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Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Public Advocate Sues New York City over Glitches in Special Ed Tracking

Monday, February 01, 2016

WNYC
Public Advocate Letitia James claims the city lost out on federal money and denied much-needed services to special education students because of a faulty computer system.
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Teachers Union Calls for Stricter Charter School Laws in New York

Monday, January 25, 2016

WNYC
Claiming too many charters still don't take their fair share of students with special needs, the teachers union wants lawmakers to enact stricter sanctions.
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Families File Federal Complaint Against Success Charters

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WNYC
Suspension and disciplinary practices at the Success Academy charter network are now the subject of a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.
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SUNY Probes Discipline Practices at Success Schools

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WNYC
A state agency in charge of authorizing charter schools is looking into disciplinary practices at Success Academy's charter network.
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Survey Suggests Some Bronx Schools Slow to Adopt New Student Discipline Approach

Monday, January 18, 2016

WNYC
A new survey by a group in the Bronx finds too many students are getting disciplined and likely to drop out because they don't see school as a place to find help.
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Cuomo Strikes a Different Tone on Education This Year

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WNYC
Gov. Cuomo displayed a softer side since last year's budget presentation, when he called the teacher evaluation system "baloney." Now, he's offering more school funding.
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Special Education Suit in New York Wins Class Action Status

Friday, January 08, 2016

WNYC
Attorneys for children with special needs, including those on the autism spectrum, say a judge's ruling could help thousands of students.
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Day Care Centers Claim They're Losing Teachers to Better Funded Pre-K

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

WNYC
The expansion of pre-kindergarten has a downside. A new survey says many private pre-k programs have lost their certified teachers because pay is better in the city schools.
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Top New York City Education Stories to Watch in 2016

Monday, January 04, 2016

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio has several education initiatives in the pipeline this year, but first he has to convince Albany he should continue running the city schools.
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Wanted: 1,000 Male Teachers of Color for City Schools

Thursday, December 31, 2015

WNYC
In an effort to diversify its teaching force, New York City is seeking to hire more men of color by the end of 2017.
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New Data: White and Asian Children Far Outpace City Population in Gifted Programs

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

WNYC
A new report reveals just how segregated New York City schools have become.
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The Year in Education: Politics All Around

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

WNYC
Education became a flash-point in the feud between Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio, and the governor reversed course on linking teacher evaluations to student test scores.
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Maintaining Order So Students Can Learn

Thursday, December 17, 2015

WNYC
A struggling Bronx school in the city's Renewal program finds reminders about behavior are needed around the holiday time.
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More Arts Teachers Now Working in City Classrooms

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

WNYC
Art, theater, music and dance teachers are reaching more city students, according to the Department of Education's latest survey.
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Monitors Call for More Oversight of East Ramapo Schools

Monday, December 14, 2015

WNYC
Dennis Walcott and his fellow monitors appointed to the troubled East Ramapo school district need veto power, according to recommendations made to the New York Board of Regents.
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School Segregation Debate Hits Home in Bronx High School

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

WNYC
A group of New York City students are defining what they think diversity means, and whether it matters to their education.
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Pro-Charter Think Tank Downgrades City's Rating, Citing 'de Blasio' Effect

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

WNYC
New York City is no longer a leader in the national movement for charter schools now that Bill de Blasio is mayor, according to a school choice study.
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City Council to Approve Security Guards for Private Schools

Monday, December 07, 2015

WNYC
New York City lawmakers are expected to approve a bill on Monday that would spend almost $20 million a year on security guards for private and religious schools.
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Sunset Park Parents Frustrated by Overcrowding Are Invited to Join the Search for School Sites

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WNYC
Sunset Park has some of the most crowded schools in the city, but Department of Education gave no new solutions at a community meeting with frustrated families.
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Sunset Park Families Demand New Schools to Alleviate Crowding

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WNYC
Local parent groups are hoping to show their strength at a meeting this week with the chancellor and press for more seats in one of the most overcrowded districts in the city.
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