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Beth Fertig

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Report Finds School Crowding Is Worse in Immigrant Communities

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

WNYC
School crowding is a big problem citywide, but a new report by one advocacy group claims immigrant neighborhoods are hit especially hard.
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School Funding Case Returns to Court

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

WNYC
The decade-long fight for more and more transparent school funding in New York State continues. Plaintiffs in the latest case claim New York never complied with a landmark court order.
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To Retain Community College Students, CUNY Postpones Enrollment

Monday, November 02, 2015

WNYC
Community colleges around the country face the same dilemma: very few students graduate. CUNY has a surprisingly simple, but expensive, solution and other schools are taking note.
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How a Legal Footnote Stymied Efforts to Desegregate New York City Schools

Friday, October 30, 2015

WNYC
As affluent families gentrify pockets of New York City, the issue of school integration based on race and class is back in the spotlight. School leaders are weighing just how far to go.
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State and City Test Score Drop Mirrors National Decline

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WNYC
The standardized test often called the "Nation's Report Card" shows math scores for New York state's fourth and eighth graders have dipped slightly over the past two years.
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New York City Students to Take Free SAT Exams During School

Monday, October 26, 2015

WNYC
New York City will allow high school juniors to take the college entrance exam for free, during the school day, to expand the number of kids on track to apply to college.
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New York City Seeks Teacher Evaluation Waiver

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

City officials are asking the state for a four-month extension so they have more time to revise the way teachers are evaluated, and can roll out the changes next school year. 
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Why Test Prep May Be Key to Improving School Diversity

Monday, October 19, 2015

Thousands of New York City students soon will take a test to get into some of the most elite public high schools. Odds are with the ones who prepared for months, or years, for this day.
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Charter Leader Moskowitz Not Running for Mayor After All

Thursday, October 08, 2015

WNYC
She's not a candidate in waiting. Eva Moskowitz, the controversial leader of the Success Academies charter network, held a press conference to clarify what she was not going to do. 
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At a Bronx Renewal School, Enthusiasm Takes Root

Thursday, October 08, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help struggling schools rebound. At M.S. 22 in the Bronx, the whole community is scrambling to show results. 
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Charter Rally Keeps Pressure on Mayor de Blasio

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

WNYC
In what's become a fall tradition, the group Families for Excellent Schools organized a rally demanding more help from City Hall for charter schools.
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Former NY Ed Official to Become U.S. Education Secretary

Friday, October 02, 2015

WNYC
The man who will succeed Arne Duncan is both inspiring — and controversial.
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Meet The Next Secretary Of Education

Friday, October 02, 2015

The man who will succeed Education Secretary Arne Duncan has both an inspirational personal story and a record of controversy in what's become a national debate over the Common Core learning standards.

At age 40, John King Jr. will become one of the youngest Cabinet members in American history. He's ...

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More Early Childcare Is Needed, Not Just Pre-K

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

WNYC
A group that fought for more pre-kindergarten and after-school programs claims the city continues falling short in providing childcare for infants and toddlers.
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Muslim Students Celebrate a First With Eid School Holiday

Thursday, September 24, 2015

WNYC
On the same week that Jews celebrated Yom Kippur and Catholics greeted the Pope, Muslim students have their very first school holiday.
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New Schools Official Wants to Untangle Bureaucratic Web for Parents

Thursday, September 24, 2015

WNYC
The Department of Education has named a seasoned insider to overhaul how schools engage with families, but it's no easy task.
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De Blasio Says NYC Policies Support More Diverse Schools

Friday, September 18, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio explained how his education agenda will improve all schools but he said he hasn't committed to specific diversity plans, in his interview with WNYC's Brian Lehrer. 
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Here's How to Make Sense of the New College Scorecard

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

WNYC
The new scorecard for colleges includes mounds of data about average costs for students, and how graduates fare years later. We offer five tips to making sense of it all.
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City Offers New Teacher Tool to Improve High School Writing

Monday, September 14, 2015

WNYC
Elementary and middle school teachers are used to teaching basic writing skills. Now, high school teachers are getting a blueprint to take students' writing to the next level. 
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When Home Is Tough, Making Students Feel Good At School

Saturday, September 12, 2015

In a classroom in the Bronx borough of New York City on a recent school day, a little boy in a green shirt got very frustrated. He was sitting on the floor with his fellow second-graders as they were going over a math problem with their teacher, when he suddenly ...

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