Beth Fertig

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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Chancellor Gives High Marks (So Far) to School Renewal Program

Monday, November 23, 2015

A year after placing 94 struggling schools in a new program called Renewal, Chancellor Carmen Fariña told City Council members the schools are showing early signs of progress.
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City Settles Lawsuit Over School Safety Agents

Thursday, November 19, 2015

WNYC
New York City has agreed to pay more than $50,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by six public school students who claimed they were unlawfully beaten and handcuffed by safety agents. 
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Report Finds School Crowding Is Worse in Immigrant Communities

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

WNYC
School crowding is a big problem citywide, but a new report by one advocacy group claims immigrant neighborhoods are hit especially hard.
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School Funding Case Returns to Court

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

WNYC
The decade-long fight for more and more transparent school funding in New York State continues. Plaintiffs in the latest case claim New York never complied with a landmark court order.
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To Retain Community College Students, CUNY Postpones Enrollment

Monday, November 02, 2015

WNYC
Community colleges around the country face the same dilemma: very few students graduate. CUNY has a surprisingly simple, but expensive, solution and other schools are taking note.
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How a Legal Footnote Stymied Efforts to Desegregate New York City Schools

Friday, October 30, 2015

WNYC
As affluent families gentrify pockets of New York City, the issue of school integration based on race and class is back in the spotlight. School leaders are weighing just how far to go.
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State and City Test Score Drop Mirrors National Decline

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WNYC
The standardized test often called the "Nation's Report Card" shows math scores for New York state's fourth and eighth graders have dipped slightly over the past two years.
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New York City Students to Take Free SAT Exams During School

Monday, October 26, 2015

WNYC
New York City will allow high school juniors to take the college entrance exam for free, during the school day, to expand the number of kids on track to apply to college.
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New York City Seeks Teacher Evaluation Waiver

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

City officials are asking the state for a four-month extension so they have more time to revise the way teachers are evaluated, and can roll out the changes next school year. 
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Why Test Prep May Be Key to Improving School Diversity

Monday, October 19, 2015

Thousands of New York City students soon will take a test to get into some of the most elite public high schools. Odds are with the ones who prepared for months, or years, for this day.
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Charter Leader Moskowitz Not Running for Mayor After All

Thursday, October 08, 2015

WNYC
She's not a candidate in waiting. Eva Moskowitz, the controversial leader of the Success Academies charter network, held a press conference to clarify what she was not going to do. 
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At a Bronx Renewal School, Enthusiasm Takes Root

Thursday, October 08, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help struggling schools rebound. At M.S. 22 in the Bronx, the whole community is scrambling to show results. 
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