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Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Schools Chancellor Challenges Status Quo on Charters, New Schools

Monday, January 13, 2014

The new schools chancellor invited WNYC for a ride along as she visited schools. On the way, she answered wide-ranging questions about the nation's largest school system and joined a class discussion about leadership. Turns out she is a fan of Machiavelli.

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Mayor Highlights After-School Piece of Tax Plan

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Much of Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign for a tax increase has focused on his plan to expand access to pre-kindergarten. In shifting gears to talk about middle school students, he appears to be broadening his approach.

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IBO: More Special Need Students Leave Charters Than District Schools

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Students who enroll in charter schools for kindergarten are more likely to stay through third grade than students at traditional New York City public schools, according to the Independent Budget Office, with one exception: special education pupils.

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Cuomo Gives Support For Pre-K, But No Dollar Figure

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The governor offered a list of education-related initiatives in his State of the State speech, including possible high-tech upgrades to school buildings. But about the proposal of his friend, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, to fund universal pre-K with a city tax, he was mum. 

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Parents Say Charter Suit Leaves Them in the Lurch

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Parents who want their kids to attend one of the 41 schools approved to open in September are asking politicians to back off and drop their legal challenge to the schools. But with some critics in positions of newly won power, the mayor included, the fight is far from over. 

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New Schools Chancellor Gets a Homecoming Queen's Welcome

Monday, January 06, 2014

Likening herself to a general, she told her 'army' at the Department of Education to bring joy back to the conversation about schools: "Your first order of business is tell me the best thing that's happened to you since you started working here. "

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This Week in Politics: Heat and Ice

Saturday, January 04, 2014

WNYC

After the overheated rhetoric of the mayoral inauguration, temperatures turned frigid--literally--and snow blanketed the region, presenting Bill de Blasio with his first test as mayor. He came out...um..shoveling. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Beth Fertig and Brian Lehrer break down a very manic week.

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New Chancellor Speaks in Broad Strokes, Few Specifics

Thursday, January 02, 2014

In her first day on the job, Chancellor Carmen Fariña spoke about improving middle schools but said she would have many more meetings, including with parents, before making specific proposals.

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Top Five Education Issues Facing Mayor de Blasio

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on a promise of providing universal pre-kindergarten but the challenges facing the New York City schools extend well beyond just that.

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The Next DOE

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education at WNYC and Schoolbook.org, talks about the appointment of Carmen Fariña as De Blasio's schools chancellor, and takes calls from parents and teachers.

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De Blasio Names Trusted Advisor to Lead Schools

Monday, December 30, 2013

A former teacher, principal and administrator under Bloomberg has been named to the top job in New York City's school system. As chancellor, Carmen Fariña promises to allow educators and parents more say in their local schools.

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New Schools Chancellor Brings Applause—and Some Concerns

Monday, December 30, 2013

Educators cheered the appointment of one of their own as head of the New York City school system — even if some raised concerns that Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina may roll back some of the reforms championed by the previous administration.

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De Blasio's Daughter Acknowledges Struggle With Substance Abuse

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The college-age daughter of Bill de Blasio has posted a YouTube video detailing her struggle with depression and substance abuse.

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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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