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Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Changing The Face Of Astronomy Research

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

An apprenticeship program in New York City helps lower-income and minority students break into advanced sciences. For one, the love of the stars was motivation to tackle the tough field of astronomy.

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Mayor Insists After-School Expansion Is Alive and Well

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Although funding for after-school programs did not survive Albany's budget negotiations, city officials insist they will find the money to expand offerings for middle school students.

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Pre-K Supporters Call State Budget a 'Win.' So Do Charter Schools.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Reactions to the state budget deal announced on Saturday flooded in, many of them applauding the new money to expand pre-kindergarten seats across the city and the additional support for charter schools.

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School Investigation Sheds Light on Avonte's Disappearance

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Avonte Oquendo's classroom teacher knew the autistic boy's mother worried he might run away, but the teacher never shared that information.

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Charter Lobbyists Disclose Some Spending

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The group that paid for a multi-million dollar round of television ads promoting charter schools said it isn't required to disclose all of its expenses as lobbying.

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Mayor Continues to Defend, Define Position on Charters

Monday, March 24, 2014

Following his more conciliatory remarks on charter schools at Riverside Church on Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer he believes there is room for charters to grow so long as co-locations are fairly handled.

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De Blasio Softens Rhetoric on Charters

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The mayor said "They are all our children, they all deserve a solution" during a speech at Riverside Church in Harlem on Sunday.

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New Schools Squad Will Try to Broker Peace

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What do you do when numerous schools share the same building? 

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Parents to City: Time for School Trailers To Go

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Just as education officials say they want to get rid of all classroom trailers, at least one school community in Queens said it knows the outdoor units are here to stay, for a while longer anyway.

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City Sees Spike in Pre-K Applications

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

More families are applying to programs in public schools than last year, in a potential sign of optimism that Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver on his vow to provide universal pre-kindergarten for all four-year olds.

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School Bathrooms on City's Punch List

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Education officials outlined top priorities for the next five years and they boiled down to this: seats, seats and more seats to address overcrowding. After that, nicer bathrooms and new science labs.

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Worshipers, Mayor Mourn Those Lost in Explosion

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined worshipers Sunday at two different East Harlem congregations to mourn those who died in the explosion that destroyed a pair of buildings last week.

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Cuomo Seeks More State Control to 'Protect' Charter Schools

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will oppose a system in which charter schools can be "aborted" by any mayor or any city in New York.

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Senate Takes Aim at De Blasio's Power Over Charters

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Senate leaders are seeking to protect charter schools in the state budget by giving them more funds, and by preventing Mayor Bill de Blasio from charging them rent to stay inside city public school buildings. Actions to help the charters appear to have some support from Governor Andrew Cuomo but the state's Assembly Speaker is not on board.

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Charter School Leader Puzzled By 'Bizarre' Feud with Mayor

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A leader who is as unrelenting as she is polarizing. WNYC spent a morning with Eva Moskowitz, the face of the NYC charter movement whether her colleagues like it or not.

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NYC Charter School Fight Moves to Court

Monday, March 10, 2014

With both sides saying they are fighting for the children, Eva Moskowitz and Mayor de Blasio continue to spar over plans for a charter school that he has rejected and now she is suing to open.  

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You Can Exhale Now. Maybe. High School Acceptances Out This Week

Monday, March 10, 2014

If past is prologue, about three quarters of students applying to public high schools will be accepted to one of their top three choices. But could that number be even higher if applicants spread out their choices? 

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Chart: Manhattan Advantage in Public High School Admissions

Monday, March 10, 2014

You may or may not know that it's rare for students outside of Manhattan's School District 2 to get into one of the district's best high schools. We have a chart that shows you just how rare.

 

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The Battle Over Charter Schools is Just Beginning

Friday, March 07, 2014

Who's controlling the narrative in the charter school debate? WNYC's Beth Fertig and Robert Lewis explain the role of prominent charter booster Eva Moskowitz; where pro-charter funding comes from; and why this has become such a flashpoint between Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo.

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One Charter School Group Sits Out Latest Battle

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Charter schools come in a variety of shapes and sizes so it's only natural that their response to a new mayor should be complicated. Tuesday's rally showcased one faction of the movement; other charter schools are taking a different approach.

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