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Beth Fertig

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Success Charter Network Scales Back 2015 Expansion Plans

Friday, January 09, 2015

WNYC
Success Academy charter network will postpone opening four schools after talks with the city, although the network is on track to have 45 charters in the 2016-17 school year.
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De Blasio Lifts Cell Phone Ban; Lets Schools Set New Tech Policies

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

WNYC
After a more than decade-long ban, principals will now set their own policies on cell phones on New York City school campuses.
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Top 8 Items on New York's Education Agenda for 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio greatly expanded pre-kindergarten last year. In 2015, he faces tough negotiations with Albany over charter schools and renewing mayoral control of the schools.
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Cuomo Vetoes Bill He Drafted to Protect Teachers from Poor Evaluations

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo went from saying he wanted to protect teachers from harsh ratings when their students get low test scores, to calling for a new evaluation system that's more rigorous.
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Somber Christmas At Brooklyn Shrine To Slain Cops

Thursday, December 25, 2014

WNYC
Mourners came from all over the city on Christmas Day to honor officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu at the Bedford Stuyvesant corner where they were killed by a gunman on Saturday.

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NYC Continues Sending Special Ed Students to School with Controversial Treatments

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

More than 100 New York City students with intellectual disabilities and behavioral disorders attend a private school that uses electric shocks and mechanical restraints.

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Staten Island Congressman's Future Unclear in the House

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Embattled Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm has said he wants to hang onto his seat, despite pleading guilty to felony tax fraud, but his House colleagues may not be so supportive.

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NYC Rejects 12 Charter School Bids for Public Space, Approves 12

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New York's evolving policy on charter schools led it to reject 12 applications for city space but allow 12 others to proceed, including 10 run by Eva Moskowitz's Success Academy. 
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King Agrees with Governor on Need to Change Teacher Evaluations

Friday, December 19, 2014

WNYC
Education commissioner John King may have one foot out the door as he departs for a new job in Washington, but he's still calling for further reforms in New York State.
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Cuomo Letter Outlines 'Aggressive' Education Plans, Seeks Input from State Leaders

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned the credibility of the teacher evaluation system, after only 1 percent of teachers received the lowest possible ratings.
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Success Charter Schools Secure More City Space

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio's administration avoided another feud with charter school leader Eva Moskowitz by agreeing to site more of her schools inside city public schools.
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Mayor De Blasio's Charter School Dilemma

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WNYC
With more charter schools seeking space in public school buildings, the mayor of New York City has a week left to announce his policy for choosing the winners and the losers.
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Most NYC Teachers Get High Ratings in New Evaluation System

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Despite the controversy over the new teacher evaluation system, it did not result in many more city teachers getting bad marks. It's more nuanced than that.
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City Agrees to Stop Schools from Using 911 for Discipline

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
New York City has settled a lawsuit that claimed the public schools relied too heavily on the 911 emergency number when disciplining disruptive students. 
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NYC Council Pushes For More Diversity at Top Schools

Thursday, December 11, 2014

There's a range of views on the test for admission to some of the city's best high schools but agreement that there should be more test prep and recruiting in all middle schools.
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State Education Commissioner Leaves To Join Obama Administration

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC
State Education Commissioner John King is leaving Albany for Washington, where he'll become a senior adviser to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
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Union: Absentee Homeowners Should Help NYC Schools

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

WNYC
The teachers union believes the buyers in New York City's booming market for luxury apartments may hold the key to lower class sizes.
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Controversy 101: City Teachers Tackle the Garner Case

Thursday, December 04, 2014

They knew the conversations would be difficult and emotional, but many teachers felt compelled to make their classrooms a safe place to talk about the Eric Garner case.
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NYC Chancellor Offers Educators Guidance on Garner Case

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Chancellor Carmen Fariña suggested ways to make a "teachable moment" out of the Eric Garner case, and to make a safe space for students to express their feelings.
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Audit: New York Schools Lost Track of Computers, Tablets

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Department of Education either lost or can't find hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of computers, according to an audit by the New York City comptroller.
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