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WNYC News

Cathie Black to Kent Graduates: "Self-Reliance Makes it Happen"

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg's pick for Schools Chancellor, Hearst Magazines Chairman Cathie Black, has not spoken to reporters since her brief comments at City Hall on Tuesday. Though she did give a very quick interview to Cindy Adams at the NY Post about how the job offer came "out of left field."

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Will Learning Curve be a Problem for New Schools Chancellor?

Friday, November 12, 2010

There's a lot of issues out there and in schools every day teachers go into those classrooms and they have to do the job of helping those children. I understand there's a learning curve, and of course I would work with her because that’s the responsible thing to do. It's what we should all be doing on behalf of the children. But it's not like we have a lot of time.

- Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Empire

How Bloomberg Went 'Inside' in Picking Unknown Schools Chancellor

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bloomberg picks a new schools chancellor the way he\'s done many other things as an unconventional mayor. (Edward Reed / nyc.gov)

Joyce Purnick sees Bloomberg's selection of a new schools chancellor as classic Bloomberg:

Black’s husband, Thomas E. Harvey, is a significant contributor to Republican causes, including Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential race and the Republican National Committee. The couple has, like Ms. Taylor and the mayor, spent leisurely days at the Allen & Company’s annual gathering in Sun Valley, Idaho, the summer retreat for the super-rich that few regular folk know much about because the media are banned.

“He didn’t go outside when he chose Cathie Black, he went inside,’’ said a Bloomberg friend and supporter, unhappy with the new schools chief. “It’s him and Diana, Cathie and Tom.”

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Mike Does it His Way

Friday, November 12, 2010

After nine years of Bloomberg rule, New Yorkers should not have been surprised by their mayor’s pick of Cathleen Black to be the new schools chancellor. Of course he chose someone with no connection to or experience with public education. Of course he picked a wealthy elitist with a professional lifetime in magazine publishing. Of course he selected an alumna of Chicago parochial schools instead of an educator or anyone who knew anything at all about education to run the largest public school system in the country.

The Black choice is classic, quintessential, in-your-face Bloomberg. He hasn’t packed his government with many such elitists, but he loves unorthodoxy and always has.

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WNYC News

Lawmakers Oppose Black's Appointment as Schools Chancellor

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Some local lawmakers are opposing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's appointment of Cathie Black as the city's new schools chancellor. Brooklyn Councilman Charles Barron, who held an event at City Hall on Thursday, said Black isn't right for the job.

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The Challenge for NYC's Next Schools Chancellor

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A lot of people were surprised by the appointment of Cathie Black as the new New York City Schools Chancellor.

Given the intensity of the education debate in New York City, I think Bloomberg felt that it was important to pick an outsider. Someone who owes no one anything and who has no ties to either side of the debate because the entire debate on education reform in this city needs to change.

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WNYC News

As Klein Departs, Academics Discuss His Legacy

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Did the city's public schools really improve under Chancellor Joel Klein? Now that Klein has resigned to take a job at News Corporation, the debate has only intensified. Mayor Bloomberg announced Klein's departure on Tuesday and the appointment of media executive Cathie Black to replace him.

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New Yorkers Respond to New Schools Leadership

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Here's what you had to say about the new New York Public Schools chancellor, Cathie Black.

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WNYC News

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein Resigns, Bloomberg Picks Hearst Magazines Chair

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The head of the nation’s largest public school system is stepping down. Joel Klein has been the Chancellor of the New York City Schools for eight years. Klein is a former Justice Department official who was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. His replacement, Cathie Black, also comes from outside the education world. Black is the chair of Hearst Magazines.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg's Choice for NYC Schools: Publisher Cathie Black

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg has announced that magazine magnate Cathie Black will be the next Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. She will replace Joel Klein, who held the position for eight years before announcing his departure Tuesday afternoon.

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WQXR News

NYC Chancellor Joel Klein Steps Down; Cathie Black Named as Replacement

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The head of New York City's school system, Chancellor Joel Klein, has resigned from his position. Cathie Black, the Chairman of Hearst Magazines will replace him.

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WQXR News

Bloomberg's Choice for NYC Schools: Publisher Cathie Black

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that magazine magnate Cathleen Black will be the next Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. She replaces Joel Klein, who held the position for eight years before announcing his departure for News Corp. on Tuesday afternoon.

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