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NYC Chancellor Shakes Up School Superintendents

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chancellor Carmen Fariña fulfilled her pledged to strengthen the role of school superintendents, the principals' bosses, by filling seven vacancies and replacing eight others.
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De Blasio Promises Smoother Path for Special Needs Parents

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pressure from families and state lawmakers has led the mayor to promise to change the way the city refunds special-needs families who send their children to private and parochial programs. 

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Charter Schools, Chancellor Find Common Ground, Leave Tough Calls For Another Day

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said she and about 100 charter school leaders had a productive first meeting but there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the future of these privately managed schools in the city.

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Schools Chancellor Challenges Status Quo on Charters, New Schools

Monday, January 13, 2014

The new schools chancellor invited WNYC for a ride along as she visited schools. On the way, she answered wide-ranging questions about the nation's largest school system and joined a class discussion about leadership. Turns out she is a fan of Machiavelli.

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Mayor Highlights After-School Piece of Tax Plan

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Much of Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign for a tax increase has focused on his plan to expand access to pre-kindergarten. In shifting gears to talk about middle school students, he appears to be broadening his approach.

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Next Chancellor Brings Toughness and a Personal Touch

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

On The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC's Beth Fertig talks about the appointment of Carmen Fariña as De Blasio's schools chancellor, and takes calls from parents and teachers.

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Walcott Admits Charter School Rollout Could've Been Better

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Departing Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stands by Bloomberg's education reforms, with one exception. He says that if the city had handled the rollout of charter schools better, perhaps the debate today would not be so divided. 

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Who'll Be the Next Schools Chancellor?

Monday, December 09, 2013

Unlike Mayor Michael Bloomberg, de Blasio has said he wants an experienced educator to lead the system of more than one million students.

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De Blasio Rounds Up Pre-K Planning Posse

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Seizing upon his main campaign promise, Bill de Blasio stumped for his plan to provide pre-kindergarten classes for all city students, by naming five experts who will help persuade Albany that it's worth raising taxes on the city's wealthiest residents. He also promised no surprises in his search for a new chancellor.

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Confident de Blasio Predicts Albany Will Support Pre-K Tax

Monday, December 02, 2013

Mayor-in-waiting Bill De Blasio said education is more important to the future of the economy "than it's ever been in the history of humanity" after a meeting with state lawmakers where he sought support for his proposal to raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers to fund pre-kindergarten and after-school programs.

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Cathie Black Emails Reveal City Hall's Damage Control

Friday, May 03, 2013

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Emails between City Hall and Cathie Black, who Mayor Bloomberg nominated to replace Joel Klein as schools chancellor, show a mad scramble to rally celebrities to support the embattled nominee. A court ruling on Thursday forced the administration to release the emails to the public.

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Schools Will Get to Keep Unspent Funds -- If They Have Good Marks

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

In a reversal of a much criticized policy, city principals will now get to keep more of their money — but only if their schools get good marks. 

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Commissioner Picks Panel to Consider Walcott as Schools Chancellor

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

State Education Commissioner David Steiner named a ten-member panel Tuesday to consider whether to give Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott the waiver he needs to serve as New York City Schools Chancellor following Cathie Black's resignation last Thursday.

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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.

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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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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.

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