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Beth Fertig

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Report: Discipline at Many Charter Schools Violates Students' Rights

Thursday, February 12, 2015

WNYC
Too many city charter schools have discipline policies that can expel or suspend a student for minor infractions, in violation of state and federal laws, according to a new report.
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Wanted: A Few Good Parent Candidates

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
New York City parents interested in seeking an elected office now have their chance. Candidates can submit applications for the 36 local councils.
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Mayor's Education Budget Boosts Support for Reading Intervention

Monday, February 09, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio's nearly $78 million city budget holds steady on education, but proposes more money to help young students with reading problems.
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Teachers Union Fires First Shot in Battle Over Charter School Cap

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Union leaders say charter schools shouldn't be rewarded by Albany lawmakers until they accept more of the most difficult to teach students. 
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Report: Special Needs Students Stay Longer at New York City Charter Schools

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WNYC
In a reversal, the Independent Budget Office said students with special needs are less likely to leave charters than their peers at city district schools.
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Orthodox Jewish Group Presses for More Half Day Pre-K Seats

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

With only so many hours in a day, some orthodox groups want more half-day pre-kindergarten seats so they have enough time to offer religious instruction as well. 
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Farina Consolidates Power in School Superintendents

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WNYC
Principals were treated as C.E.O.'s of their schools by the previous administration but Chancellor Carmen Fariña wants their bosses, school superintendents, to have more of a say.
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Cuomo Proposes Tying School Aid to Specific Education Reforms

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants changes to the teacher evaluation and disciplinary systems, despite opposition from Democrats and the unions. But he's using school aid for leverage.
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Brooklyn Principal Selected to Talk Education in DC

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WNYC
A Brooklyn high school principal was among a group of 15 school leaders from around the country brought to D.C. to talk about federal policies and meet the Education Secretary.
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Cuomo Expected to Tackle Teacher Evaluations, Charter Schools

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his State of the State speech will include fixes to the teacher evaluation system so that good teachers are rewarded and bad teachers are shown the door. 
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Plaintiffs Urge Judge to Let Case Against Teacher Tenure Proceed

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WNYC
An ambitious lawsuit challenging teacher tenure in New York got its first full hearing, as two groups of parents claimed job protections make it too difficult to remove bad teachers.
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Challenge to New York's Teacher Tenure Law Gets Day in Court

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WNYC
A judge will hear arguments on whether the state's teacher tenure system violates the rights of students. City and state lawyers will argue it's a political issue, not a legal one.
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Success Charter Network Scales Back 2015 Expansion Plans

Friday, January 09, 2015

WNYC
Success Academy charter network will postpone opening four schools after talks with the city, although the network is on track to have 45 charters in the 2016-17 school year.
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De Blasio Lifts Cell Phone Ban; Lets Schools Set New Tech Policies

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

WNYC
After a more than decade-long ban, principals will now set their own policies on cell phones on New York City school campuses.
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Top 8 Items on New York's Education Agenda for 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio greatly expanded pre-kindergarten last year. In 2015, he faces tough negotiations with Albany over charter schools and renewing mayoral control of the schools.
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Cuomo Vetoes Bill He Drafted to Protect Teachers from Poor Evaluations

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo went from saying he wanted to protect teachers from harsh ratings when their students get low test scores, to calling for a new evaluation system that's more rigorous.
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Somber Christmas At Brooklyn Shrine To Slain Cops

Thursday, December 25, 2014

WNYC
Mourners came from all over the city on Christmas Day to honor officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu at the Bedford Stuyvesant corner where they were killed by a gunman on Saturday.

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NYC Continues Sending Special Ed Students to School with Controversial Treatments

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

More than 100 New York City students with intellectual disabilities and behavioral disorders attend a private school that uses electric shocks and mechanical restraints.

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Staten Island Congressman's Future Unclear in the House

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Embattled Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm has said he wants to hang onto his seat, despite pleading guilty to felony tax fraud, but his House colleagues may not be so supportive.

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NYC Rejects 12 Charter School Bids for Public Space, Approves 12

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New York's evolving policy on charter schools led it to reject 12 applications for city space but allow 12 others to proceed, including 10 run by Eva Moskowitz's Success Academy. 
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