Beth Fertig

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

De Blasio Defends His Approach to Fixing NYC Schools

Thursday, August 11, 2016

New York City's mayor defended his views on test prep, charter schools and how to fix the nation's largest school system, all on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show.
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Upper West Side School Gets New Building, But Who Will Attend?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

An Upper West Side school with a high percentage of students from public housing will move to a new building in the fall of 2017. 
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Protesting 101: How a Suspended Student Learned What Not to Do

Monday, August 08, 2016

It's been a summer of protests across the U.S. As students ponder their own role, here's what a Staten Island teen learned about standing up for a cause.
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How U.S. Charter Schools May Be Tied to Turkey's Political Unrest

Friday, August 05, 2016

The cleric Turkey accuses of plotting the recent failed coup attempt has been linked to a network of U.S. charter schools, including four in New York and six in New Jersey.
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Seeking Future Engineers and Architects in the South Bronx

Monday, August 01, 2016

The city agency responsible for building libraries, police precincts and even wheelchair ramps is looking for the next generation of architects and engineers at Bronx summer camp.
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Camp For Young Refugees Teaches U.S. School Skills

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A summer academy helps get the children of refugees and asylum seekers ready for life inside a New York City public school building.
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Integration Plans Move Ahead on the Upper West Side

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Manhattan families heard about two proposals to address crowding and segregation at a limited number of schools on the Upper West Side, but some pressed for a district-wide solution.
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Few New York Schools See High Lead Levels in Water

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

After testing the drinking water in more than 1,500 school buildings, New York City said children and families have no reason to fear elevated levels of lead.
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Police and Clergy Hold Interfaith Vigil in Brooklyn for Peace

Monday, July 11, 2016

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After a week of violence and soul-searching over the national state of police and community relations, Brooklyn clergy called for unity at a candlelight vigil with police.

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In Tense Times, Words of Comfort from a Queens Church that Lost a Police Officer

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Congregants at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens reflected on a violent week, as they thought about the loss of police officer Rafael Ramos. He was gunned down in late 2014.

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Report: NYC Daycare Centers Overburdened by Regulations

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Providers of home-based child care are having a hard time keeping up with New York City rules that may be intended to improve care but instead are forcing some centers to close.
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City Finds Extra Money to Maintain 12 Community Schools

Friday, July 01, 2016

Community schools that lost state grants at the end of June will receive extra money from New York City in order to maintain their services for adults and kids.
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How One Bronx School Got More Parents Involved

Friday, July 01, 2016

WNYC has been following efforts to improve M.S. 22 in the South Bronx. Here's the story of how a few involved moms managed to lure more of their peers into the middle school.
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Summer Recruitment Underway for Male Teachers of Color

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

In New York City, 43 percent of public school students are black, Latino and Asian boys. Yet, less than 9 percent of the teachers are men of color. The city is trying to change that.
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Wrapping up the NYC School Year

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

School's out! Here is a look at some of the big news stories from the 2015-6 school year in New York City. 
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Change Your Attitude, Ace Your Test?

Monday, June 27, 2016

A Bronx middle school that's trying to turn around its academic performance is giving kids tools to help themselves. 
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Principal Leading Boys and Girls High School Will Step Down

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Michael Wiltshire served as principal of both Boys and Girls, a struggling school, and Medgar Evers Prep, a high-performing one. He will stay on as leader of Medgar Evers.
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Advice from Jason Jones to Upper West Side Parents: Don't Talk to the Press

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

He played a fake correspondent on "The Daily Show." Now, Jason Jones has words of caution for his fellow parents about the media, as they debate their Upper West Side school's future.
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Community Schools Fear Loss of Funding at Month's End

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Twelve schools that are part of a program favored by Mayor Bill de Blasio could lose their funds if the city doesn't juggle state money on time.
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Regents Ease Diploma Requirements for Students with Disabilities

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The new rules take effect this month, in time for students preparing to graduate high school.
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