Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Parents Ask Walcott for More Seats for Gifted and Talented Students

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott says he is trying to find more seats to accommodate the 22 percent increase in children who passed the tests for gifted and talented programs this...
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New Study Identifies 'Opportunity Gap' for Students

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A new report finds students in certain well-off neighborhoods have more access to high-performing middle schools than students from low-income communities in the Bronx and Brooklyn. T...
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Reasons to Be Sent to the Principal's Office

Friday, April 13, 2012

New York City principals are expected to create a culture of leadership in their buildings. Their offices say something about their personal style. Take a look at a group of principal...
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For Teenagers, "Bully" Is Tough to Watch, but Important to Discuss

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The documentary "Bully" goes into wider theatrical release on Friday with a newly negotiated PG-13 rating. Some city teens and parents went to view it this week during school vacation...
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Long Waiting Lists Again for Kindergarten Seats

Sunday, April 08, 2012

More than 2,400 children are on waiting lists to get into kindergarten classes at their zoned New York City public schools in September -- partly as a result of an increase in applications, city officials said.

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Sexual Misconduct Complaints Are Up, Investigator Says

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The number of complaints involving school employees accused of sexual misconduct went up 35 percent in the first three months of 2012 compared to the same period last year, Richard J....
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Union Sues City Education Department to Obtain E-mails

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The teachers' union claims the Department of Education is violating state Freedom of Information Law by declining to release e-mails between former Chancellor Joel I. Klein, other off...
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Walcott Touts Progress on Middle School Reforms

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott says the city will exceed its goal of opening 50 new middle schools in the next two years. He also outlined several steps he has taken to recruit ...
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Low-Income Students Won't Have to Pay for A.P. Exams

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

UPDATED | The city's Department of Education says it has found money to pay for the Advanced Placement exams this spring for low-income students, despite a cut in the federal subsidy for the exams.

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Brooklyn Students Propose Ways to Improve Relations at Shared Campuses

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Brooklyn teenagers on a new youth council have made recommendations for improving relations at co-located schools, campuses where several schools share the same building. The students...
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Chancellor Removes Eight Staffers After Misconduct Review

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott has fired or removed eight school employees after a recent review of employees with substantiated cases of misconduct on file.

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Test Driving a Pilot Teacher Evaluation System

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The big debate in education now is how to determine who’s an effective teacher. New York City set off a controversy by ranking teachers based on their students’ performance on state e...
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At Turnaround Meeting, the Big Question Was 'Why?'

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More than 150 teachers, parents and students showed up at a hearing at Brooklyn Borough Hall Monday evening, questioning the mayor's plan to close and reopen 33 schools. Many were ske...
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City Reverses Policy on Tutoring Limits

Monday, March 05, 2012

Some 3,500 New York City public school students will not lose free tutoring services this week, now that the city has reversed its decision to limit the services for financial reasons.

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Townsend Harris Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Award

Friday, March 02, 2012

Rafal Olechowski, an English teacher who loves to teach 19th-century romantic poets, was surprised to learn during a school assembly that he had won a prestigious prize for his teaching.

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Queens School Faces Heavy Demand on Eve of Kindergarten Deadline

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

For thousands of New York City parents preparing to send their children to kindergarten this fall, application season can be a time of stress because some crowded public schools can’t...
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Two Chancellors, Two Different Public Views on Teacher Ratings

Friday, February 24, 2012

Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott has expressed reluctance about releasing thousands of individual teacher ratings to the public, striking a different tone if not a different outcome from ...
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Queens Students Use Break to Test Science and Music App

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ever since the iPad was introduced two years ago, educators and publishers have been developing ways to use its touch-screen technology in the classroom. So has the Icelandic singer B...
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Advanced Placement Test Fees to Rise for Low-Income Students

Friday, February 17, 2012

Low-income high school students can expect to pay $15 each for up to three Advanced Placement exams this year, a $5 increase, because the federal government has cut back on grants to ...
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Judge Orders Rehiring of Teacher

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A teacher who lost her job and exhausted her appeals process convinced a state judge that she was unfairly dismissed. The city was ordered to rehire her and to pay back wages, but it ...
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