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Beth Fertig

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State Education Commissioner Leaves To Join Obama Administration

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC
State Education Commissioner John King is leaving Albany for Washington, where he'll become a senior adviser to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
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Union: Absentee Homeowners Should Help NYC Schools

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

WNYC
The teachers union believes the buyers in New York City's booming market for luxury apartments may hold the key to lower class sizes.
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Controversy 101: City Teachers Tackle the Garner Case

Thursday, December 04, 2014

They knew the conversations would be difficult and emotional, but many teachers felt compelled to make their classrooms a safe place to talk about the Eric Garner case.
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NYC Chancellor Offers Educators Guidance on Garner Case

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Chancellor Carmen Fariña suggested ways to make a "teachable moment" out of the Eric Garner case, and to make a safe space for students to express their feelings.
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Audit: New York Schools Lost Track of Computers, Tablets

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Department of Education either lost or can't find hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of computers, according to an audit by the New York City comptroller.
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Clock Ticks Down on Middle and High School Applications

Monday, December 01, 2014

Dec. 2 is the deadline for New York City families to submit their choices for public middle and high schools. It's also when parents have a lot to say about the, um, unique process.
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Teenage Authors Get Dark and Twisted for Novel Writing Month

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November was National Novel Writing Month. At a Manhattan middle school, students who took part in a writing challenge focused on some pretty twisted stuff.
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Kids Get In On The Action With NaNoWriMo

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November is national novel writing month and some schools are participating by having students write long-form fiction.

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Bronx Students Test Their Voices on Ferguson Verdict

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The principal of a middle school organized a protest about the grand jury decision because he knew his students would have a lot to say. They also made a video about the shooting.
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Teachers Union Showcases Community Schools Model in Manhattan

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Union leaders want people to see what a good community school looks like, now that Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to expand the program to 94 struggling schools.
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Focus on Discipline: How One NYC Student Was Suspended for 30 Days

Thursday, November 20, 2014

As New York City's Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña considers changes to the discipline code, we look at one suspension case and all the questions it raises. 
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New York City Rejects Charter School Requests for Free Space

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two new charter schools that applied for space in school buildings were sent packing, a sign perhaps of what's to come as more charters seek help from the city.
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City Pulls Plug on Student Data System

Monday, November 17, 2014

New York City's Department of Education is ending its contract to maintain the controversial — and little used — ARIS computer system that cost the city at least $95 million.
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Parents Urge Mayor to Honor Pledge Against Co-Locations

Friday, November 14, 2014

New York City parent leaders are urging Mayor de Blasio to stick to his word and prevent any more schools from having to share space in the same building.
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School Report Cards Are Out, Now Without Letter Grades

Monday, November 10, 2014

Say goodbye to A's and F's. The city's new school report cards now include the terms "poor" through "excellent," as well as "exceeding target" and "not approaching target."
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City Deal to Fix Two Schools Includes Replacing Staff

Friday, November 07, 2014

New York City is on track to restructure two failing high schools, in part by requiring staff members to reapply for their jobs.
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After a Dip More NYC Teachers Get Tenure

Friday, November 07, 2014

Nearly 60 percent of eligible city teachers received tenure this year, a slight uptick from recent years when the city made it harder for teachers to receive the extra job protections.
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School 'Renewal' Plan Marks Major Shift from Bloomberg

Monday, November 03, 2014

The critics were ready to pounce when Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his strategy to help struggling schools, but he insisted it's time for a different approach.
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To Help Struggling Schools, de Blasio Invests Rather Than Shuts Down

Monday, November 03, 2014

New York City's mayor set a starkly different tone than his predecessor with his $150 million plan to give the city's worst schools help and time to improve. 
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New York City School Suspensions Remains Flat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Black and Hispanic students received an outsized share of school suspensions last year, prompting the chancellor to acknowledge more work needs to be done.
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