Beth Fertig

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Tutoring Not Required Under a Federal Waiver

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The city says certain struggling schools no longer have to use their federal money to pay for tutoring services offered free to students, now that New York has won a waiver from the N...
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Proposed Charters Get Public Hearings

Monday, August 06, 2012

Hearings are being held this month on charter schools that plan to open in the Bronx, on Staten Island and in East Harlem and Brooklyn in the fall of 2013. See the schedule and details.

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Advocates Say Special Education Bill Was Misunderstood

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo disappointed some religious groups this week when he vetoed a bill that would have required school districts to consider a student's home environment and family b...
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Turnaround Schools Revert to Old Names

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

After months of pushing for an overhaul of 24 struggling schools, the city has taken the pragmatic step of telling principals what they need to do to ensure a smooth start of the scho...
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Group Claims Best Teachers Are Given Short Shrift

Monday, July 30, 2012

Schools aren't doing enough to encourage their best teachers to stay, and wind up retaining too many below-average teachers, according to a new study that looked at teacher quality in...
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City Releases Details of Turnaround Plans

Friday, July 27, 2012

The city has released plans outlining reforms at the 24 "turnaround" schools. Staffing changes were thwarted by a judge's ruling, and the rest of the plans also appear to be at risk b...
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Judge Backs Union in Turnaround Ruling

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The teachers' union is declaring victory, now that a state judge has ruled that an arbitrator was within his rights when he blocked the city from removing thousands of teachers from 24 struggling schools.

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Former Chancellor to Begin Tech Venture

Monday, July 23, 2012

News Corporation has announced that its education technology division, headed by Joel Klein, a former New York City schools chancellor, will introduce new products this fall under the brand name Amplify.

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Summer Brings Pleasure of Learning Back to Some Teachers

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer may look like a big vacation perk for teachers, but many educators spend July and August teaching summer classes. They also plan for the year ahead. And still others use the time to be students again.

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Annual Schools Survey Shows Parents More Satisfied Than Teachers

Monday, July 23, 2012

A record number of parents, student, and teachers responded to the city's annual school survey. More students reported that their schoolwork is more rigorous, with 95 percent of stude...
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Teachers at 24 Schools Receive Status Updates

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The city sent letters Wednesday giving instructions to thousands of teachers whose careers are in limbo while the Bloomberg administration and the teachers' union continue their legal...
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With Latest Test Scores, Bloomberg Sees 'Very Positive' Progress

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

While Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg continues to say that his stewardship of the schools has led to improvements in student achievement, the latest results of state proficiency tests are...
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Report Finds Student Performance on State Exams Remains Consistent

Thursday, July 12, 2012

An independent analysis of individual student achievement on state English exams found that a majority of New York City's public school children are not improving, but rather are holding steady from grade to grade.

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Judge Says City Must Reinstate Teachers at 24 Struggling Schools

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A state judge has declined, for now, to block a ruling that allows 4,000 city teachers to go back to their jobs at 24 struggling schools. An arbitrator decided last month that the cit...
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City and Unions Head to Court Over 24 School Closings

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Bloomberg administration plans to tell a state judge on Tuesday that an arbitrator exceeded his authority when he found the city must hire back thousands of teachers at 24 struggl...
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Preparing for College by Studying Time Management

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The transition from high school to college is difficult for almost every student. But the Opportunity Network says its low-income students from New York City are especially vulnerable...
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Council Members Urge Walcott to Lift Cellphone Ban

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Most of the City Council's 51 members have signed a letter urging the schools chancellor to lift the city's ban on cellphones in public schools. The letter calls the current policy "i...
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State Requires New Screening for Struggling Readers

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A new state screening protocol for elementary schools goes into effect this month. Its stated goals are to catch reading and literacy problems earlier and possibly reduce referrals to special education.

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School Districts Team Up to Demand Better Textbooks

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New York City's Department of Education is joining forces with 30 other school districts to demand textbooks that are in sync with the new Common Core standards. At a panel on Thursda...
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City and Union Collaborate on New Community Hubs

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The teachers' union and the Education Department are joining forces to provide more social and medical services to students and their families at six schools, which will serve as community hubs.

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