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Beth Fertig

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Lawyer for Missing Boy says D.O.E. Documented Mistakes at His School

Monday, December 23, 2013

It’s been two and a half months since a mute autistic boy ran out of his special education school after lunch. Now, an internal investigation by the Department of Education finds alarming missteps and confusion at the school after 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo disappeared, according to his family’s lawyer.

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De Blasio Launches Formal Campaign for Pre-K

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's push for universal pre-kindergarten and afterschool programs shifted into full campaign mode Thursday, when he unveiled a new website and a coalition of supporters willing to lobby Albany.

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How to Share Space and Still Get Along

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Four tips from real, live New York City principals about how to make the best of sharing a building with other schools.

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In One School, a Snapshot of Bloomberg's Education Legacy

Thursday, December 19, 2013

NPR

Small schools, charter schools, data points -- these are signature policies of the Bloomberg era and they are all on display in one building near Union Square in Manhattan.

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Parents Press for Bigger Voice in School Decisions

Monday, December 16, 2013

As the new mayor prepares to take office, parent leaders from across the city signed a letter that outlined a wish list of changes, including a bigger role for parents in many school decisions.

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Parents Sue City Over Students Sent to Emergency Rooms

Monday, December 16, 2013

Families of six students with special needs are suing the city for sending their children to emergency rooms because of behavioral outbursts. The families are seeking damages and claim the city could have managed the behavior in ways that didn't require wasting valuable emergency services.

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Charter Leader Denies Insider's Advantage

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Success Academy C.E.O. Eva Moskowitz isn’t making any apologies. And the outspoken CEO of the charter school network denied having any special advantages over other school leaders.

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Walcott Admits Charter School Rollout Could've Been Better

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Departing Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stands by Bloomberg's education reforms, with one exception. He says that if the city had handled the rollout of charter schools better, perhaps the debate today would not be so divided. 

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Teachers Hopeful About Contract Deal with De Blasio

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It was billed as a "National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education," but teachers at the event in New York City Monday were thinking more locally: their top issue was a new contract.

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Who'll Be the Next Schools Chancellor?

Monday, December 09, 2013

Unlike Mayor Michael Bloomberg, de Blasio has said he wants an experienced educator to lead the system of more than one million students.

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School Bus Company Says it Will Shut Down After Union Rejects Contract

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

One of the city's largest school bus companies is running out of gas. Atlantic Express said its going out of business at the end of the month, after failing to reach a contract agreement with its union. Some 1600 school bus routes in New York City are affected.

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De Blasio Rounds Up Pre-K Planning Posse

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Seizing upon his main campaign promise, Bill de Blasio stumped for his plan to provide pre-kindergarten classes for all city students, by naming five experts who will help persuade Albany that it's worth raising taxes on the city's wealthiest residents. He also promised no surprises in his search for a new chancellor.

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Confident de Blasio Predicts Albany Will Support Pre-K Tax

Monday, December 02, 2013

Mayor-in-waiting Bill De Blasio said education is more important to the future of the economy "than it's ever been in the history of humanity" after a meeting with state lawmakers where he sought support for his proposal to raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers to fund pre-kindergarten and after-school programs.

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For Some Students, Just Showing Up = Success

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Educators at one Brooklyn high school focus on getting their at-risk students across the threshold of the building. Sounds simple, right? Think again. In the first of a series called Educating on the Edge, we see that tracking attendance here involves a lot more than roll call.            

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Friendly Jousting Over Bloomberg's Legacy on Testing

Monday, November 25, 2013

City Council members and the schools chancellor put down their swords during their final encounter Monday, amicably agreeing to disagree on the role of testing in the city schools. 

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Six Things the New Mayor Should Do for NYC's Schools

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Education leaders and funders outlined what they see as the top priorities facing the next mayor and schools chancellor, including literacy help, more support with college planning and using a wider range of performance measures than test scores. 

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De Blasio Transition Team Includes Many Names in Education, Child Advocacy

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of his 60-member transition committee, and it includes 10 individuals with experience in education and children's issues.

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In Era of High School Choice, One District Retains Elite Status

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a champion of school choice, opening hundreds of new schools throughout the city. But some of the most desirable high schools remain reserved for students in just one school district: District Two which includes the Upper East Side and lower Manhattan.

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Walcott Refines Safety Procedures After Child's Disappearance

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced several changes to safety protocols, in the Department of Education's most explicit acknowledgment that changes are needed following the disappearance of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo last month from his Long Island City school.

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Only in NYC: High School Selection Scramble

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education at WNYC and Schoolbook.org discusses the school evaluation reports released yesterday.

Then, Clara Hemphill, senior editor at Insideschools.org at The New School, offers guidance for students and parents deep in the public high school admissions process, with the deadline just after the holiday.

 

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