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Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

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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Teachers Union Calls for Stricter Charter School Laws in New York

Monday, January 25, 2016

WNYC
Claiming too many charters still don't take their fair share of students with special needs, the teachers union wants lawmakers to enact stricter sanctions.
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Families File Federal Complaint Against Success Charters

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WNYC
Suspension and disciplinary practices at the Success Academy charter network are now the subject of a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.
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SUNY Probes Discipline Practices at Success Schools

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WNYC
A state agency in charge of authorizing charter schools is looking into disciplinary practices at Success Academy's charter network.
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Survey Suggests Some Bronx Schools Slow to Adopt New Student Discipline Approach

Monday, January 18, 2016

WNYC
A new survey by a group in the Bronx finds too many students are getting disciplined and likely to drop out because they don't see school as a place to find help.
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Cuomo Strikes a Different Tone on Education This Year

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WNYC
Gov. Cuomo displayed a softer side since last year's budget presentation, when he called the teacher evaluation system "baloney." Now, he's offering more school funding.
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Special Education Suit in New York Wins Class Action Status

Friday, January 08, 2016

WNYC
Attorneys for children with special needs, including those on the autism spectrum, say a judge's ruling could help thousands of students.
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Day Care Centers Claim They're Losing Teachers to Better Funded Pre-K

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

WNYC
The expansion of pre-kindergarten has a downside. A new survey says many private pre-k programs have lost their certified teachers because pay is better in the city schools.
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