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Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Five Things You Need to Know About NYC Scores on State Tests

Friday, August 15, 2014

The city showed more gains than other school districts in the state because it started training teachers and principals early on the Common Core standards, plus 4 other takeaways.
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State Tests Show NYC Made Bigger Gains in Reading than Average

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Year Two of Common Core-aligned state tests in New York did not see a big change in scores from last year. But New York City students saw gains -- see how your school scored. 

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Putting Power Tools In The Hands Of 5-Year-Olds

Monday, August 11, 2014

To move kids away from computer screens, a new wave of learning programs is emphasizing hands-on activities. Like building stuff.

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Few Teachers Bite at Buyouts

Thursday, August 07, 2014

WNYC

Less than 10 percent of teachers and other staffers without permanent assignments opted for buyouts this fall, under a new agreement negotiated between the union and the city's Department of Education.

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Just How Hard Are Common Core Tests? See For Yourself

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

WNYC

See for yourself.

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Did the Right Kids Go to Summer School? One NYC School Says Yes.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Instead of relying solely on test scores to determine which students needed summer school, education officials told school districts to let teachers and principals decide.

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Union Claims Weak Teachers Are Shown the Door

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With teacher tenure under scrutiny, the New York City teachers union claimed more teachers leave the system because of disciplinary action than previously reported, even if few teachers are actually fired.

 

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Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews

Monday, July 28, 2014

A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.

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Tales Of Migration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys And 'Hyphenated Identities'

Monday, July 28, 2014

The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and drama. These trips can herald life-changing transformations for families seeking out better lives.

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Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

Monday, July 28, 2014

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.

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Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

Monday, July 28, 2014

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.

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Teacher Tenure Fight Comes to New York City

Monday, July 28, 2014

WNYC

A group of New York City parents said they joined in a lawsuit over the state's tenure rules on Monday because they think their children are not getting what they deserve at school. 

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Council Passes Limited School Door Alarm Bill

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Schools with vulnerable or troubled students should be getting more door alarms installed next year as a way to prevent them from leaving the building undetected.

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Pro-Charter School Group Spent Nearly $6 Million in Media Blitz

Friday, July 18, 2014

The lobbying group that urged the state to support charter schools spent almost $6 million on advertisements this spring. Backers of the city's pre-k expansion were also heavy spenders.

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Three 'Secret' Ingredients for a Successful Small School

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What makes the best of the city's small high schools so good? A new report concludes size alone doesn't cut it.

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Investigators Exonerate School in Fatal Stabbing Case

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Faculty at the Bronx middle school where one student fatally stabbed another did not know about any bullying problems involving the two students, according to a report by the Special Commissioner of Investigation.

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Calling All Middle Schoolers: City's Summer Programs Still Have Seats

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mayor de Blasio is encouraging families that haven't nailed down all of their summer plans to sign up for a few thousand seats that are still available in summer enrichment programs.

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Fatal Stabbing Highlights Persistent Problems at Bronx Middle School

Monday, July 14, 2014

But the problems at Intermediate School 117, where a student allegedly killed a classmate in June, aren't that different from those of any other struggling school in a tough neighborhood.

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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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