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Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

A Pay Raise for Pre-K Teachers

Monday, April 14, 2014

As part of his pre-k expansion, Mayor de Blasio is setting aside $10 million in state funds to increase teacher pay.

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Push for School Door Alarms Hits Wall

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The disappearance and death of the autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo has led to a proposal to install door alarms in schools, but at what cost?

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New Group Defends Common Core

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Common Core has come under intense criticism lately. Enter a new group that wants to sway public opinion in support of the tougher learning standards.

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NYC Chancellor: Matchmaking Makes Better Schools

Monday, April 07, 2014

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina is acting as matchmaker-in-chief, pairing struggling school leaders with colleague-mentors. "You know it's one thing to read a book about how you should be doing things...it's quite another thing to go into a classroom and see them working," she said. 

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Teachers Weigh In, Mostly Against, State English Tests

Friday, April 04, 2014

A small but vocal number of teachers is claiming this year's New York State Common Core English tests were once again obscure and too difficult for students in grades three through eight.

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City Launches Pre-K Expansion, Adding Four Thousand New Seats

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to expand pre-kindergarten became more tangible on Wednesday when the city announced there would be thousands more full-day seats available in public schools this fall.

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Changing the Face of Astronomy

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

NPR

The City University of New York is helping students reach for the stars, literally. Hear more about a program that mentors minority students interested in Astronomy. 

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Changing The Face Of Astronomy Research

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

An apprenticeship program in New York City helps lower-income and minority students break into advanced sciences. For one, the love of the stars was motivation to tackle the tough field of astronomy.

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Mayor Insists After-School Expansion Is Alive and Well

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Although funding for after-school programs did not survive Albany's budget negotiations, city officials insist they will find the money to expand offerings for middle school students.

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Pre-K Supporters Call State Budget a 'Win.' So Do Charter Schools.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Reactions to the state budget deal announced on Saturday flooded in, many of them applauding the new money to expand pre-kindergarten seats across the city and the additional support for charter schools.

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School Investigation Sheds Light on Avonte's Disappearance

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Avonte Oquendo's classroom teacher knew the autistic boy's mother worried he might run away, but the teacher never shared that information.

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Charter Lobbyists Disclose Some Spending

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The group that paid for a multi-million dollar round of television ads promoting charter schools said it isn't required to disclose all of its expenses as lobbying.

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Mayor Continues to Defend, Define Position on Charters

Monday, March 24, 2014

Following his more conciliatory remarks on charter schools at Riverside Church on Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer he believes there is room for charters to grow so long as co-locations are fairly handled.

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De Blasio Softens Rhetoric on Charters

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The mayor said "They are all our children, they all deserve a solution" during a speech at Riverside Church in Harlem on Sunday.

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New Schools Squad Will Try to Broker Peace

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What do you do when numerous schools share the same building? 

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Parents to City: Time for School Trailers To Go

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Just as education officials say they want to get rid of all classroom trailers, at least one school community in Queens said it knows the outdoor units are here to stay, for a while longer anyway.

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City Sees Spike in Pre-K Applications

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

More families are applying to programs in public schools than last year, in a potential sign of optimism that Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver on his vow to provide universal pre-kindergarten for all four-year olds.

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School Bathrooms on City's Punch List

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WNYC

Education officials outlined top priorities for the next five years and they boiled down to this: seats, seats and more seats to address overcrowding. After that, nicer bathrooms and new science labs.

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Worshipers, Mayor Mourn Those Lost in Explosion

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined worshipers Sunday at two different East Harlem congregations to mourn those who died in the explosion that destroyed a pair of buildings last week.

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Cuomo Seeks More State Control to 'Protect' Charter Schools

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will oppose a system in which charter schools can be "aborted" by any mayor or any city in New York.

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