Beth Fertig

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Charter Rally Keeps Pressure on Mayor de Blasio

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

WNYC
In what's become a fall tradition, the group Families for Excellent Schools organized a rally demanding more help from City Hall for charter schools.
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Former NY Ed Official to Become U.S. Education Secretary

Friday, October 02, 2015

WNYC
The man who will succeed Arne Duncan is both inspiring — and controversial.
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Meet The Next Secretary Of Education

Friday, October 02, 2015

The man who will succeed Education Secretary Arne Duncan has both an inspirational personal story and a record of controversy in what's become a national debate over the Common Core learning standards.

At age 40, John King Jr. will become one of the youngest Cabinet members in American history. He's ...

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More Early Childcare Is Needed, Not Just Pre-K

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

WNYC
A group that fought for more pre-kindergarten and after-school programs claims the city continues falling short in providing childcare for infants and toddlers.
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Muslim Students Celebrate a First With Eid School Holiday

Thursday, September 24, 2015

WNYC
On the same week that Jews celebrated Yom Kippur and Catholics greeted the Pope, Muslim students have their very first school holiday.
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New Schools Official Wants to Untangle Bureaucratic Web for Parents

Thursday, September 24, 2015

WNYC
The Department of Education has named a seasoned insider to overhaul how schools engage with families, but it's no easy task.
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De Blasio Says NYC Policies Support More Diverse Schools

Friday, September 18, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio explained how his education agenda will improve all schools but he said he hasn't committed to specific diversity plans, in his interview with WNYC's Brian Lehrer. 
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Here's How to Make Sense of the New College Scorecard

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

WNYC
The new scorecard for colleges includes mounds of data about average costs for students, and how graduates fare years later. We offer five tips to making sense of it all.
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City Offers New Teacher Tool to Improve High School Writing

Monday, September 14, 2015

WNYC
Elementary and middle school teachers are used to teaching basic writing skills. Now, high school teachers are getting a blueprint to take students' writing to the next level. 
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When Home Is Tough, Making Students Feel Good At School

Saturday, September 12, 2015

In a classroom in the Bronx borough of New York City on a recent school day, a little boy in a green shirt got very frustrated. He was sitting on the floor with his fellow second-graders as they were going over a math problem with their teacher, when he suddenly ...

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Mayor de Blasio Heads Back to School, Too

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio used the first day of school to tout pre-k, community schools and helping teachers do a better job. Some of the kids he visited were into the play table.
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Politics and Pre-K: What to Watch for This School Year

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

WNYC
It's back to school time in New York City. Here's our rundown of some of the lively debates and key issues sure to come up this year.
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She’s Got Game: Expanded Program Targets Underserved Student Athletes

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

WNYC
The city is adding over 200 new sports teams in the coming school year. Over half of them will cater to previously under-served girl athletes. 
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Parents' Teacher Tenure Challenge Heads Back to Court

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WNYC
The unions claim a new state law makes it easier to get rid of ineffective teachers, but two groups of parents say it's not enough.
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These East Harlem Schoolkids Are Excited About the Pope

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WNYC
When Pope Francis visits Our Lady Queen of Angels in East Harlem next month, he'll meet some curious third and fourth graders armed with questions.
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Special Needs Students Stuck on Stifling School Buses, Lawsuit Says

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WNYC
Public Advocate Letitia James is suing the Department of Education for not providing air-conditioned buses for students with disabilities, as required by law.
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Mayor Says He Won't Tolerate Characters Harassing People in Times Square

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WNYC
The mayor's strong words follow a drop for him in the polls and rising concern about crime and homelessness.

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Law Would Ban Grand Juries when Police Kill Civilians

Monday, August 17, 2015

WNYC
New proposed legislation would stop the use of grand juries in cases where a police officer is accused of killing a civilian.

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'Voluntreers' Map City Foliage with New Technology

Sunday, August 16, 2015

WNYC
 A new web-based system now enables volunteers to use tablets provided by the city as well as their own smart phones to help count every city tree.

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NYC: No Stone Unturned As Pre-K Sites Face Inspections

Thursday, August 13, 2015

WNYC
Three weeks before school starts, New York City officials say they are well underway to inspecting all of the roughly 1,800 pre-kindergarten classrooms slated to open.
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