Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

City to Help Parents Become Citizens

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New York City is launching a new effort to help eligible immigrant parents of public school students become U.S. citizens, by offering free legal assistance and loans.

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Hollywood Film Puts Teachers on Defensive

Sunday, September 16, 2012

As schools in Chicago remain closed Monday, and the teacher's strike stretches into a second week, the brutal landscape of education politics is laid bare for all to see. Add to the m...
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Toxic Drip Prompts Swift DOE Response

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The city will begin replacing all of the lighting fixtures at a Staten Island elementary school on Wednesday, after toxic PCBs leaked from an overhead light onto a child's desk and clothing.

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More Suspensions in Stuyvesant Cheating Scandal

Monday, September 10, 2012

A total of 66 students will be suspended, following the cheating scandal last June at the highly competitive Stuyvesant High School. Today all students will receive an "academic hones...
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Feds Award Five City Schools Blue Ribbons

Friday, September 07, 2012

Five New York City public schools were awarded Blue Ribbons of excellence by the U.S. Department of Education for high performance.

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City Replaces One of the Required G&T Tests

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

New York City is changing the way children are tested for gifted and talented programs in its public schools this winter. It's replacing one of the two exams with another that the Dep...
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Families Struggle With New Special Education Rules

Monday, September 03, 2012

As the city expands its special education reforms across the city, the new policy has run into a few speed bumps. Families and schools are struggling to understand and meet the requi...
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Schoolbook Off for Labor Day

Friday, August 31, 2012

It's going to get busy real soon. The city's public schools open for students on September 6. We'll be back at work on Tuesday with fresh reporting and commentaries.

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City Schools Bracing for Big Reforms

Friday, August 31, 2012

On WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show, reporters Beth Fertig and Yasmeen Khan explain the new big initiatives that city parents, teachers and students will encounter this coming school year...
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State Identifies Hundreds of Schools for Improvement, Under New System

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Now that New York State has a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, it's identified over 700 schools that must plan improvements - but they will have more flexibility over...
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Jonathan Kozol Discusses New Book "Fire in the Ashes"

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Author and activist Jonathan Kozol is interviewed by WNYC's Leonard Lopate about his new book "Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-five Years Among the Poorest Children in America."

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To Improve Comprehension, a School Tries Slowing Down

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A reading program developed by a New York University associate professor aims to help all students improve their comprehension and writing skills by forcing them to slow down. That's ...
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"Money Talking" - Why there's Big Money in Education

Friday, August 24, 2012

Whether they're selling digital textbooks and educational services or running for-profit schools, established technology, media and publishing companies, as well as a fleet of start-u...
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City Provides $18 Million for 24 Schools it Wanted to Overhaul

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Two weeks before the start of the new school year, the city has freed up $18 million for 24 schools it had wanted to reshape before being blocked by a court. But the funding is just a...
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Teaching Colleges Remain Wary of Survey

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New York's private teaching colleges, including N.Y.U. and Pace, remain wary about participating in a national review of the country's 1,400 teaching colleges.

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Town Hall on Sexual Misconduct in Schools Postponed

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday on sexual misconduct in the city's public schools has now been postponed. The meeting was organized by a parent group following a nasty voll...
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Calendar for this Month's Department of Education Hearings

Monday, August 20, 2012

August is hardly as slow as it seems. Public hearings are scheduled almost every weeknight for the remainder of the month on proposals to open charter schools in 2013, and the Panel f...
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Just Over Half of Eligible Teachers Receive Tenure

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Bloomberg administration's efforts to raise the bar for granting tenure status to teachers continued this year, with nearly half of the eligible teachers denied tenure. Many of th...
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Getting Schooled With Jumaane Williams

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

City Councilman Jumaane Williams stands out in a crowd. It’s not just his long dreadlocks. It’s the rocking, jerking motion of his body that is the result of Tourette's syndrome. Mr. ...
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Audit Finds Faulty Expenses at Two Schools

Monday, August 13, 2012

An audit by the state comptroller chastises James Madison High School and Herbert Lehman High School for sloppy accounting. Tweed officials say most of the expenses were appropriate b...
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