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November 29, 2010

NYC Schools Pick Gets Waiver to Assume Chancellorship

Publishing executive Cathie Black's path to the leadership position is now clear after a state official granted her the waiver necessary for her to take job.

November 27, 2010

N.Y. Waiver Deal Said to Clear Way for Bloomberg's Schools Chief

Shael Polakow-Suransky, the district's current chief accountability officer, reportedly will serve as Cathleen P. Black's chief academic officer.

November 23, 2010

Report: Bloomberg's NYC Schools Chief Pick May Be Denied Waiver

The New York Times is reporting that the state education commissioner would consider granting a waiver for publishing executive Cathleen Black if an independent educator served alongside her.

November 15, 2010

Pick for NYC Schools Chancellor Draws Pointed Criticism

Response to Cathie Black's appointment as New York City Schools chancellor is mixed.

November 12, 2010

NYC Schools Chief Pick Says Offer Came 'Out of Left Field'

Mayor Bloomberg broached the topic at a meeting a few weeks ago, said chancellor pick Cathie Black.

November 09, 2010

NYC Schools Chief Resigns, Leaving Lasting Legacy

The chancellor is leaving the district to join the media conglomerate founded by Rupert Murdoch.

September 21, 2010

Study Finds Wide Variations in Preparation, Graduation of NYC Students

A new report out this morning studying the graduation rates of New York City high schools finds a student's 8th grade attendance rate was the strongest predictor if that student would later graduate with his or her peers.

July 28, 2010

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Dies at 79

Nathan Quinones spent three years as leader of the nation's largest school district.

March 26, 2010

Judge Voids 19 NYC School Closings

NYC has to go back to the drawing board, after a judge says the district violated state law in closing 19 schools without real community participation.

January 06, 2010

NYC Schools Sued Over Class Size

NYC Schools sued for allegedly not following a state law requiring class size reductions; school officials deny the charges.

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