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Beth Fertig

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Soccer Club Eases Transition for Yemeni Students

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WNYC
New arrivals from Yemen with prodigious soccer skills are finding benefits of the game extend well beyond the field.
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Fariña Lauds Guidance Counselors, Plans Modest Boost in Ranks

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WNYC
Twenty-eight guidance counselors had a rare moment in the spotlight, as Chancellor Carmen Fariña recognized them with awards for their work in New York City schools.
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Former Florida Chief Named NY State Education Commish

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WNYC
MaryEllen Elia's appointment to the state's top education post was praised by a range of stakeholders, including teachers who cited her record as a good collaborator in Florida.
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Chancellor Tisch Stands By Charter School Rejections

Thursday, May 21, 2015

WNYC
While the decision by New York officials to reject 15 new charter schools raised concerns for some, Board of Regents head Merryl Tisch shut down criticism with a few choice words.
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Who Benefits from Cuomo's Education Tax Credit Plan

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pressing lawmakers to pass $150 million worth of education tax credits before the legislative session ends. We look at who really would benefit from the credits.
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What de Blasio's Progressive Budget Looks Like

Friday, May 08, 2015

Mayor de Blasio's $78.3 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2016 presents the fullest picture yet of how his administration aims to make good on its main policy goals.

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Mayor Doubles Down on Renewal Strategy for Struggling Schools

Monday, May 04, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio is adding $34 million to his budget proposal, to make up for a shortfall in state funding at struggling schools.
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Bringing Baltimore to the Classroom

Saturday, May 02, 2015

WNYC
The riots and protests in Baltimore may seem far away from the classrooms in New York City, but some teachers have made a point of incorporating them into their lessons.
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NYC Changes Course on How to Help a Struggling School

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

WNYC
After promising intensive support to a middle school in Crown Heights, officials say they've decided it's better to merge it with a more successful neighbor.
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Alternatives to Suspension: Inside a 'Restorative Justice' High School

Monday, April 27, 2015

WNYC
Chancellor Carmen Fariña is urging schools to try restorative justice practices in order to reduce suspensions. What does that look like?  At one school, it means much more talking.
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Addressing Student Behavior with a 'Restorative Justice' Circle

Monday, April 27, 2015

WNYC
A look inside a high school that has used mediation and other techniques to change the culture of the school community, and sharply bring down suspension rates.
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New York Grants Extension for Teacher Evaluation Phase-In

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WNYC
The chancellor of the New York Board of Regents steps in and postpones by a year Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to enact new teacher evaluations by this fall. 
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Researcher Questions Whether Pre-K Supply Meets Demand in NYC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WNYC
A high-profile researcher claims there could be many more families who need full-day pre-k classes than the city thinks, but Mayor de Blasio's administration is confident about its math.
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Educators Go Silent on State Tests, More Than Last Year

Friday, April 17, 2015

Concerns about the state tests may be legion, or they may comprise a small fraction of public opinion. We don't know because most educators are too nervous to talk about them.
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Tisch: Political Battle Over Teacher Evals Spurred Opt Out Movement

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WNYC
New York's Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch said she didn’t expect so much uproar about testing when she suggested changes to the teacher evaluation system last year.
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Six More NYC Schools Land on State's 'Out of Time' List

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WNYC
New York's Department of Education has added six low-performing city schools to a watch list for those most in need of dramatic interventions.
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Brooklyn Principal Lures Local Parents to a Middle School in Transition

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WNYC
A middle school in Cobble Hill decided to improve its reputation, and its chance of survival, by collaborating with local families who previously shunned it for more prestigious schools.
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Cuomo: Budget Was Victory Over 'Formidable' Opposition

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a victory lap on Wednesday, claiming the new state budget includes a better teacher evaluation system despite tough opposition from the teachers union.
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New York Budget Increases School Funding, Amends Teacher Eval Rules

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WNYC
Under deadline pressure, Democrats in Albany reluctantly agreed to a deal on how teachers are evaluated despite opposition from educators and policy makers across the state.
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Education Partisans Vow to Keep Fighting on Items Excluded From Budget Deal

Monday, March 30, 2015

The future of teacher evaluations, mayoral control of the city schools and the DREAM Act are still uncertain now that they're left out of the state budget.
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