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Cathie Black Starts Her Job as Schools Chancellor

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cathie Black starts her new job Monday as the city's schools chancellor. She's the first woman to lead the nation's largest school district. Her appointment to the job by Mayor Michael Bloomberg was clouded with controversy.

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Judge Rules Ed Commissioner's Approval of Black Legal

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A state judge has ruled against three groups of parents who were trying to block Cathie Black from becoming the city's next schools chancellor.

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Albany Judge Hears Arguments Challenging Black's Appointment as Schools Chancellor

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A judge in Albany Thursday heard three lawsuits on behalf of 16 New York City parents and one teacher, who are claiming the state education commissioner acted illegally in approving publishing executive Cathie Black as Schools Chancellor.

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WNYC News

New Chancellor Sees College Prep School in Brooklyn

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cathie Black won’t take over as Schools Chancellor until January 3. But she hass been visiting schools throughout the city. On Wednesday, she let reporters tag along to find out what she's been seeing and how that has shaping her view of the job.

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U.S. Education Secretary Gives Support to Black

Thursday, December 09, 2010

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is scheduled to meet with incoming schools chancellor Cathie Black Thursday.

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The Empire

What you learn from the new schools chancellor

Thursday, December 09, 2010

A bearded Josh Greenman of the Daily News editorial bard describes their meeting with new schools chancellor Cathie Black, saying, "she's finally answering some direct questions."

He adds:

"We didn't get too many specifics. We did learn that there will probably be layoffs, potentially in the thousands, four thousands or so. Maybe more; layoffs of school teachers."

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Lawsuit Will Fight Cathie Black's Appointment to Schools Chancellor

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

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I just see an executive choosing an executive to run a business, but the New York City school system is not a business.

- Eric J. Snyder, attorney and NYC public school parent on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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WNYC News

New Chancellor in Waiting Cathie Black Emerges, Slowly

Friday, December 03, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg got his new schools chancellor this week. On Monday, the state's education commissioner granted approval for Hearst Magazines chairwoman Cathie Black to run the nation's largest school system. But only after the mayor agreed to appoint a chief academic officer as her deputy chancellor, because Black didn't have experience in education.

Black's appointment stirred a controversy over whether she was qualified for the job. And that hasn't exactly died down since her approval. WNYC's Beth Fertig has been following the story and answers questions.

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Black-out on Black's Whereabouts?

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Incoming chancellor Cathie Black visited two elementary schools in Queens Wednesday. But just where she went remained a mystery until late in the afternoon.

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Outraged Teachers Apply for Jobs at Hearst

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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A day after Cathie Black received a waiver from the state education commissioner so she could take the top job in the New York City public school system, a small group of Green Party members responded by staging a protest at her old place of employment, Hearst.

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WNYC News

New Chancellor Cathie Black Tours Bronx School

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A day after the state education commissioner granted her the waiver she needs to become schools chancellor, Cathie Black visited PS 109 in the Bronx to greet parents and students.

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Bloomberg Wins Chancellor Fight, But at a Price

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The nation’s largest school district is getting a new leader. Hearst Magazines Chairwoman Cathie Black will become chancellor of the New York City Public Schools following weeks of controversy over her qualifications. In the end, Mayor Michael Bloomberg got the person he wanted for the job, but it was at some cost to his reputation.

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State Grants Waiver Allowing Black to Serve as Schools Chancellor

Monday, November 29, 2010

State Education Commissioner David Steiner has granted a waiver allowing Hearst Magazines chair Cathie Black to serve as the city's next schools chancellor.

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Opponents of Cathie Black Consider Legal Action

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg's decision to accept a compromise proposed by State Education Commissioner David Steiner means publishing executive Cathie Black is expected to receive the waiver she needs to become schools chancellor Monday. Black lacks the right education credentials for the job but Bloomberg has argued that her management experience make her exceptionally qualified for the position. But will the plan fly with school parents and activists?

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Compromise Reached for Black to Become NYC Schools Chancellor

Friday, November 26, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered a compromise agreement to state Education Commissioner David Steiner in a ten-page letter today. The letter includes a job description for a senior deputy chancellor. That post will be held by Shael Polakow-Suransky, a former principal who is currently the Deputy Chancellor for Performance and Accountability at the New York City Department of Education.

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Cities with Non-Traditional School Leaders Often Have Educators as Deputies

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Education Commissioner David Steiner's suggestion that publishing executive Cathie Black may need a Chief Academic Officer, in order to win approval, is not without precedent. In big cities from Los Angeles to Chicago with non-traditional school superintendents, those leaders have had deputies with education credentials.

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It's A Free Country ®

Joel Klein: Give Black a Chance

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I had support and I think that's important, having the people around you who can provide the knowledge and expertise. Right from the beginning I wanted strong people in technology because so much needed to be done in that area. Strong people in finance, strong people in pedagogy. People build a team, and the good news right now is that the team we have in the department is extraordinary and I think will provide the support that Cathie Black needs.

- Joel Klein, outgoing New York City schools chancellor, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Empire

The Cathie Black Compromise

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

After an advisory panel rejected a waiver for Mayor Bloomberg's school's chancellor nominee, a compromise is being floated:

Let Bloomberg's nominee, Cathie Black, act as a general manager, and have her hire a senior administrator steeped in pedagogical issues.

On the Brian Lehrer Show this morning, outgoing chancellor Joel Klein - who got the kind of waiver Bloomberg is seeking for Black - said he hired a top staffer more familiar with education issues than he was.

But Black's critics are knocking down the idea, saying it skirts the system of checks and balances City Hall says they're seeking in schools.

"It would dilute the accountability,"says city comptroller John Liu.

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WNYC News

Panel Rejects Black, Now What?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg's controversial pick for schools chancellor has run into serious trouble. An advisory panel has voted Tuesday against granting a waiver to publishing executive Cathie Black. The waiver would have allowed Black to take the job despite lacking the right education credentials. Now, it's up to State Education Commissioner David Steiner to make a final decision on Black's future - and he's already indicated he won't rubber stamp the mayor's request.

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Panel Votes Against Recommending Waiver For Black

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

An eight-member panel of educators dealt a big blow to Mayor Bloomberg, voting on Tuesday evening not to support his choice for schools chancellor, publishing executive Cathie Black. The State Education Commissioner David Steiner convened the panel to get advice on whether to issue Black a waiver since she lacks education credentials.

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