Ratings System Eliminates Grades, Emphasizes Quality Reviews

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña outlined a new way to evaluate schools that minimizes tests scores in favor of more qualitative measures.
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NYC Admits it Needs to Keep Tabs on School Counselors

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's no secret that high school guidance counselors are overburdened, but a City Council bill seeks the raw data to prove it.
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How Should NYC Lift the Ban on Cell Phones in Schools?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mayor de Blasio is still figuring out how to lift the ban on cell phones in schools, but New Yorkers had plenty to say in the meantime on WNYC's Brian Lehrer show.
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Chancellor to Schools: Focus on Social Studies

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New York City schools are being encouraged to put more focus on geography and to use more engaging books, in an update to the system's curriculum for social studies.
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Mayor de Blasio Issues Stern Warning After Special Ed Teen Disappears from School

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NYC officials are investigating what went wrong at the special ed school where a teenager managed to leave undetected almost a year after the tragic disappearance of Avonte Oquendo.
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Regents Weigh New Routes to a High School Diploma

Monday, September 15, 2014

High school students may finally be allowed to swap out one of the five Regents exams required for graduation for an alternative test that meets their interests or area of study.
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New York City Charter Schools Test New Rent Rules

Friday, September 12, 2014

Charter schools that rent market-rate spaces are testing their new right to free space in public buildings. If the city can't make room for them, it will have to cover the costs. 
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Judge Approves Merger of Teacher Tenure Lawsuits in New York

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Two lawsuits challenging teacher tenure rules in the state will be consolidated, allowing both of them to proceed in a Staten Island courthouse.
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New York Allows Charters to Grow Inside Shared School Buildings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration has agreed to let four more charter schools take space in public school buildings, including two run by Eva Moskowitz's Success network.
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NYC Mayor Takes Victory Lap as School Opens with Expanded Pre-K

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The rhetoric soared on this first day of school, as Mayor de Blasio claimed to be laying a new foundation for the children and the city of New York.
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NYC School Year Starts with New Mayor's Imprint

Thursday, September 04, 2014

New York City public schools open with more than 50,000 4-year-olds heading to pre-k classes — but that's just one of several changes marking the new school year.
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New Schedule in NYC Schools Makes Time for Teaching the Teachers

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

New York City teachers will spend more time learning from each other and less time in the classroom. Can 150 minutes a week make a real difference to teachers and their students?
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Principals Union Sees Back Pay as Stumbling Block in Contract Talks

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The union representing New York's principals claimed the city is unfairly trying to squeeze its members out of raises they're entitled to from when they worked as teachers.
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NYC Families Scramble to Adjust to New School Start and End Times

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Changing the school day by 40 minutes might not sound like a big deal, but it can throw a wrench into the schedule for busy New York City families.
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School Year Underway at Most NYC Charters Schools

Monday, August 25, 2014

A wave of charter schools welcomed thousands of students to the first day of school on Monday, ahead of the city's regular district schools which open next week.
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