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Beth Fertig

WNYC News

Cell Phone Ban Is a Tale of Two City Schools

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The city started aggressively enforcing a cellphone ban five years ago in schools. But students at most schools know they can get away with carrying their phones while students at schools with metal detectors pay a price for following the rules, by using trucks and bodegas to stash their phones for a dollar a day. WNYC's Beth Fertig brings us an update on the phone ban in New York City public schools.

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WNYC News

Boro Presidents: Parent Panels Need Better Elections

Monday, October 03, 2011

Four of the borough presidents and some parent leaders want  the Department of Education to change the way the city's 36 education councils are elected. Education Reporter Beth Fertig has the latest.

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