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How An Intern Fought Bloomberg Over Cathie Black Emails, And Won

Posted 07.07.2013 | New York

By Sergio Hernandez, Special to ProPublica. In November 2010, I was earning $300 a week for The Village Voice, blogging about unemployed actors w...

Lessons from Gotham for Education Reformers

Suzanne Tacheny Kubach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Suzanne Tacheny Kubach

Reformers often face the same set of choices. But consistently ignoring public sentiment is not a viable long-term strategy; we can win a few rounds this way, but the changes we secure won't be lasting.

Education Reform? Great Plan!

Ilana Garon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

When you know nothing about education, or more specifically, about what makes good teaching, education reform seems quite simple. Too bad that isn't the case.

Hubris v. Parochialism

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

The argument that only educators can run education institutions is narrow-minded and parochial, and isn't germane to the Bloomberg-Black issue.

School Reform in the Ownership Society

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

Movement between the education sector (as they call it) and the giant corporations is another ownership society hallmark. If it sounds reminiscent of the military-industrial complex, you're on the right track.

Almost Chancellor

Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alexander Russo

As of this moment, nobody knows for sure whether Black will make it through this last hurdle, or how she'll do on the job. But if she ends up not getting the job it won't be the first time.

Wavering on the Waiver: Reservations about Cathleen Black

Ilana Garon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

From a educator's perspective, the eventuality of Black getting the waiver from the state is a particularly disheartening prospect.

Two More Reasons to Get Rid of Mayoral Control of the Schools

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

Need some good reasons to end mayoral control? I've got two for you -- Bloomberg and Daley.

All is Politics

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

In education, all is politics. But since the kids are watching, the type of politics we play in schools is crucial.

Will Steiner Waver on Cathie Black's Waiver?

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The prospect for the granting of a waiver to Cathie Black so she can serve as New York City's school chancellor may have dimmed a bit in the last two days.

Changing of the Guard: One MBA to Another

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

Many educators view Black's appointment as a perpetuation of the trend to manage large school systems via a business model. This tactic is met with contention because corporate objectives are starkly different than those of public education.

Two Top Schools Veterans Quit After Black Assumes Chancellor Position

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two top schools officials have resigned in the wake of Cathie Black's surprise appointment. Photeine Anagnostopoulos, deputy chancellor for finance an...

Joel Klein's Good School Promise

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Klein proved to be America's best example of an urban system head committed to 'the good school promise.' Joel had the courage to close struggling schools and open new schools (and the good fortune to work for a mayor that supported him).

Joel Klein Out, Cathie Black In: HuffPost Bloggers React to NYC Schools Chancellor Change

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Huffington Post

With the resignation of NYC schools Chancellor Joel Klein, Cathie Black will in all likelihood be the first woman to run the massive and much-watched school system.

What Is Joel Klein's Legacy?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

After serving eight years as New York City schools chancellor, Joel Klein announced his resignation from the post Tuesday. According to a statement m...