Beth Fertig

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Ocean Hill-Brownsville Lifts School Zones

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Parent leaders in Ocean Hill-Brownsville have voted to eliminate zoning boundaries for kindergarten students next fall, allowing families to apply to all schools in the district regar...
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Ten Schools Where Graduation Rates Don't Equal "College Ready"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Now that the city is measuring how well high schools prepare their students for college, the data reveals some schools post high graduation rates but very low college readiness rates....
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Scores Rise Slightly on High School Progress Reports

Monday, November 26, 2012

More city high schools got A's and B's on their annual report cards, and fewer got failing grades. These progress reports looked at student performance and school environment but this...
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High School Progress Reports Due Monday

Sunday, November 25, 2012

When the city releases the 2012 high school progress reports Monday, high schools will be rated partly on how many of their graduates are considered ready for college and careers.

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Rockaways Teen Documents Life Post-Sandy for School

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It was a frustrating and cold November in the Rockways, one of the areas of New York City hit hardest by Sandy's storm surge. Thousands of residents in this coastal community were lef...
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A Twice Relocated School Strives to Regain Footing

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Twelve more city schools will re-open on Monday, after having relocated because of storm damage from Sandy. Relocating has been an unsettling experience for teachers and students. It ...
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As More Schools Reopen, Attendance Rises

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Three city schools in buildings damaged by Sandy will be able to reopen on Wednesday, but 34 others will remain in their new temporary locations until they can be repaired. Overall at...
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Back to School Business: What's Delayed, What's Still On

Friday, November 09, 2012

Despite the storm's disruption to the school-year calendar, the Department of Education is moving ahead with tests and meetings scheduled this month and next, beginning with the first...
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New Dorp HS Welcomes Displaced Middle Schoolers

Thursday, November 08, 2012

With dozens of schools still damaged or without power, entire school communities have re-located to temporary locations. The 2700-student body and staff at New Dorp High School on Sta...
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Damaged Schools Prepare For New Homes

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Administrators tackled the daunting task of planning the relocation of their students from schools too damaged by Hurricane Sandy to open to schools in other parts of the city that ar...
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School Buildings Serve As Refuges For Evacuees

Thursday, November 01, 2012

School Buildings were a refuge for many people evacuated from Zone A areas over the weekend. SchoolBook spent time at one school serving dozens of families in crisis.

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Schools to Stay Closed Tuesday Due To Sandy

Monday, October 29, 2012

Schools will be closed for a second day on Tuesday as the city weathers the storm of Hurricane Sandy. For the latest news, check out the city's website nyc.gov as well as wnyc.org. St...
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Frustration with DOE Boils Over at Hearing

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The D.O.E.'s chief academic officer came under fire at a City Council hearing for not publicizing enough information about the organization of the city's 1,750 schools into networks. ...
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Report: Neighborhood Affects College Readiness

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A new report highlights the disparities in college-readiness between students from low-income city neighborhoods and their wealthier peers. Despite efforts to increase the number of h...
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Feds Say City Submitted False Counseling Claims

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Department of Education submitted false claims to Medicaid for counseling services for students with special needs, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in...
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Change in G&T Tests Doesn't Stop Test-Prep

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Department of Education said it changed the way it tests children for gifted and talented programs to make the process more equitable, and harder to prepare for ahead of time. But...
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Chancellor Unveils Long Awaited Parent Academy

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Citing statistics showing students do better in school when their parents are actively engaged in their education, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the city will open a new Pare...
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Shorter State Tests for Youngest Students

Monday, October 15, 2012

Third and fourth graders won't have to sit as long for their state math and reading tests next spring, according to state education officials who also warned of harder tests.

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Top 10: Charters with Highest Attrition Rates

Thursday, October 04, 2012

An analysis of the attrition rates for the city's charter schools revealed that charters have lower attrition rates, on average, than district schools. But there were outliers. Here's...
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Harlem Schools See High Student Turnover

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

In the past decade, about 150 charter schools have opened in New York City to provide more options for families. Harlem has the highest concentration of charters in the city and the i...
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