Beth Fertig appears in the following:
Monday, July 14, 2014
But the problems at Intermediate School 117, where a student allegedly killed a classmate in June, aren't that different from those of any other struggling school in a tough neighborhood.
Friday, July 11, 2014
The city's top education official is heading to Spain for vacation next week. And the mayor will be just across the sea in Italy. Their spokespeople said their deputies will be fully in charge during their summer breaks.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
New York City's Department of Education is raising the minimum requirements for the job of district superintendent with an eye towards strengthening the chain of command — and supports — running from the top all the way down to individual school principals.
Monday, July 07, 2014
The Bronx 14-year-old's case is likely to proceed quickly now because of his age.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Sometimes it's the art class that connects a student to school. And that's why the city is adding 120 new arts teachers at targeted middle and high schools next year.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The city's Department of Education is vowing to remove hundreds of trailers from its public schools within the next five years. But critics are dubious, in part because the city doesn't even know how many students are using those trailers.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Department of Education said a bill requiring alarms on school doors would take away the discretion of principals, who might have valid reasons for opposing alarms.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
How do you judge whether a teacher is doing a good job? City principals are now following the state's new formula, which puts a lot of weight on classroom observations plus student test scores. Watching one evaluation in action, we saw just how complicated it can be.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A state law requiring New York City to house charter schools inside regular school buildings — or pay for them to go elsewhere — faces its first test as the high-profile Success network seeks to expand.
Monday, June 09, 2014
Saturday, June 07, 2014
The balance of power in Albany starts to tilt
Friday, June 06, 2014
A new report claims Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is on the verge of making the same mistakes made by his predecessors by not building enough school seats to keep up with demand.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The mother of an autistic boy who disappeared from his school last October has filed a wrongful death suit against the city, the Department of Education and the police department.
Friday, May 30, 2014
There are more than one thousand New York City teachers rotating weekly to different schools because they don't have a permanent position. The union contract takes a crack at a solution.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
A higher number of students received offers for a seat in a gifted and talented program but the total number of students was smaller than last year. Families have until June 6 to grab one of the coveted seats.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Drama teachers from across New York City were thrilled to get a master class with Stephen Sondheim. But it was the Broadway legend who got emotional praising their work.
Monday, May 19, 2014
New York City school kids aren't allowed to bring their phones to class. But at one Brooklyn high school, teachers are playing by their own rules.
Friday, May 16, 2014
James stood by her claims that "forced co-locations that result in overcrowding, special students' losing space, and elementary students being mixed with high school students, are unacceptable.”
Friday, May 09, 2014
As union members decide how they will vote on the proposed $5.5 billion-dollar teachers contract, check out some of the fine print. There is a lot more in the deal than pay raises.