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Six Things the New Mayor Should Do for NYC's Schools

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Education leaders and funders outlined what they see as the top priorities facing the next mayor and schools chancellor, including literacy help, more support with college planning and using a wider range of performance measures than test scores. 

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Report: Teacher Training Programs Responding to School Needs

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New York City has released its first-ever rating of how graduates of local teaching colleges do when they get into the classroom, and Department of Education officials said they were pleased with the results.

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Former New York Officials' Trip Paid by Pearson

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The former state education commissioner, David M. Steiner, was among the officials from various states whose trips were paid for by the Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit wing of the testing company. The news also included a scary bus incident in the Bronx and an expanding international teacher recruitment organization.

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Regents Approve Plan to Evaluate Teachers With Test Scores

Monday, May 16, 2011

The New York State Board of Regents approved a new teacher evaluation system on Monday that relies heavily on student test scores to determine which teachers are most and least effective.

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New York Education Commissioner to Step Down

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Cathie Black isn't the only person announcing a departure.

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State Blocks Charter School From Moving Into PS 9 in Brooklyn

Friday, April 01, 2011

The education commissioner overturned the decision to place a city charter school inside the PS 9 building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

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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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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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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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Controversy Grows Around Panel That Will Evaluate Black

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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The panel that will evaluate Cathie Black for the schools chancellor position meets today.

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Panel Reviewing Black's Qualifications Now Under Scrutiny

Monday, November 22, 2010

The eight-member panel includes three former school officials who worked under Chancellor Joel Klein, as well as New York Historical Society President Louise Mirrer, whose museum received a half million dollar donation from the mayor. 

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State Education Commissioner Appoints Panel to Screen Cathie Black

Friday, November 19, 2010

The President of Teachers College will chair a panel to advise whether publishing executive Cathie Black is suited to be the city's next schools chancellor. State Education Commissioner David Steiner announced the eight member panel which also includes the superintendents of Rochester and Yonkers and two former New York City deputy chancellors.

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Black's Appointment Now Up to State Ed Commissioner Steiner

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The man in charge of deciding whether publishing executive Cathie Black can be the city's next school's chancellor, despite her lack of education credentials, is often described as someone who thinks outside the box. If there's a case to be made for an unconventional chancellor, then Education Commissioner David Steiner could be open to that based on his record.

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Mayor Bloomberg Requests Waiver for Cathie Black

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Saying the city schools demand a leader with a proven track record, Mayor Bloomberg has sent a letter to the state education commissioner asking that Hearst Magazines chairman Cathie Black be allowed to serve as chancellor. Black needs a waiver from rules requiring her to have educational experience, based on other exceptional qualifications.

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Influencing Steiner

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Right now, there is only one person who can block Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial nominee from actually getting the job of running the nation’s largest school system: David Steiner.

As commissioner of the state Department of Education, Steiner will decide whether to grant “a waiver” to Bloomberg’s pick Cathie Black, since she does not have the requisite work or education background for the job. Black, a magazine publisher until Bloomberg offered her the job “out of left field,” did not attend public school, and sent her children to boarding school in another state.

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Focus of Chancellor Debate Shifts to Waiver Request

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Because she doesn’t have the proper education credentials, publishing executive Cathie Black needs a waiver stating that she has other extraordinary qualifications in order to become schools chancellor. Mayor Bloomberg has said he’ll submit a request for such a waiver soon, citing her vast managerial experience. That request will then be reviewed by the state’s education commissioner.

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Regents Vote Spares Districts from Extra Instruction for All Failing Students

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The New York State Board of Regents approved a waiver so school districts don't have to provide extra instruction for thousands of students who failed their annual math and English exams.

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