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Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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Mayor, Governor Push Competing Education Agendas

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Tuesday was education day in Albany, with dueling rallies and swarms of advocates lobbying state lawmakers for their support of universal pre-k and charter schools. 

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Chancellor Recommends Book to Calm Test Nerves

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

State tests don't start until April 1 but are very much on the minds of teachers and students now. To ease their anxiety a little the leader of the NYC school system is telling them to chill out, and have a sense of humor about the dreaded standardized tests.

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Mayor: Now We Have the Pre-K Seats, Still Need the Funding

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In response to a request for proposals, the  Department of Education said potentially it could open 29,000 full-day seats this fall, well over the mayor's initial target. But the issue of money -- and the rush to expand -- remain causes for concern. 

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Charter Schools, Chancellor Find Common Ground, Leave Tough Calls For Another Day

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said she and about 100 charter school leaders had a productive first meeting but there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the future of these privately managed schools in the city.

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Investigation Slams No-Show Principal

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Department of Education is moving to fire the principal of a Queens elementary school who investigators say was routinely absent or late, and doctored her time-cards. 

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Cuomo Digs In Against de Blasio's Pre-K Tax

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The governor's latest line of attack marks a new phase in his assault on Mayor de Blasio's push to tax wealthy city residents to fund pre-k. And Cuomo appears to have the upper hand.

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