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Beth Fertig

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Law Would Ban Grand Juries when Police Kill Civilians

Monday, August 17, 2015

WNYC
New proposed legislation would stop the use of grand juries in cases where a police officer is accused of killing a civilian.

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'Voluntreers' Map City Foliage with New Technology

Sunday, August 16, 2015

WNYC
 A new web-based system now enables volunteers to use tablets provided by the city as well as their own smart phones to help count every city tree.

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NYC: No Stone Unturned As Pre-K Sites Face Inspections

Thursday, August 13, 2015

WNYC
Three weeks before school starts, New York City officials say they are well underway to inspecting all of the roughly 1,800 pre-kindergarten classrooms slated to open.
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New York City Students Make Modest Gains on State Tests; Opt-Outs Triple

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Students in grades three through eight performed slightly better on the 2015 English and math tests than the year before. See how your school scored.
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City Council Moves Quickly on Legionnaires' Bill

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

WNYC
The City Council is taking up legislation requiring building owners to register and inspect their cooling towers, in an effort to prevent Legionnaires' outbreaks.

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Despite Two More Deaths, City Asserts Legionnaires' Outbreak is Slowing

Monday, August 10, 2015

WNYC
Two more people died of Legionnaires' disease, bringing the total to 12. But city officials believe the Bronx outbreak is ending because no new cases have been diagnosed since August 3.

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A Summer of Test Prep Means More Asians in the City's Elite Schools

Monday, August 10, 2015

WNYC
While certain Asian immigrants have created a pipeline of tutoring centers, educators say black and Latino students often don’t have the same networks in their communities.
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De Blasio's Criticism of Dominican Republic Gets Him Booed at Parade

Sunday, August 09, 2015

WNYC
During their annual parade, some Dominicans said the mayor should 'mind his own business' when it comes to the Dominican Republic's policy on Haitian immigrants.

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Cuomo Cites 'Good Progress' on Legionnaires' Testing

Sunday, August 09, 2015

WNYC
As inspections of cooling towers continue in the Bronx, both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration are backing reforms to test for Legionnaires' disease.

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Judge Rules NYC Teacher Licensing Not Discriminatory

Friday, August 07, 2015

WNYC
A new version of a licensing test for teachers got the green light from a federal judge, who found previous versions discriminated against black and Latino applicants.
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Recent Grade-Fixing Scandals Prompt Closer Scrutiny

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

WNYC
New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña creates a task force to root out academic misconduct after the media shines a spotlight on alleged cheating cases.
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More NYC Schools Tapped to Show Off Work

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WNYC
Seven more New York City schools will open their doors to visitors in the coming year, now that the chancellor has labeled them "showcase" schools with promising practices to share.
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NYC Invalidates 3rd Graders' Test Scores Amid Investigation

Monday, July 27, 2015

The principal, 49-year-old Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, killed herself soon after testing was completed at Teachers College Community School.
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Report: Charters Lose Funding Advantage vs. District Schools

Thursday, July 23, 2015

WNYC
Charter schools housed in New York City buildings still have a slight financial advantage over public schools but the per-student funding edge is lost when they're in private spaces.
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Report: Too Many NYC Schools Lack College-Prep Science, Math

Thursday, July 23, 2015

WNYC
Thirty nine percent of New York City high schools do not offer standard college-prep courses in math and science, according to a new report.
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Advice from a Retiring Principal: Hire the Right People

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WNYC
When Brian Rosenbloom took over Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School, less than 50 percent of the kids graduated on time. Now, it's 85 percent.
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Report: Most NYC Charter Schools Replace Students who Leave

Monday, July 13, 2015

WNYC
Despite charges to the contrary, a report by the Independent Budget Office says charter schools backfill empty seats, most of the time. 
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Teaching and Race: Tips on Leading Difficult Conversations

Thursday, July 09, 2015

WNYC
Adolescents love pushing boundaries, going for shock value. Here are tips from educators on what to do when their comments cross the line into offensive or racist territory.
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John Dewey HS Principal Fired For Grade-Fixing Schemes

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

WNYC
A long-awaited report found that students received credits toward graduation with no instruction from teachers, leading the city to start termination proceedings against the principal.
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On Talking Race to Young Teens, Teachers Say It's Been a Tough Year

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

WNYC
It's hard enough for adults to have honest conversations about race and inequality. Now imagine you are a middle school teacher whose students are grappling with their own identities.
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