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Beth Fertig

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Chancellor, Like Her Boss, Heading to Europe for Vacation

Friday, July 11, 2014

The city's top education official is heading to Spain for vacation next week. And the mayor will be just across the sea in Italy. Their spokespeople said their deputies will be fully in charge during their summer breaks.

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NYC Chancellor Raises Standards for (Future) School Superintendents

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

New York City's Department of Education is raising the minimum requirements for the job of district superintendent with an eye towards strengthening the chain of command — and supports — running from the top all the way down to individual school principals.

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Teen Accused of Killing Classmate Appears in Family Court

Monday, July 07, 2014

The Bronx 14-year-old's case is likely to proceed quickly now because of his age.

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More Art Teachers Coming Soon to NYC Schools

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Sometimes it's the art class that connects a student to school. And that's why the city is adding 120 new arts teachers at targeted middle and high schools next year.

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NYC Schools Wrestle with 'Bad Math' on Trailer Count

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The city's Department of Education is vowing to remove hundreds of trailers from its public schools within the next five years. But critics are dubious, in part because the city doesn't even know how many students are using those trailers.

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Department of Ed Anxious About 'Avonte's Law' Door Alarms

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Department of Education said a bill requiring alarms on school doors would take away the discretion of principals, who might have valid reasons for opposing alarms. 

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What it Really Takes to Evaluate an NYC Teacher

Thursday, June 12, 2014

How do you judge whether a teacher is doing a good job? City principals are now following the state's new formula, which puts a lot of weight on classroom observations plus student test scores. Watching one evaluation in action, we saw just how complicated it can be.

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Success Charter Network Puts New Siting Rules to the Test

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A state law requiring New York City to house charter schools inside regular school buildings — or pay for them to go elsewhere — faces its first test as the high-profile Success network seeks to expand.

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Why NYC Is Afraid Of Free Lunch For All

Monday, June 09, 2014

A federal program to extend free lunch to all kids has the city worried it could lose federal dollars to pay for other things.

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This Week in Politics: Crime and Punishment

Saturday, June 07, 2014

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The balance of power in Albany starts to tilt

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Critics Warn City's School Construction Plan Comes Up Short

Friday, June 06, 2014

A new report claims Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is on the verge of making the same mistakes made by his predecessors by not building enough school seats to keep up with demand.

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Avonte Oquendo's Mother Files Wrongful Death Suit Against City

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The mother of an autistic boy who disappeared from his school last October has filed a wrongful death suit against the city, the Department of Education and the police department.

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On Teachers in Limbo, Contract Satisfies Few

Friday, May 30, 2014

There are more than one thousand New York City teachers rotating weekly to different schools because they don't have a permanent position. The union contract takes a crack at a solution. 

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Offers for Gifted and Talented Programs Increase, Disparities Persist

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A higher number of students received offers for a seat in a gifted and talented program but the total number of students was smaller than last year. Families have until June 6 to grab one of the coveted seats.

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NYC Drama Teachers Meet Their Idol

Friday, May 23, 2014

Drama teachers from across New York City were thrilled to get a master class with Stephen Sondheim. But it was the Broadway legend who got emotional praising their work.

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Cell Phones in Schools: Lessons from the Front Line

Monday, May 19, 2014

New York City school kids aren't allowed to bring their phones to class. But at one Brooklyn high school, teachers are playing by their own rules.

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Judge Dismisses Attempt to Block Co-Locations

Friday, May 16, 2014

James stood by her claims that "forced co-locations that result in overcrowding, special students' losing space, and elementary students being mixed with high school students, are unacceptable.”

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Five Things in the Teachers Contract You May Have Missed

Friday, May 09, 2014

As union members decide how they will vote on the proposed $5.5 billion-dollar teachers contract, check out some of the fine print. There is a lot more in the deal than pay raises.

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Mayor Puts Free Lunch on Ice

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Despite the City Council's urging, Mayor Bill de Blasio isn't ready to offer free meals to all New York City students because he's not sure that the city won't lose federal funds.

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Delegates Recommend a Yes Vote for Teachers Contract

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Delegates from the United Federation of Teachers approved the proposed contract, sending it to their members for a final vote. But after going without a contract since 2009, some said they had to accept the deal even if the raises weren't as high as they would have liked.

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