Cathie Black


Schools Chancellor Cathie Black Scores Low Marks, Poll Shows

Monday, April 04, 2011

A new poll finds the new Schools Chancellor Cathie Black isn't making the grade with New Yorkers.



Shaking Off Critics, Schools Chancellor Cathie Black Gets Down to Business

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's been almost three months since Cathie Black took over as Chancellor of the New York City public schools. Since then, the ex- publishing executive has been sharply criticized for several gaffes and only 17 percent of city voters approve of her, according to a recent poll. Yet, Black is going about her business attending meetings and visiting schools.

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New Charter School in Ed Dept's Lower Manhattan Headquarters Will Be Temporary

Monday, March 14, 2011

After numerous complaints about overcrowding, the city said it will open a new elementary school in Lower Manhattan starting in 2012 in a space residents feared would go to a charter school.



One Brooklyn School Saved as a Second Hangs in Balance

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Panel for Educational Policy has decided to spare one Brooklyn school from being phased out, but will vote on proposals to phase-out another struggling schools in Queens Tuesday night.



Schools Chancellor Says Cuomo's Budget Cuts Are 'Unjust'

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Schools Chancellor Cathie Black told Albany lawmakers Tuesday that governor Cuomo's proposed budget cuts will have a significant, direct impact on students and classrooms -- including teacher layoffs.

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Protesters Stage Walk Out as Panel Votes to Close More Schools

Friday, February 04, 2011

A city panel voted early Friday morning to phase out 12 more schools — including storied Jamaica High and Columbus High in the Bronx — following a rowdy public hearing in which hundreds staged a walk-out in a show of protest.



Chancellor Black Faces Little Opposition at Harlem School Marked for Phase-Out

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Schools Chancellor Cathie Black attended a hearing Wednesday night on the proposal to close a Harlem Middle School that got a D on its latest report card. Hearings have been taking place all month at the 25 schools the city plans to phase out beginning next fall.



Majority of Students at City Schools Took a Snow Day

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Schools Chancellor Cathie Black kept public schools open Wednesday, but fewer than half of the city's students went to class.

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First Day at School: Chancellor Black Begins With a Tour

Monday, January 03, 2011

After months of controversy, Cathie Black started work as the new Chancellor of city schools - but she spent little time dwelling on the challenges facing the nation's largest school system during her first day on the job.



Chancellor Joel Klein Reflects on His Tenure

Thursday, December 30, 2010

City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein is packing up after eight years running the nation's largest school district. Klein led the system through dramatic overhauls and the creation of hundreds of new schools and charters. There were also controversies during his tenure about school closings and the use of high-stakes testing. The Queens native recently reflected on his time as Chancellor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Suing to Stop Cathie Black

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Read a recap of this conversation at It's A Free Country.

Eric J. Snyder, attorney and NYC public school parent, talks about his lawsuit to block the appointment of Cathie Black.

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Standing Firm Against Black

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


The day after getting final approval from the state education commissioner, the city's next schools chancellor toured a school in the Bronx and read to a class of first graders. But publishing executive Cathie Black is still causing controversy.

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