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September 05, 2014

Boston Mayor Appoints City's First-Ever 'Chief of Education'

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will task a new citywide education czar to coordinate school improvement efforts across public schools, charter schools, parochial and private schools, as well as higher education.

December 10, 2013

New York City's Next Chancellor: The Rumored Short List

Speculation is rampant over who might become New York City's next schools chancellor under newly elected mayor Bill de Blasio.

November 05, 2013

N.Y.C. and Boston Elect Mayors; Usher in New Schooling Eras

Democrat Bill de Blasio wins by a landslide in New York City, while state Rep. Martin J. Walsh is elected in Boston.

September 25, 2013

Boston Mayoral Race Whittled to Two Finalists

A Boston city councilor, who ran on a school reform agenda, and a state representative who is a strong supporter of organized labor, will face off in November to succeed longtime Mayor Thomas Menino.

September 24, 2013

Boston Schools Central in Vote for City's Next Mayor

A dozen candidates are vying to succeed Mayor Thomas Menino and take the reins over the 57,000-student school system.

September 11, 2013

De Blasio Tops New York City Primary: School Changes in the Wind?

Bill De Blasio took first, though a runoff election is possible. De Blasio's education views indicate that big changes are possible in the mayorally run district.

September 10, 2013

New York City Schools at Center of Today's Mayoral Primary

Voters in New York City will narrow the field of candidates vying to succeed Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg who has tightly controlled the city's school system for the last 12 years.

July 29, 2013

Schools Are Marquee Issue in Boston's Mayoral Race

A new coalition of local education reform advocates has organized to make sure that the future of Boston's public schools is the front-and-center issue in the city's first competitive mayoral election in a generation.

July 17, 2013

New York City Mayor's Race: Ideas for Schools Post-Bloomberg

A crowded field of candidates has produced numerous ideas for the city's system of 1.1 million students.

March 19, 2013

Prince George's County, Md., Executive Wants Control of School System

Maryland's second largest school system needs a dramatic governance change to improve student achievement, county executive argues.

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